Wednesday, June 29

Leatt GPX Adventure Jacket Review

The first enduro and adventure shell designed around a Leatt neck brace, the Leatt GPX Adventure Jacket is brand new for 2011 and certain to quell the complaints of long-suffering riders who've had to struggle with and potentially modify gear to incorporate neck protection into their setup. Equally suitable for the ADV or Enduro rider who wants to bulk this shell up with some armor, the Leatt GPX Adventure Jacket fills a hollow hole in community and is sure to be a rider-favorite. As Leatt continues to innovate in the protective realm, they've taken a big step forward with the GPX jacket.

Check out our Leatt GPX Adventure Jacket Review:



First and foremost, the Leatt is intended to work seamlessly with either the GPX or DBX neck braces. The brace is accommodated within the waterproof breathable, high-stretch brace cover that acts as the collar in this jacket. Beyond that, this is a highly-technical shell. The exterior is a coated and water-resistant nylon shell, highly abrasion resistant with double stitching in high-wear areas. Assuming you'll be putting this to the test in some of the most rugged conditions, Leatt has included interior pockets at the shoulders and elbows for optional CE rated armor. High-quality YKK zippers and spring-loaded snaps are used throughout for longevity, the main connection zip has a storm flap over it and each vertical zipper has a garage to
help water roll off and not penetrate.

The GPX Adventure is replete with ventilation as two large zip-open intakes interface with dual exhausts at the rear to keep the air flowing. The comfort nylon mesh interior helps to allow your skin to breathe when you're really expending energy. There are five exterior pockets, including a large rabbit pouch at the rear and a window pocket on the sleeve, in addition to two interior pockets for valuables. The large rabbit pouch offers a perfect place to store the zip-off sleeves if you're wearing a compression suit underneath and it simply gets too hot. There are dual adjusters on the sleeves for cinching, a drop tail to keep dirt and water out of pants, and two rubberized openings in the front through which you can snake hydration tubes.

This groundbreaking jacket has already started generating a lot of buzz in the community and we're certain that it will only continue as these start to come into stock. To check out some other comparable options, albeit without deliberate neck-brace-accommodation built-in, visit our Off Road Jackets page at RevZilla.com.

-RetroZilla

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