Cape Town’s Leatt makes extreme mountain bike wear for women

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Leatt’s mountain bike apparel and safety gear. For women who aren’t afraid of technical descends. Golden Retrievers aren’t part of the official 2022 product catalogue, regrettably. (Photo: Leatt)
Leatt’s mountain bike apparel and safety gear. For women who aren’t afraid of technical descends. Golden Retrievers aren’t part of the official 2022 product catalogue, regrettably. (Photo: Leatt)
  • Leatt is known for its range of neck brace products, used by downhill and freeride mountain bikers.
  • But the South African brand, also markets a broad range of riding gear and apparel.
  • And the latest Leatt women’s range has some great bits of kit for riders who value the thrill of going downhill.

Not all mountain bikers want to ride stage races. Or train with a heart rate monitor and power meter.

For those mountain bikers who ride to conquer the most technical descents, apparel and clothing are different. Lightweight fabrics and aero shapes are less of a priority. Safety features and durability are the product features of distinction, for more daring mountain bikers.

Enduro and gravity riders value comfort and protection. And for women, who have traditionally been a minority in the enduro and gravity riding communities, the available choice of gear, has not always been ideal.

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The Leatt women’s AllMtn range, has garments for trail, enduro and gravity mountain bikers. (Photo: Leatt)

Gear for riders on big bikes

With more women discovering the confidence to test their skills and long-travel bikes on steeper technical trails, the market is responding. And Leatt has designed a new range of women’s riding kit, with on-trend seasonal colours and proper safety functions, beneath the fashion forms.  

Leatt’s AllMtn 2.0 range includes baggies and riding jackets that will keep you warm, on even the chilliest morning in the mountains. The AllMtn 2.0 baggies have meshed pockets and a series of airflow perforations on the inner thighs, ensuring a garment with terrific breathability.

Available in sizes from XS-XXL, Leatt’s AllMtn 2.0 baggies have adequate length to cover the top of your knee pads, too, completing that gravity rider look.

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Leatt’s body protector adds confidence when venturing into black and double-black diamond trails. (Photo: Leatt)

Proper body protection 

For the most committed gravity riding women, Leatt’s AirFlex body protector offers a lot of injury mitigation if things go wrong.

Upper body protectors aren’t new in gravity mountain biking. But they have often been ergonomically unrefined and awkward to wear, constraining natural upper body movement on the bike. Especially for women.

Extreme mountain biking trails, require appropriately configured safety gear. But if it’s uncomfortable, poorly ventilated and awkward to wear, riders might risk leaving a body protector at home. Or in the bakkie.

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The body protector has comfortable adjustment straps, for securing that hardshell layer, when required. (Photo: Leatt)

Extreme mountain bike gear - for women

Many body protectors are compromised in their fit and frequently misshaped for women.

The Leatt AirFlex body protector is a two-piece solution. It features a compression jersey, with integrated soft elbow and shoulder protectors. There’s a matching hardshell chest and back protector, for added protection when venturing into bigger jumps or the most treacherous technical descents.

Leatt’s AirFlex body protector for women is shaped in balance with a female upper body, without compromising its fit safety or fit comfort.

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