Bermstyle Review: DBX 4.0 Pants & 5.0 Jersey
“Leatt’s DBX Race gear is sharp looking kit whether you’re lined up at the gate or flying down the local trails.”
Bermstyle got to review our new Leatt Bike 2019 DBX gear.
“The 4.0 Race pants have plenty of stretch for aggressive trail moves. Once mainly seen used for DH and BMX, they also are pretty great for session style trail riding. The vented four-way stretch material doesn’t hinder or restrict or hinder mobility in any way.”
“The DBX 5.0 All Mountain jersey is a mid-weight number featuring wind block material in the chest. Breathable materials and a moisture-wicking back aid in keeping one from overheating.”
“Pair the DBX 5.0 jersey with the jacket and you’re set for cold riding conditions. I found it to be a solid combo for shuttle runs, warming up fast. For high-intensity xc rides though, the midweight materials of the jersey with the windblock can almost be too much paired with the jacket. As our winter conditions are often humid I ended up running one or the other, pairing the DBX jersey with a vest or light windbreaker on dry days. A windbreaker is easy to pack in a waist pack, so bonus there.”
“The jersey features material on the shoulders to help keep the pack in place, which also reduces pilling. I don’t often wear a pack these days, but this is a nice feature, as my main complaint with packs – besides the weight – is having stuff slosh around, and anything to keep things close and snug is a win.”
“There is something about a matching kit that makes one feel like a trail superhero. Migrating away from my go-to black on black choices takes this to the next level and the Leatt kit is dialed. I’m 100% sure I’m at least 5% faster. Or at least look faster.”
“The tailored race fit adds to the superhero profile – Leatt’s race fit looks sharp, but if you find you put on weight in the offseason, you may want to size up. I typically run a small top in offerings from Troy Lee, Dakine, Zoic and others. The race fit medium Leatt jersey fits me like a small from these other brands, so no slouching is allowed. I touched on the Leatt race fit in our jacket and short review already, so I won’t go into it again, but typical of cycling clothing, you’ll want to try on if possible and your personal preferences will play a lot into what size you go with.”
“The DBX 4 pants have significantly more stretch than the matching Leatt short. Thanks to the give in the materials they have an expanded range of mobility, And while they’re not waterproof like the hardshell short with HiDri, they’ve been good for keeping moisture from wet terrain out thanks to a dirt, water, and stain resistant coating.”
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