Keefer, Inc. Testing on the Leatt GPX 4.5 Pants, Lite Jersey and 2.5 Gloves
Keefer, inc, Testing recently took our new 2018 moto gear for a test drive – clad specifically in the Leatt GPX 4.5 Pants, GPX 4.5 Lite jersey and 2.5 X-Flow gloves.
The 4.5 Lite Jersey
“When it comes to jerseys, I feel as though they can be over priced at times, but the GPX 4.5 Lite jersey comes in at only $39.99, which doesn’t hit the wallet too hard. Don’t let the fact that the 4.5 gear is Leatt’s price point (AKA less money) gear scare you away, the jersey is nicer than some other companies high end jerseys that we have tried in the past,” they commented.
Promising a precise fit, this jersey is made of MoistureCool 3D stretch mesh material with air channels. It now features soft stretch cuffs and added ventilation provided by X-Flow mesh side panels. The stretch fit is tailored to be worn with or without body armor and the collar works with or without a neck brace. The 4.5 Lite offers a more relaxed fit compared to our race-tight factory 5.5 jerseys. Overlocked stitched seams and silicone grip that connects to pants add to the comfort of this jersey.
The 4.5 Pants
Brother to the Leatt 5.5 factory racing pants, the GPX 4.5 is unbeaten in its price class.
“The GPX 4.5 pant, like the jersey, is Leatt’s price point pant at $119.99, but again don’t let the term “price point” fool you. The knee area of the 4.5 pant, which tends to be most riders weak point on pants, uses an Amara material. This material is soft and semi-stretchy, but still durable and so far has held up excellent to my knee braces, especially with how much I squeeze the bike with my knees. The 4.5 pant is somewhat like the jersey in that it’s a fairly lightweight construction and has quite a bit of venting, which results in a very breathable pant. The pant has held up to bushes and the occasional tree branch, with no rips. The zipper is smooth, hasn’t gotten stuck and also comes with a hook and loop strap, which keeps the pants closed at the top of the zipper (this comes in handy after lunch time). The main closure on the pants is the ratchet style system Leatt incorporates, which has worked flawlessly. There is also elastic inside the waistband that helps keep the pants snug along with silicone (like on the backs of goggle straps) on the inside of the waist band. The fit of the pant is true to size, is very comfortable to wear and for the price is a great product,” they commented.
The 2.5 X-Flow Gloves
A lightweight and minimalistic airflow mesh glove with Brush Guard protection. The all-new MicronGrip palm is setting a new standard for gloves in this price range and is guaranteed to surprise you.
“When it comes to gloves a lot of riders are like Goldilocks “these are too soft, these are too hard, these are too bulky, these are too thin”, but in my opinion the $29.99 Leatt GPX 2.5 X-Flow glove is like wearing heaven on your hand (if you can imagine what heaven would feel like). Although some people would complain about it being too minimal, I LOVE the 2.5! Yes it’s thin and its intended purpose is not to protect you from branches or roost (I use handguards so I don’t care). It contours to my hand perfectly in all the right places, doesn’t bunch and oh man is the palm material great. The material in the palm is called MicronGrip and it feels like a very soft, smooth, slightly stretchy leather,” they said.
“After many days on the track and trail, I have to say I’m very pleased with the quality of the Leatt “price point” gear. Other than some bushwhacking that I have done and the glove separation, I feel like this is a set of gear I would love to purchase for myself to ride on long warmer days. Although I will say that for riders who strictly ride off-road, this gear my not be for you because the more you go through shrubbery the more frays and snags you might begin to see. For the guy that motos 70 percent of the time, rides off-road 30 percent of the time, the Leatt 4.5 pant/jersey and 2.5 X-Flow gloves are something seriously to consider”. -Michael Allen
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