Leatt DBX 3.0 All-Mountain Helmet – VeloMe Review
“Affordable and robust head protection packed with tech, it’s the new Leatt DBX 3.0 All-Mountain helmet.”
Jessica Strange from VeloMe reviewed our DBX 3.0 All-Mountain Helmet.
“Helmets. They provide protection in an event where your head may suffer from impact. This is their primary function, not their style or colour to complete your Power Ranger kit, it’s all about protecting your noggin. After protection, there are a few other things we’d like from our brain-cases, like comfort, ventilation and quality. Up for review is the new Leatt DBX 3.0 All-Mountain Helmet, so let’s see how many boxes it ticks on the trails.”
“Available in three sizes from small to large, the Leatt DBX 3.0 All-Mountain helmet is constructed using a Polymer compound and in-moulded impact foam for impact absorption. Leatt has reinforced this design with 360° Turbine Technology, kinda like their own version of MIPS but rather than a cage construction, Leatt has installed wee turbines which are moving discs constructed from an energy-absorbing shape and material. The result of these moving disc is that, upon impact, there is a reduction up to 30% of head impact at concussion level and up to 40% of rotational acceleration to head and brain.”
“Throughout the lid, there are 18 well-sized vents to help promote air-flow all over the head. The Fidlock magnetic closure system and ratchet fastening ensures a dialled in fit and the washable inner liner is both moisture wicking and breathable with anti-odour properties. So on paper, it looks like it certainly checks all the boxes, all that was left was to try it out on the trails.”
“As always, let’s start off with the aesthetic of the DBX 3.0 helmet. I chose the ruby red colourway which is a total stunner, popping against the background with its clean matte finish, gets a firm thumbs up from me. ”
“Moving onto the fit. As fail-proof as standard strap clips are, I do appreciate the luxury of a magnetic clasp and this one, for me, worked with minimal effort and a great deal of snap. Like many other cycling helmets, the DBX 3.0 has a wheel ratchet adjuster at the back to dial in a comfortable fit. However, I would have preferred more movement in the vertical fit as I didn’t feel the inner casing cradle my head as low down as I would like. Saying all that though, the padded liner is perhaps one of the thickest and most comfiest liners I’ve tried. It’s squishy, soft and it breaths, so I was quite impressed by this feature.”
“When riding, the DBX 3.0 certainly has a great cooling system using all 18 ventillation ports. As I overheated on the climbs and cooled down on the descents, the air flow was smooth and consistant which was a great delight as I do tend to overheat quite badly sometimes.”
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