The Loam Wolf: Leatt’s DBX All-Mountain Kit Reviewed
“Leatt’s gear has recently become some of our favorite in the gear bag and their DBX All Mountain line is just another reason why.”
Words by Drew Rohde| Photos by Nic Hall
The Loam Wolf reviewed our Leatt DBX All-Mountain gear, consisting of the DBX 4.0 jacket, 5.0 jersey and 5.0 shorts.
“Leatt’s gear has recently become some of our favorite in the gear bag and their DBX All Mountain line is just another reason why. They’re hitting hard in 2019 with great graphics, colors, technical features and variety. This winter kit has been getting tons of use over the last few months with temperatures ranging from the 30s to low 50s. Our set up consists of the DBX 4.0 jacket, 5.0 jersey and 5.0 shorts. While Leatt offers an even sturdier kit for really really wet weather, these pieces form a great option for riding on chilly days where there isn’t going to be a ton of moisture. This kit balances comfort and breathability over a fully waterproof kit,” they said.
The 4.0 jersey:
“The DBX 4.0 jacket is a water resistant shell that is breathable but keeps out the wind chill on cold days. One of its key features is the magnetic hood that clips to a stick on magnet for your helmet. The design keeps wet tree branches out of your hair, and adds warmth.”
The 5.0 Jersey:
“The DBX 5.0 jersey is a winter weather jersey designed to be warmer than your standard summer jersey. With a wind blocking chest, and thicker material, it takes the edge off the cold without stifling you on the climbs. With this jersey I can either ditch a thin flannel or a base layer and stay just as warm, and even more comfortable.”
The DBX 5.0 Shorts:
Leatt’s DBX 5.0 shorts are a water proof, wind barrier that still have some breathability thanks to large zippered exhaust vents at the back of the thigh. We did find it odd that they open up without any mesh or screen however. The completely taped 4-way stretch HydraDri material holds up to the demands of winter conditions. Reinforced stitching, water resistant zippers and waterproof thigh pockets keep your valuables dry. A pre-curved, tailored fit keeps the shorts fitting nicely.
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