Technology Equals Comfort: Leatt GPX Enduro Pants and 4.5 Lite Jacket Review
“It’s a favorite for the off-road guy not looking for flash, but consumed with real-world fit, comfort and focused technology.”
In their 2019 January print issue, Dirtbike Magazine reviewed our GPX 5.5 Enduro pants and jacket.
GPX 5.5 Enduro Pants:
“Leatt is one of those companies that has made the move from being incredibly specialized to covering a broad range in a hard-core discipline. Their evolution from being neck brace-specific to all facets of protective gear revolves around their drive to put technology into their products. We tested the new GPX 5.5 Enduro pants and the GPX Enduro Lite 4.5 jacket over the last four months and here’s our take,” they said.
“The GPX pant is an over-the-boot design using a material that is water-resistant and dirt-repellent. It is fit with ventilation zippers for cooling, has two pockets and is designed with an internal knee brace system that prevents knee brace wear. The legs are pre-curved, the over-the-boot portion is adjustable, the seat and lower legs are made from a strong 1800D material with NanoGrip inner knee panels. There are adjustable front and side waist straps, and a silicone grip out back so that your jersey stays tucked in. They’re machine-washable.”
“These are comfortable pants. It’s very lightweight, the design seems to promote ease of movement and, unlike many over-the-boot pants, it doesn’t weigh you down. The side waist straps are easy to use, the pants stay up, the knee brace’s high-wear areas are snag-free and the venting, albeit a shade on the small side, performs just well enough to be noticeable. The two front pockets run parallel to the vents, and all are opened by a zipper. Again, they’re not huge, but offer just enough real estate to pack in a few malleable essentials. These aren’t wet-weather pants or an arctic-friendly garment. It’s light feeling, offers good protection, has pockets and are extremely comfortable. In the end, it’s a favorite for the off-road guy not looking for flash, but consumed with real-world fit, comfort and focused technology.”
GPX 4.5 Lite Jacket:
“It is super comfortable, lightweight, yet does a good job of warding off a good chunk of weather-related drama.”
“The Leatt GPX 4.5 Lite is designed as a lightweight, wear-most-days, soft-shell riding jacket. The sleeves are removable, it’s water-resistant, breathable and is made from a four-way stretch material. It features two large ventilation points/pockets, which are accessed via zippers, it’s a waist-length fit, and has reinforced shoulder and elbow panels. Like all Leatt upper-body garments, the GPX 4.5 Lite is designed to work quite
nicely with a neck brace.”
“This is a boon for the off-roader who wants decent protection from the elements, plus can store a phone or lightweight items in the pockets/vents. It is super comfortable, lightweight, yet does a good job of warding off a good chunk of weather-related drama. We tested it mainly with the sleeves off and really like it as a vest. We could wear a full-sized drink system under it, and the material is flexible and roomy enough so that we didn’t feel bound up. We would like to see a dedicated pocket to hold a modern cell phone, as the vents/pockets are big and let anything remotely heavy drop to the bottom of the pocket. Overall, great fit and feel, plus superior usability in a variety of conditions.”