I have the 5.5 but ended up removing the shoulder protectors as they never fitted well making it pointless. For me a chest and back protector with seperate elbow pads is best and coolest in hot weather as opposed to a body suit that just adds another layer of material around your body that traps heat.Some great input guys, thanks.
The Leatt 3df airlite seems to be a popular choice and is on my short list.
Would the Leatt 5.5 protection be over kill for trail riding?.. It seems to be the 3d impact foam with a hard plastic cover over impact points. I would imagine this to be less comfortable that the 3df lite system.
You guys prefer the full body protector item or the separate chest + back / elbow combination?
What do you wear these days, neighbor?I used to ride with an Alpinestars GP Pro hard plastic/foam/mesh type body protector similar to the Leatt 5.5 GPX, which I also looked at. My view is that if it’s not too hot to wear (I wore mine in the desert up to 50’C) I would prefer full armour. Better to bounce and get back on it than not.