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2021 Leatt Apparel and Protection Overview

One of the best brands in mtb gear


Protection is ideal when it doesn’t call attention to itself and does its job when called upon


Leatt is a company we’ve come to know and love since they really seem to understand the needs of mountain bikers. They come up with clothing shapes and cuts that are tailored for the mountain biking position and movement. And they utilize the best materials needed for the job. They’re not afraid of technology whether it’s breathable, waterproof, magnetic, or impact hardening or energy dissipating materials. They then wrap these in styles and colors that are attractive, relevant, and timely. And finally, they offer these products at competitive prices, always reasonable and affordable for the quality that they offer. We’ve been to their home base in Cape Town, South Africa, and gained insight into some of the best riding in the world with some of the most enthusiastic mountain bikers around.

Here is their offering for 2021.


Cool, crisp looks and hot, new features like a New ClimbVent connector for pedaling with the jacket open and a Magnetic hood system that keeps your hood at the back or fixes it to the helmet make Leatt’s 2021 jackets even more irresistible than last year!

The heavy-duty 5.0 Jacket features a three-layer HydraDri 30mm/23g/m² waterproof/breathable membrane, making it a top pick for harsh weather conditions.

Leatt understands that jackets mean very different things to folks from different climates. 2.0 is for mildly chilly and 5.0 protectection is for very wet and cold.

Ideal for shrugging off light rain if you’re looking for a lighter option, the softshell 4.0 Jacket features 10mm/10g/m² waterproof/breathable four-way stretch material. It also has a two-point, fully adjustable hood with a stiffened peak that fits over full-face helmets.

The 2.0 jacket features lightweight four-way stretch 5mm/5g/m² waterproof/breathable material and even folds into its own chest pocket, making it the perfect jacket to keep in your backpack for those more unpredictable seasons.


The 5.0 jersey with long sleeves is ideal for harsh weather conditions as it features WindBlock fabric on the chest, arms, and sides, with a mesh back panel for superior temperature control, so you don’t get too warm. The design is casual with a stretch fit that looks great and feels comfortable.

The 4.0 Ultraweld jersey is stunning and it offers some protection

The 4.0 Ultraweld jersey with long sleeves has welded seams at the cuff and hem for maximum comfort and is great for DH and Enduro, as it features an ultra-light, race tight fit and mesh fabric with air channels for superior ventilation.

The 3.0 jersey is three-quarter sleeved, featuring new perforated ventilation and new cotton-feel MoistureCool stretch mesh material. It’s great for riding in-between seasons and has a stretch fit that’s suited to DH and Enduro, and pairs well with body armor.

The 2.0 jersey is a performance shirt with a casual look and is available in long and short sleeve options. This jersey is awesome for hitting the bike parks, as it has a relaxed stretch fit. The unique cotton-feel material is lightweight and stretchy for superior comfort and the MoistureCool wicking mesh back panel provides great ventilation.

The 1.0 jersey features T-sleeves and ultra-light, quick-drying stretch mesh with a ventilated back, making it a winner for hot, summer days.

Another great sunny day Tee is the 1.0 Zip jersey, also featuring ultra-light, quick-drying stretch mesh with a ventilated back. This jersey has the added benefit of rear storage pockets with an anti-sag suspender system for storing your goodies!

Pants that protect but don’t restrict movement is a good option these days.


The 4.0 pants offer full cover for Enduro, Trail, Downhill and BMX riding. The new improved fit with less seams offers better function, while the new shell offers more durability, better stretch and breathability. These ultra-light and comfortable four-way stretch pants feature a pre-curved racing fit with space for knee pads and a dirt, water, and stain resistant fabric coating for those gnarly, muddy rides.


The 5.0 shorts are high-performance all-weather shorts featuring a three-layer HydraDri membrane 30mm/23g/m² waterproof/breathable shell and lightweight four-way stretch material for amazing comfort. Just the thing for those wet and gnarly rides, they even have a new waterproof thigh pocket, two hip pockets, and a cellphone pocket at the back.

The 4.0 shorts are a prime pick for Bikepark and Enduro riding. The four-way stretch shell has dirt, water, and stain-resistant coating, offering superior comfort, durability, and a great riding fit, while the pre-curved knees allow for excellent pedaling performance when wearing knee pads. The new key loop and goggle pocket are super nifty additions too. Laser-cut ventilation keeps you nice and cool, while the seamless, soft-touch 500D three-layer laminated seat offers unbeatable comfort. All topped off with Brush Guard reinforcement on the knees to keep you safe from snags!

The 3.0 shorts are great for Enduro and gravity riding, featuring lightweight four-way stretch material and pre-curved knees for excellent pedaling performance. The new hip pockets are a nice addition. The 2.0 shorts are perfect for Enduro or trail riding with durable four-way stretch material, laser-cut ventilation, and dirt, water, and stain-resistant fabric coating.

The 1.0 Shorts are lightweight and spot-on for Trail riding with durable four-way stretch material for great comfort, laser-cut ventilation, and dirt, water, and stain-resistant fabric coating for durability.

Gloves that allow trail and traction feel but are matched for the trail and rock conditions enhance the riding experience.


The 2021 glove range gets some innovative updates like new super-slim AirFlex Impact gel protection and new FormFit finger stitching for superior fit and handlebar feel, as well as the new improved upper mesh for great ventilation. They are all also touchscreen compatible, so you don’t have to take them off to use your phone! Perfect for DH, the 4.0 Lite Glove offers you ultimate handlebar feel and AirFlex impact gel protection for the knuckles and third and fourth fingers. The NanoGrip palm is ultra-thin and stretchy, offering you superior dry and wet grip and keeping you in control, no matter the conditions.

Great for Enduro, the 3.0 Lite Glove offers a premium handlebar feel and AirFlex impact gel protection. The MicronGrip palm is super-slim and offers excellent dry and wet grip.

The 2.0 X-Flow Glove is great for warm weather Trail riding, offering ultimate handlebar feel and vented mesh, with a NanoGrip palm and microinjected 3D Brush Guard reinforced pinky and knuckles.

The 2.0 Subzero Gloves are designed for icy conditions, offering premium handlebar feel, MicronGrip palm, and insulated upper hand to protect hands from extreme cold, while still allowing for great control and feel. The upper hand material of the 2.0 WindBlock glove blocks out the cold on windy days, while still offering a premium feel thanks to the MicronGrip palm.

Featuring a padded palm for reducing handlebar vibration, while still offering a premium feel thanks to the MicronGrip palm, the ultra-light 1.0 Glove offers superior comfort and control at the same time. Last but not least, the most minimalistic glove of the range, the 1.0 GripR is the perfect ultra-light glove with a MicronGrip palm for premium handlebar feel.


About the author: Francis Cebedo

The founder of mtbr and roadbikereview, Francis Cebedo believes that every cyclist has a lot to teach and a lot to learn. "Our websites are communal hubs for sharing cycling experiences, trading adventure stories, and passing along product information and opinions." Francis' favorite bike is the last bike he rode, whether it's a dirt jumper, singlespeed, trail bike, lugged commuter or ultralight carbon road steed. Indeed, Francis loves cycling in all its forms and is happiest when infecting others with that same passion. Francis also believes that IPA will save America.

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