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Re: Chest Plate or Body Armour Jacket ?
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2019, 08:20:40 am »

Cheers - I will have to look for one then - tired of battling......

According to the "spec sheet": This is for the 4.5 shirts

"Tailored designed to be worn with or without body armor and the collar works with or without a neck brace. Offers a more relaxed fit compared to our race-tight factory 5.5 jerseys:

Thank you - I am going to look at one later today, pending actually having to work......
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Re: Chest Plate or Body Armour Jacket ?
« Reply #21 on: July 23, 2019, 08:41:26 am »
On my shirt it says "neck brace compatible".. what ever that means
Guess it fits better around the neck area perhaps

Cheers - I will have to look for one then - tired of battling......

When using MX jersey, I usually wear that over the brace as well
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Re: Chest Plate or Body Armour Jacket ?
« Reply #22 on: July 23, 2019, 09:28:19 am »
On my shirt it says "neck brace compatible".. what ever that means
Guess it fits better around the neck area perhaps

Cheers - I will have to look for one then - tired of battling......

When using MX jersey, I usually wear that over the brace as well

I think I tried that, but seem to remember it being as uncomfortable as hell - will try again tonight.....
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Re: Chest Plate or Body Armour Jacket ?
« Reply #23 on: July 23, 2019, 01:35:32 pm »
You get your MX jersey and tear the collar where it comes to a V at the front.  Then take it to a tailor and have the torn part sewn up so it doesnít run/tear any more.

Now you MX shirt will stretch fit over your neck brace.  Everything now fits well, and the MX (oversize) collar assists with keeping the neck brace in place.

Only challenge is you canít easily pull your MX jersey over by yourself.  Better to have a second person pull down behind you.
 

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Re: Chest Plate or Body Armour Jacket ?
« Reply #24 on: July 23, 2019, 01:39:09 pm »
You get your MX jersey and tear the collar where it comes to a V at the front.  Then take it to a tailor and have the torn part sewn up so it doesnít run/tear any more.

Now you MX shirt will stretch fit over your neck brace.  Everything now fits well, and the MX (oversize) collar assists with keeping the neck brace in place.

Only challenge is you canít easily pull your MX jersey over by yourself.  Better to have a second person pull down behind you.

That was an option - may well be doing this!!
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Re: Chest Plate or Body Armour Jacket ?
« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2019, 12:01:40 pm »
I've got the Leat 3DF and it is very cool to ride with. I usually wear just a mx jersey over it and you really can feel the wind whistling through it.
I've worn it under a jacket too and it is not hot at all.
 
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Re: Chest Plate or Body Armour Jacket ?
« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2019, 01:39:05 pm »
I've got the Leat 3DF and it is very cool to ride with. I usually wear just a mx jersey over it and you really can feel the wind whistling through it.
I've worn it under a jacket too and it is not hot at all.

Great, how would you rate the protection ? I haven't  seen one other than on pics.
 

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Re: Chest Plate or Body Armour Jacket ?
« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2019, 02:17:46 pm »
Great, how would you rate the protection ? I haven't  seen one other than on pics.

I see there are a couple of different types with differing protection?

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Re: Chest Plate or Body Armour Jacket ?
« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2019, 02:51:42 pm »

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Great, how would you rate the protection ? I haven't  seen one other than on pics.
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Below is the one I have.
I really like it. The protectors sit snuggly and don't move around. As for protection - I have had minor offs only, nothing major and every time it was a non event.

https://www.amazon.com/Leatt-AirFit-Protector-Black-X-Large/dp/B00FZHENSI
 
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