There were a lot of new helmets at Eurobike this year. And while a number of them were super pricey lids at the top end of the spectrum, others like the new DBX 3.0 Fullface are aimed at providing better protection. For less.
Building off the success of their DBX 5.0 Fullface line, the 3.0 borrows a lot of the tech but with a but with a much lower price tag. While the helmet uses a fiberglass shell with plastic accessories, it still includes their 360 Tubine technology which increases protection from rotational impacts as well as linear g-forces.
The helmet still features a break away visor and a Fidlock buckle, but it’s slightly less ventilated than the 5.0.
To be available in four colors, the DBX 3.0 Fullface will check in at $169.
Moving into 2019, the pad range gets a bit of a refresh in the looks department, but mostly they’re the same pads you know and love.
However, Leatt added a 3DF 5.0 knee pad that now features a full length zipper for easier on/off. The pad itself is the same with 3DF AirFit soft impact foam, but the pad now has the zipper. These will be available late this year.
Preparing for the wet season, Leatt’s DBX 5.0 clothing line gets a substantial makeover with an entirely new fabric. Now using their own 4 way stretch material with a 3 layer HydraDri waterproof membrane, the clothing feels a lot softer and more flexible while maintaining its waterproofing and breathability.
The kit still features a ton of pockets, zippers, cinch straps, and even a magnetic hood attachment to keep things from flapping in the breeze. When it’s available the full kit will be available in three different colors.
It should pair well with the new DBX 2.0 Windblock gloves which offer a cold weather alternative to the previous DBX 4.0 Windblock. Now the brush guard is on the outer knuckle only which helps keep the price down.