Leatt’s new 3.0 Enduro Helmet is one lid to rule them all. Want a simple half-shell, fine. Feel like you need a bit more all-mountain coverage to pair with a set of goggles, just snap in the ear guards. Need full-on enduro protection for racing or a trip to the bikepark, just pop the ears off and snap a chin bar in its place for a proper full-face.
Leatt 3.0 Enduro Helmet: convertible half-shell, 3/4 & full-face
We actually got a sneak peek at the new Leatt 3.0 Enduro Helmet first last summer, then a bit more detail at the start of this year. Taking their convertible MTB 4.0 Enduro full-face helmet to the next level, the new 3.0 adds a third mode in-between half shell & full face – a 3/4 protection helmet with removable ear guards. And surprisingly, it does so at a lower price-point.
The new 3-in-1 design “can be worn as a half shell open face helmet for light trail riding, or in the jet style with the addition of the over-the-ear guards for added coverage, or clip on the full chin bar for maximum protection. One helmet, three levels of protection for any trail.“
The convertible 4.0 was already popular with enduro riders who could remove the chin bar for climbing transitions, then pop it back into place for racing stages. But there are a lot of times in between where you might not feel the need for full-face protection. In between a bit of extra over-the-ears security will make you feel more confident picking technical lines, and matches up nicely with a pair of goggles for wraparound protection, while keeping air flow to your mouth and nose unobstructed.
The Leatt 3.0 Enduro then is the happy medium, where you can customize your coverage depending on how you feel, and what the conditions warrant.
Just press the easier-to-use push-button system to securely add or remove the ear guards or chin bar.
The new helmet features a standard in-mold polycarbonate shell over EPS foam for protection, adding a Powerbridge internal reinforcement at the top of the helmet for better impact force distribution.
Like other Leatt helmets, the new convertible 3.0 Enduro features 360° Turbine Tech pads to help absorb energy, reduce brain rotational acceleration, and isolate non-linear impacts. It gets top-tier dial retention at the back, and a premium Fidlock magnetic buckle for easy one-handed claspin, plus an adjustable visor and a sunglasses docking port in its upper rear vents.
Just like the 4.0, the Leatt 3.0 Enduro gets an ASTM DH-certified chin bar so you can be sure of the highest level of protection when you need it. And the base open-face half-shell is AS/NZS, EN & CPSC certified on its own. It doesn’t appear there’s any specific middle-ground certification for when the ear guards are installed.
The half-shell alone is said to weigh just 360g, while adding the chin bar brings it up to 700g.
Leatt 3.0 Enduro – Pricing, options & availability
The new Leatt 3.0 Enduro helmet sells for $270 / 290€ including both the removable ear guards and chin bar, as standard. Ride it however you feel most comfortable, depending on the trail.
The 3.0 Enduro helmet comes in all-black, black & white, grey & black, and red with pine green with red detailing, in 3 sizes (S51-55, M 55-59 & L 59-63cm).
There’s also a Leatt 2.0 Enduro version of the same exact convertible full-face helmet, minus the Fidlock buckle, sold a bit cheaper without the new ear guards.