Leatt Knee Brace Pant Review
This article was originally featured in the August 2017 print edition of Dirt Rider
If you’re a knee-brace wearer and don’t like when your knee braces seem to slip down, Leatt makes a pant that helps prevent this.
The thin, long polyurethane/polyester/Lycra Leatt knee brace pant has been a staple in my gear bag for a few months. It wraps over your knee brace and attaches to the top of your thigh area with Velcro.
The pant is designed to fit over any knee brace (I have tried Asterisk, Mobius, and EVS) and should be put on after your socks. Short socks are recommended so you are not doubling up on material for each leg. The thin material is cool enough to wear the pant in the hottest of conditions, but be forewarned: There is no padding in the rear area of the pant. If you are used to a chamois-type short, then you may not like the Leatt pant.
I ride a lot and have yet to have any knee-brace slippage whatsoever. The Velcro on the pant has held up over many attachments and still connects well. The knitted waistband is soft enough and not so tight that it pinches your sides while you ride.
For $59.99, this Leatt pant makes my life a lot easier and more comfortable living with knee braces. If you’re having a problem with your knee braces slipping down and don’t want to pinch the blood flow off to your legs by overtightening your knee brace straps, look no further than the Leatt knee brace pant. —Kris Keefer