When many people think of Leatt, they associate the South African company with the neck brace it introduced to the dirt bike market more than 10 years ago. However, Leatt also offers a full range of protective gear above and below the neck with everything from helmets to jerseys, gloves, pant combinations, and now goggles.
The latest addition to Leatt’s off-road lineup is the all-new Velocity 6.5 goggle, which marks the company’s first venture into the goggle market. The goggle is offered in three models—the Velocity 6.5, Velocity 6.5 Iriz, and Velocity 6.5 Roll Off. Every part on the three goggles are interchangeable, which allows the rider to upgrade the lens as well as add roll offs without having to purchase a new set of goggles.
The Velocity 6.5 models share a 50mm anti-slip coated strap connected to an outrigger mounting system and triple-layer, dual density foam with an anti-sweat fleece backing. The three-part system is designed to allow the rider to easily swap lenses, frames, and the foam backing. Leatt claims the lens is “bulletproof”; it said in in-house testing the 2.7mm military-spec lens withstood countless bullets shot at it by a .22-caliber pistol. Additional features on this premium goggle include a self-draining lens and frame design, permanent antifog agent built into the inner layer lens polymer, and a 170-degree field of vision.
The Velocity 6.5 is available in seven colorways and retails for $79.99. The Velocity 6.5 Iriz is available in six colorways for $89.99 and utilizes Leatt’s premium lens, which is available in three colors. Lastly, the Velocity 6.5 Roll Off, which utilizes all the same parts as the previous two goggles and is equipped with a WideVision 48mm roll off system, is available in four colorways for $99.99.
The Velocity 6.5 goggle isn’t the only new product in the South African company’s 2019 lineup. Leatt added another helmet to its off-road collection with the GPX 3.5, which is the brand’s price-point helmet at $179.99 and is available in six colorways. Similar to its siblings, the GPX 4.5, GPX 5.5 Composite, and GPX 6.5 Carbon, the all-new GPX 3.5 shares the same 360-degree Turbine Technology as well as a multi-density impact foam. Although this is Leatt’s price-point helmet, it is trusted by a few of its top athletes who prefer the 3.5 over the 4.5, 5.5, and 6.5 Carbon.
Leatt has also expanded its knee protection line with the addition of the Z-Frame knee brace. At a price point of $299.99, the Z-Frame is a great option for those who aren’t looking to spend a couple hundred more dollars for Leatt’s premium knee brace, the C-Frame Carbon, which retails for $499.99, but are still looking to prevent a costly knee injury. The Z-Frame knee brace utilizes an injected composite chassis as well as a four-way adjustable hyperextension limiter to reduce the chances of a potential ACL injury. Leatt offers the Z-Frame knee brace in one color (black) and five sizes ranging from small to extra large, as well as interchangeable hinge pads in a variety of sizes to offer a customizable fit.