Leatt GPX 5.5 V.03 helmet review

Leatt GPX 5.5 V.03 helmet review

Leatt GPX 5.5 V.03 helmet review

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Leatt GPX 5.5 V.03 helmet review

Leatt, known for their extra safe features when it comes motocross equipment, finally released their first own off road helmet, the Leatt GPX 5.5 V.03. The helmet is advertised as being an innovative product, which can redefine the head and neck protection. This was expected from Leatt, but is the GPX 5.5 V.03 helmet as great as they advertise it?

We’re going to find out in this Leatt GPX 5.5 V.03 helmet review which looks at the helmet’s inside lining, made of composite matrix and V-Foam EPS, that increase the wearer’s comfort and protect his head better in the event of a crash. And we’re going to look at more than the lining!

Leatt GPX 5.5 V.03 helmet review- the inside

The new Leatt GPX 5.5 V.03 helmet comes with a feature Leatt calls 360 Turbines. They are essentially small, round rubber rings, which are spread all over the helmet interior. The rubber is flexible and makes direct contact with the wearer’s head, preventing head movement inside the helmet during an impact. The turbines are soft and flexible enough not to create discomfort, but firm enough to compress and keep the head tight in both medium level impacts and high level impacts.

Leatt GPX 5.5 V.03 helmet review also notes the dense foam inside the helmet, which also has the goal to reduce the force of the impact and protect the head from injuries.

Leatt’s new helmet is smaller

Leatt wanted to come up with a smaller helmet and they managed to do this with the GPX 5.5 V.03 helmet, which is 10% smaller than the average motocross helmet. Despite being smaller, it is just as strong as other helmets, in fact, stronger! The helmet is designed to reduce the energy and pressure applied on the neck in the event of an impact. The back of the helmet is especially designed for this purpose, following the shape of the head.

Ventilation on steroids

Leatt GPX 5.5 V.03 helmet also comes with enhanced ventilation: the rear of the helmet not only matches the Leatt neck brace but also has multiple ventilation channels, inserted into the foam. The ventilation system consists in four massive grates, positioned on the rear and the top of the helmet. The grates can support the energy of an impact due to their honey comb shape. The special shape allows them to stay in one piece, preventing a potential wound in the head due to break

Attention to details

Leatt GPX 5.5 V.03 helmet has a hydro tube inserted in the chin bar, which looks cool and demonstrates the company’s attention to details. The helmet comes with a recessed channel which is located on the left side of the chin bar, where the tube slides in. You can replace the tube with the one offered by Leatt or use the built in one, depending on your wish.

All in one, Leatt GPX 5.5 V.03 helmet review ends in a positive tone: the company is keeping up with the expectations and comes with an innovative, reliable helmet.

 

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