Tech Week 2023: Leatt presents waterproof flats and a winter suit

It’s a well-known fact of life that the only known way to ensure a mild, dry winter is to invest in some decent rain gear ahead of time. In a strange twist of fate, the more your closet is filled with space-age membranes and water-repellent wonders, the less likely you are to need them. If you want to capture this phenomenon, Leatt has two new articles for you. These items are still not released to the general public, and this item is something of a preview of the brand’s 2023 lineup, which will be available soon.

Leatt 7.0 Hydradri Flat Shoe

Waterproof shoes shouldn’t be just for people who like to be attached to their bike, and it’s great to see more options in this regard.

This all-weather flat pedal shoe offers 10K/10K waterproof protection and has a fully sealed outer shell that aims to keep water and mud out of the lacing system. The cover itself has a sealed zipper and closure. The shoe features Leatt’s Hydradri membrane.

The shoe also features Leatt’s RideGrip Pro rubber compound, which is softer than the standard RideGrip rubber you’ll find on some of their other shoes. The idea behind this is to provide more grip in wet and muddy conditions, when things are more slippery to start with. I also imagine that a softer rubber compound might allow the pins to bite more in colder winter conditions. Much like the Five Ten Trailcross Gore-Tex shoes we tested last year, these wet-weather numbers from Leatt also offer ankle coverage that your pants can sit on to keep things from falling in the way. shoe.
The shoes will be available in US 6-13 and will have an RRP of $189.99 USD.

Mono Hydradri 5.0 Wetsuit
If wet weather riding is your thing and you prefer a one-size-fits-all approach to your attire, a mono suit might just be the answer. Instead of enduring the indignity of removing countless individual items from outside your door, much to the horror of your neighbors, you can peel yourself like a Kitkat and jump inside.

The suit is made from Leatt’s fully seam-sealed three-layer Hydradri MAX membrane, which boasts an impressive 30,000/30,000 waterproof/breathability rating. ‘a tough coating that hopes to not only keep you dry, but also resist stains.

The costume also features a hood with a high collar. The hood itself should fit full-face or open-face helmets, and features a patent-pending magnetic system to keep the hood secured to your helmet or back. If you want more ventilation when climbing, the suit is equipped with Leatt’s ClimbVent, which will allow you to fully open the jacket for maximum ventilation when climbing.

Inside, and a bit like on some winter sports clothing, the suit has suspenders. If you wish, you can wear the jacket up, down or around the waist. There are also extra reinforcements on the elbows and knees to stop tearing in the event of a fall. The jacket has six exterior pockets and a goggle wipe.

Available in small to triple XL, the costume has a retail price of $399.99 USD

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