Review: Leatt DBX 3.0 Helmet – Setting the Bar High with Safety

Leatt DBX 3.0

As technology with bikes continues to evolve, allowing us to go faster, luckily the gear to increase our safety has improved as well.  Leatt is a company solely focused on providing us with an extensive line of spinal protection, neck braces, body armor and now the new DBX 3.0 All Mountain Helmet.  The helmet features a unique solution to protect the brain by limiting the angular rotation forces that may cause concussions.

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Leatt DBX 3.0
These little gel turbines are designed to move enough to soften the blows to reduce angular rotation of the brain – similar to the way MIPS works. Only different.


Product Details

Leatt  3.0 DBX 3.0 All Mountain Helmet |  Retail Price: $169.99  | Weight: 360 grams  |  Sizes: S-M-L

Colors: Black, Grey, Blue, Orange, Green  |  https://www.leatt.com/shop/bike/helmets.html

Key Product Features:  Adjustable visor, magnetic chin strap closure, turbine armor gel energy absorbing material, 18 large low-speed vents.


All the good stuff I like:  The fit is great with zero hotspots and the retention adjustment has a larger range of adjustment than others I’ve tried recently.  With most medium helmets, I find myself tightening the retention device nearly all the way down.  The Leatt offers plenty generous adjustment to fit a wide range of head sizes.  Padding is adequately thick and does an excellent job of moisture wicking.  The magnetic chin strap (see below video) is awesome and allows for easy one-handed unfastening of the helmet.  Venting seems very good with 18 large vents.  I really like the modern styling of the helmet without being too busy.  It’s not too big or odd shaped and doesn’t interfere with the hydration pack on steep downhills.

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One minor quirk is there isn’t a secure sunglass garage.  There are places that glasses can slide into on the helmet, but not ones that I felt are secure enough if you forget about them.  The only other thing I believe I could nitpick about is the chin strap material has a looser and slightly coarser weave.  At least the rubber excess strap retention makes up for this and is much nicer than the standard little rubber band that doesn’t stay put.

Leatt DBK 3.0 Strap detail

Spare pads are included so your helmet always smells like roses. The visor features break away fasteners (including spares) should you get snagged by a low hanging tree.

Leatt DBX 3.0

Final thoughts:

The Leatt DBX 3.0 stands strong when compared to similar offerings from Giro, Bell, Smith, Troy Lee, etc.  The attention to detail with the helmet is fantastic with the breakaway visor, magnetic chin strap and armor gel turbines.  Leatt packs in standout features to keep your head and brain happy.[/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

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