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  1. #1
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    Jul 2010

    Small Leatt for short and stocky rider?

    Simply put, smalls are on sale everywhere., Department of goods, etc.

    I wanna try one, and the price is right. Im short and stocky. 5'6" with a 39 inch chest under the arms, and 36.5" just under the chest, around the ribs.

    My question is, anyone wearing a small with the same proportions.

    I'd love to have one for occasional use. How accurate is the chest recommendation for inbetweeners like myself.


  2. #2
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    Jul 2010
    Backcountry had them on sale for 120, 97 even for the older model, plus a 100% unconditional return policy. I gave it a shot.

    Well, it fits. Just as I thought, although I am bigger around the chest, my spine channel is pretty deep allowing the thoracic bar to drop in there. My upper/inner chest is also fairly smaller than my lower/outer chest, the front plate if it were bigger would land on my pecs and that wouldve been a prob. As it is, it's just right. Also was worried that my neck wouldnt fit in the brace and possibly cutoff blood supply to my brain. I'm 5'6" with a 16 inch neck. Not a problem. It could be a tad bigger for me, but between having one, and not having one, am stoked!

    Maybe this helps someone else who is on the fence.

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