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    Chest protection options, Advice need it.

    Hi there everyone, right now im starting to ride DH and a few Enduro trails, at 41 years old lol need to protect more myself. I know accidents are not something we know in advance so trying to be ready when it happen.

    Right now i have leatt knee and elbow protection, bell full face helpmet and im looking in chest option. At least right now i have been reading:

    - Leatt 4.5 chest protector
    - Thor Sentinel
    - Thor Guardian mx
    - Demon Vest V2
    - Fox Proframe LC
    - Leatt 3DF Airfit

    Any advice is welcome.

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    A couple of months ago I went chest first in to a stump next to a trail at around 15 mph. I broke my ribs in four places and it took nearly two months to completely heal.

    I didn't wear a chest/rib protector before that but I sure as hell do now.

    In my case this was a freak deal along the lines of 'hey, I'm coming off my bike, weird, oh snap I'm going to land on a stump....blammo'.

    For my two cents you can't go wrong with a legit company that does gear like this, especially gear that is designed for moto type applications.

    All of the companies on your list are really solid so I would go with what fits you the best and fits your budget the best.

    For myself I don't care if some weenie gives me side eye for wearing chest and rib protection as I will take side eye all day every day over the discomfort of having bruised and broken ribs again.

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    thanks Silent, remember me which kit do you use?. Honestly i do not care if people see me with "hey dude you are at enduro tradil now dh look" i prefer honestly be safe than sorry. Im 6ī and 230 pounds.

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    Leatt 4.5

    The rest of my gear is Leatt but I looked at most of your list when doing research and they are all pretty similar.

    Quote Originally Posted by regiobike View Post
    thanks Silent, remember me which kit do you use?. Honestly i do not care if people see me with "hey dude you are at enduro tradil now dh look" i prefer honestly be safe than sorry. Im 6ī and 230 pounds.

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    what do you use for elbow protection.

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    Leatt 3DF hybrid, replaced a POC joint that I used for a couple of seasons. The POC is good but I like the 3DF better.

    I'm wearing a medium 3DF which is snug but not too tight @ 5'10" and 185 lb.

    I usually wear a large in elbow and forearm pads.

    POC was tight and the TLD 5550 before that were XL and I could barely get them on.

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    what do you use for elbow protection.

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    This looks interesting @3:50 incoming from POC:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aYSUqLt4Gs&t=333s

    Looks nice and light....

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    Quote Originally Posted by regiobike View Post
    Hi there everyone, right now im starting to ride DH and a few Enduro trails, at 41 years old lol need to protect more myself. I know accidents are not something we know in advance so trying to be ready when it happen.

    Right now i have leatt knee and elbow protection, bell full face helpmet and im looking in chest option. At least right now i have been reading:

    - Leatt 4.5 chest protector
    - Thor Sentinel
    - Thor Guardian mx
    - Demon Vest V2
    - Fox Proframe LC
    - Leatt 3DF Airfit

    Any advice is welcome.
    I have the leatt 3df, a Dainese, and now a Troy lee jacket. The 3df is a bit heavy, very hot, but good protection on the covered parts. I broke 2 ribs with it last year so I got the Troy lee 7850. It has light pads that cover more area. Itís also very light weight and not too warm.

    Consider a neck brace. A broken rib is nothing compared to a neck injury. Not sure why more people donít wear them..

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