Going Commando .. (Body armour Question)

Mikerb

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Sounds like you need a "box"......as worn by cricketers......or boxers (them that box...not underpants. Boxes are usually worn with jock strap. Cant testify (no pun intended) how practical they would be riding a bike.
 

R120

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So I see you’ve finally figured out where it’s supposed to go. Wearing it on your face all these years as a chin protector did look pretty awesome...
To be fair, its pretty much how they used em in the 70's

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wepn

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Sounds like you need a "box"......as worn by cricketers......or boxers (them that box...not underpants. Boxes are usually worn with jock strap. Cant testify (no pun intended) how practical they would be riding a bike.
If u got the balls but could result in a slight flash of sharp pain. o_O

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Andrie

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I ended up with Leatt airfit 3df and just tested commando style since the weather is getting pretty warm here. I am glad to report my nipple is fine.

Regarding the Armour, I bought both the lite version and the regular version with plan to return one I don’t want. The regular version is just slightly thicker and stiffer but the padding material is totally different. It contains of thin multi layer (about 5) while the lite version contains 2 layers of much thicker material. I end up keeping the regular one as the protection is level 2 compared to level 1.
 

Mikerb

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I have the Leatt airfit and can attest to the protection it provides havjng recently taken a tumble on a rock garden. My helmet was a write off. I got off light with a bruised thigh...a rock found a gap between the hip and thigh pads of my Leatt armour shorts, and a bruised foot (despite my 5-10s). No torso injuries except...and here is my point re "commando" I did get my skin rubbed off on my shoulder and arm ...and that despite having a shlrt sleeved Under Armour compression vest under the armour.
 

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I use the Leatt 3DF, I used to wear it every ride and then progressively wore it less and less. Now just for Bike Parks. I have a Nike Combat top when I do as I can't stand the chaffing..!!

Just kneepads, Glasses, Helmet and Gloves. I am trying to reduce the crap in my hip pack as well..
 

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