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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Jinbaiquerre View Post
    With your jersey (Klim, I think?), are you able to connect the brace to the body armor? Luke San made it sound like only the SHOT jersey has a big and stretchy enough neck opening to connect them.
    Yes, what I do is put the body armor on over a t-shirt, then put my offroad jersey (Klim, or KTM branded Thor) over the body armor. I then put the neckbrace on, feed the rear strut of the neck brace down the back of the neck opening in the jersey. The Leatt Adventure body armor has a removable panel in the rear of the armor, where the neck brace rear strut sits, so the neck brace rear strut fits directly against your body. I then tuck the front of the neck brace (the thoracic strut) inside my jersey too and underneath the armor. Last thing I do is put the loops (left and right) on the armor shoulders, over the neck brace side hooks to keep it down and in position. This might all sound a bit complicated by only takes about a minute and is pretty easy to do after a couple of goes...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markw View Post
    I'm using the Leatt Adventure body armor too (size L/XL) but don't have the issues Luke San experienced. I.e. The elbow pad straps and kidney belt fit me fine. The fit and comfort will obviously depend on your body size and shape. For me the Leatt Adventure armor is the most comfortable and most protective body armor I've ever had.
    Are you a skinny guy? My forearms are a bit thick so that might explain it, but I will still use it and didn't really notice it while riding. Yeah, everyone is different, but like you I think it's the best I have ever used as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Jinbaiquerre View Post
    With your jersey (Klim, I think?), are you able to connect the brace to the body armor? Luke San made it sound like only the SHOT jersey has a big and stretchy enough neck opening to connect them.
    SHOT have a purpose made stretchy neck, but I think other brands do as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke San View Post
    Are you a skinny guy?
    188cm, 80kg. The elbow pad straps are a bit of a squeeze to get my hands through, but fine when on. Certainly don't notice them while riding and don't cause arm pump.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markw View Post
    Yes, what I do is put the body armor on over a t-shirt, then put my offroad jersey (Klim, or KTM branded Thor) over the body armor. I then put the neckbrace on, feed the rear strut of the neck brace down the back of the neck opening in the jersey. The Leatt Adventure body armor has a removable panel in the rear of the armor, where the neck brace rear strut sits, so the neck brace rear strut fits directly against your body. I then tuck the front of the neck brace (the thoracic strut) inside my jersey too and underneath the armor. Last thing I do is put the loops (left and right) on the armor shoulders, over the neck brace side hooks to keep it down and in position. This might all sound a bit complicated by only takes about a minute and is pretty easy to do after a couple of goes...
    Didn't think you could tuck the brace into the shirt, will; give it a try next time!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke San View Post
    Didn't think you could tuck the brace into the shirt, will; give it a try next time!!
    Yes, I like to have both the neck brace front and rear struts resting on my body, not over the body armor, so the neck brace is low and doesn't interfere unnecessarily with the helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Luke San View Post
    SHOT have a purpose made stretchy neck, but I think other brands do as well.
    Is there any way to check if a jersey has a stretchy neck before ordering it online? I was thinking about the Thor Phase jersey. But then, even if it's not stretchy, I could use the Markw approach and it would still work, right?

    Finally, if I'm riding on the expressway to the rindos, I shouldn't be wearing a motocross jersey anyway, right? I don't think they're made for abrasion resistance on asphalt, are they?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Jinbaiquerre View Post
    Is there any way to check if a jersey has a stretchy neck before ordering it online? I was thinking about the Thor Phase jersey. But then, even if it's not stretchy, I could use the Markw approach and it would still work, right?

    Finally, if I'm riding on the expressway to the rindos, I shouldn't be wearing a motocross jersey anyway, right? I don't think they're made for abrasion resistance on asphalt, are they?
    Just look for a Kevlar one.

    http://www.legendaryusa.com/Draggin-...t-p/dshirt.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Jinbaiquerre View Post
    Finally, if I'm riding on the expressway to the rindos, I shouldn't be wearing a motocross jersey anyway, right? I don't think they're made for abrasion resistance on asphalt, are they?
    The body armor provides a good level of abrasion resistance...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twinrider View Post
    That might provide good abrasion protection, but I bet it would suck as an off-road jersey. It has a "slim fit" and isn't stretchy, so it would be hard to fit over armor, and it probably has poor ventilation/breathability, too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Jinbaiquerre View Post
    Is there any way to check if a jersey has a stretchy neck before ordering it online? I was thinking about the Thor Phase jersey. But then, even if it's not stretchy, I could use the Markw approach and it would still work, right?
    The method I use requires a reasonably large neck opening, or it to be stretchy. The KTM jersey I have (rebranded Thor Phase jersey) is OK. i.e. I can get the beck brace front and rear struts in the jersey neck opening without ripping it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Jinbaiquerre View Post
    That might provide good abrasion protection, but I bet it would suck as an off-road jersey. It has a "slim fit" and isn't stretchy, so it would be hard to fit over armor, and it probably has poor ventilation/breathability, too.
    I have one, they breathe fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markw View Post
    The method I use requires a reasonably large neck opening, or it to be stretchy. The KTM jersey I have (rebranded Thor Phase jersey) is OK. i.e. I can get the beck brace front and rear struts in the jersey neck opening without ripping it...
    Sounds like the non-rebranded Phase should work, then.

    One more question, please: How do the Phase sizes run? If I'm between a M and an L, and I'm going to be wearing it over body armor, would you recommend going with the M or the L? My guess would be L, but I've heard people say they run big especially so they'll fit easily over body armor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Jinbaiquerre View Post
    Sounds like the non-rebranded Phase should work, then.

    One more question, please: How do the Phase sizes run? If I'm between a M and an L, and I'm going to be wearing it over body armor, would you recommend going with the M or the L? My guess would be L, but I've heard people say they run big especially so they'll fit easily over body armor.
    Probably L size over body armor for you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markw View Post
    Probably L size over body armor for you...
    Thanks for all the good advice!
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