One of the last things you want to do before heading out to ride on a hot, sticky summer day is throw on a body protector that makes you feel like you belong on a high school football field. It's already warm and sunny outside, and being covered by thick foam padding will have you draining your hydration bladder before you've even gotten off the lift. Though you can't stay protected without armor, you can invest in some that's better suited to warmer weather, and Leatt's 3DF Body Protector Airfit Lite is one such example. Leatt takes safety seriously, but it also tries to construct gear that will be functional enough to allow riders to enjoy blasting through rowdier lines and bigger hits without being weighed down. Avoiding a trip to the ER for dehydration or injury is an attainable goal when you wear the flexible, softshell 3DF Body Protector, as its slim foam complies with chest, back, elbow, and shoulder safety standards while employing a slender profile and breathable materials. Besides 3DF padding, Leatt also uses its new MoistureCool and AirMesh fabrics to construct the 3D Body Protector, which work to wick moisture away from your skin and help improve the armor's overall breathability. An elastic chest strap gives you the option of achieving a more secure fit, with an off center, full length zipper along the front to make getting the Body Protector on and off as easy as possible. Though the body protector's main areas of protection are the torso, arms, and back, Leatt does include a BraceOn neck brace fitting system to make it easy to wear with your neck protection of choice or extra padding along the upper chest area of the body protector if you prefer to ride without neck protection.