Correct fitment of a neck brace is critical to achieve maximum protection, selecting the correct combination of adjustment pins, thoracic strut angle and (for certain models) setting the height adjustable front and rear tables to a position that suits your body shape and the size, length and range-of-motion of your neck, is detailed in the user manual.
There are 3 simple ways to check whether your brace fits correctly:
- The brace should fit snug, but not too tight. When you lift your arms, the brace should comfortably move up with your arms and drop back onto your shoulders when you drop your arms. If the brace stays up, it is too tight and should be adjusted.
- You should be able to comfortably fit your fingers between your back and the thoracic member of the brace. If you can’t fit your fingers between your brace and your back, it is too tight and should be adjusted. If your whole hand fits, it is too loose and should be adjusted.
- Finally, when pressing down on the front or rear table of the brace, it should not rock back and forth excessively on your shoulders. If this occurs, then the brace is too loose and should be adjusted. If no movement occurs, then the brace is too tight and should be adjusted.
For Online Customers:
Leatt Braces and most neck braces on the market are adjustable so 2-3 models will fit 99% of the riding population. A simple chest measurement taken around the chest around 1 inch below the armpits will give you the correct measurement.
Braces usually come in the following sizes:
- Kids/ Youth = Up to 70cm or 28” chest measurement.
- Small/ Medium = From 70cm – 90cm or 28” – 37” chest measurement
- Large/ Extra Large = From 90cm – 122cm or 37” – 48” Chest measurement
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