After we did the previous article Best Motorcycle Neck Brace Reviews, we received many inbound requests from readers, asking us the difference between the Leatt Neck Brace and Alpinestar Neck Brace. Hence, we will be doing a comparison between the Leatt Neck Brace and Alpinestar Neck Brace in this article.
Leatt Neck Brace vs Alpinestar Neck Brace
When it comes to both brands of Neck Braces, they can be pretty similar in terms of functionality. However, when it comes to fitting and ability to cushion extreme stresses, then there will be a slight difference between both. For the sake of this article, we will be doing a review on two particular models: The Leatt MRX Pro Head and Neck Restraint System as well as the Alpinestars Pro Bionic Neck Support
Leatt MRX Pro Head and Neck Restraint System
This Leatt MRX Pro Head and Neck Restraint System is widely popular amongst riders who loves to ride on rough terrain. In terms of comfort, it offers unparalleled comfort to off road riders. The designers of the Leatt MRX Pro Head and Neck Restraint System created a flexible chassis in the neck brace. There is also a thick layer of fire retardant between your neck and the neck brace.
More about the chassis here. The chassis has collarbone cut offs. This allows the Motorcycle Neck Brace to fit in nicely on various normal body shapes. It also promise that you will have full control over your head movement, unlike most conventional Motorcycle Neck Brace.
One of the best feature of the Leatt MRX Pro Head and Neck Restraint System is that it has a maximum energy uptake. In layman terms, this means that your neck will receive the lowest force ever when there is a collision. This is paramount, as you would want your neck to receive little impact forces during accidents.
As for the comfort level, it does have padding that helps to reduce impact spikes. Impact spikes comes during a bumpy ride. During bumpy rides, you will expect multiple instances of forces that is experienced by the system itself. The padding helps to reduce that. In addition, the rubber bumpers in the inner side of the rear collar helps to reduce the same spikes too. One of the downside is that it weighs 4.5 pounds.
Alpinestars Pro Bionic Neck Support
This Alpinestars Pro Bionic Neck Support is an up and coming Motorcycle Neck Brace in Amazon. It is made from an advanced fiberglass resin. With the extremely durable and strong material, you will realize that the Alpinestars Pro Bionic Neck Support have a very solid structural integrity. This results in extreme strength in the Motorcycle Neck Brace. The combination of the structural integrity as well as the extreme strength helps to absorb the forces generated during heavy impact. Also, it weighs at just 1.8 pounds. This allows you to don the Alpinestars Pro Bionic Neck Support comfortably on your shoulder.
One of its stand out feature is that it is 100% customizable. It also allows you to have a perfect fit with the SAS size Adapter System. This means that should you have a collarbone that is jutting out due to a previous accident, you will still be able to wear this Alpinestars Pro Bionic Neck Support comfortably. In addition to that, the EVA foam pads is interchangeable too. As such, it is one of the Best Motorcycle Neck Brace that have a good compatibility with various body protection systems.
Another top feature of the Alpinestars Pro Bionic Neck Support is that it has a bio-organic concept that is incorporated into the design of the Motorcycle Neck Brace. There is also a Rear Stabilizer, which helps to promote progressive force relief. In a nutshell, the progressive force relief system helps to dissipate the energy generated during collision into various parts of the contact points. This includes your back and your shoulders, instead of just your neck being the subject of all stresses.
As for wearing this awesome Motorcycle Neck Brace, it is also easy for you to wear this neck brace. This is because there is a quick-release locking system that expeidites the entire process.
Conclusion: Leatt Neck Brace or Alpinestar Neck Brace
Here comes the tough part. For the purpose of the article Leatt Neck Brace vs Alpinestar Neck Brace, we have chosen two different models for comparison. These two Motorcycle Neck Brace models have their own merits.
In terms of design, the Alpinestars Pro Bionic Neck Support comes out tops. It is definitely more aesthetically pleasing than the Leatt MRX Pro Head and Neck Restraint System. The Alpinestar Neck Brace sits a lot lower than the Leatt. This means that there is more space between the helmet and the neck brace. Hence, in terms of support, the Leatt offers a higher level of support. However, in terms of movements, the Alpinestar Neck Brace is less restrictive than the Leatt. One of the main reasons is that the Leatt weighs at 4.5 pounds while the Alpinestar weighs at 1.8 pounds.
As for the fit into our necks, both of them are equally good. However, if you have a collarbone that is jutting out due to a previous injury, then the Alpinestar will be the best for you. In terms of force dissipation, I would select the Alpinestar. This is because the Alpinestar have the progressive force relief system, which helps to dissipate the energy to the back and the shoulders. As for the Leatt, it has a feature that reduces the maximum force uptake.
As you can see, even we have difficulty trying to discern between both models. But if we really have to choose, we will select the Leatt MRX Pro Head and Neck Restraint System. Though it can be heavy, the restriction of movement isn’t as bad as what you think. The Leatt have an excellent support system, and it does fit the body of most people too. What’s more, it is able to cushion high impact stresses, which is something that you should be looking out for when riding in the terrain.