Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Bikisuit 2mm 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Bikisuit 2mm 2022
Manera Bikisuit

I have recently had the pleasure to kite in some warmer waters, though warmer than my usual UK, it was still not quite warm enough for just a bikini and a rashy. This gave me the perfect opportunity to try out the new Manera Bikisuit. Firstly the suit arrived in a simple cardboard box, with no plastic wrapping or any…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Halo 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Halo 2022
Manera Halo

Manera has been one of the few companies to not fully embrace the popular hardshell design that has become so universal in the harness world. Now we can finally see what they have been working on as an alternative, and it's very impressive. Behind the scenes, they have been developing the Halo. A harness designed to take the benefits of…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Seafarer Steamer Frontzip 4/3mm 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Seafarer Steamer Frontzip 4/3mm 2022
Manera Seafarer Steamer Frontzip

A quality wetsuit that fits like a glove is a must in any quiver, especially if you want to spend a lot of time on the water in less-than-tropical conditions. MANERA's reputation of not compromising when it comes to their design ethos or the quality of their range (not to mention video productions!) had me itching to get my hands…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Exo 2.0 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Exo 2.0 2021
Manera Exo 2.0

The original Manera EXO was a harness that truly changed the way we thought about harness design. It was the first harness to use an exterior load dispersal shell, at the time Manera worked with a university science team to measure the pressure points on various harness. They came up with the idea of the exterior load frame and using…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Eclipse 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Eclipse 2018
Manera Eclipse

The Eclipse is a totally new harness from Manera, the company that changed the game of harness technology as we knew it years ago with the EXO. With the rise in rigid harnesses, many riders have been eagerly awaiting Manera’s entry into this sector. After spending years in development, the Eclipse is now available. Having tried lots of fully rigid…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Exo 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Exo 2018
Manera Exo

The harness that changed them all is back for another outing featuring some new materials and features. The core of the harness is the Energy Dispersion Frame, this single unit takes the load from the spreader bar and spreads it evenly across the whole of the harness area. Manera worked with scientists at a university to develop this technology, and…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Union 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Union 2018
Manera Union

While most of the harness brands are making super high-end products with the new rigid harnesses, Manera have bucked the trend somewhat. The excellent EXO arguably led the charge for a more supportive harness many years ago, and it does a fantastic job. New for 2018 Manera have launched the Union, priced lower than the EXO it aims to make…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera EXO  2016
Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera EXO  2016
Manera EXO

The EXO harness from Manera burst onto the scene two years ago; it radically changed the way harnesses were made, utilising an exoskeleton to put the frame of the harness on the outside and all the padding on the inside. Manera also worked with a human kinetics science laboratory to test their products to ensure they could make the most…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Meteor Magma 5/4mm 2016
Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Meteor Magma 5/4mm 2016
Manera Meteor Magma

The Meteor Magma suit from F-One is a winter steamer packed with features and rich in technology. Designed for cold water this suit should keep you warm on the coldest of days thanks to its special Magma Fleece lining and N-Foam Neoprene which offers superior heat retention while still offering great flexibility. Manera's patented 3D Design technique is a method…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Meteor X10D 3/2mm 2016
Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Meteor X10D 3/2mm 2016
Manera Meteor X10D

Manera launched onto the wetsuit scene with a bang in 2015, pioneering their proprietary 3D Design technology they created a line of suits with a superior fit that were designed with kitesurfing in mind. By looking at the way kitesurfers moved and the positions they put their bodies in most of the time they came up with suits that offered…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Meteor X10D Ladies Shorty LS 3/2mm 2016
Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Meteor X10D Ladies Shorty LS 3/2mm 2016
Manera Meteor X10D Ladies Shorty LS

This ladies shorty from Manera oozes style but also features all the tech found in the men's suit, which is a refreshing change in terms of female wetsuit design, often we get lesser quality materials and features due to the lower number of sales. Thankfully Manera have gone all out with this suit, and it is packed with useful technology…

Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Meteor Magma 3/2mm 2015
Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Meteor Magma 3/2mm 2015
Manera Meteor Magma

Manera have hit the market running with their long anticipated line-up of wetsuits. Rather than pick an off the shelf design they have utilised some pioneering software which is a first in the industry. The 3D CAD software scans the body and then they can design the suit around the shape they want. The software then cleverly flattens the 3D…

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Issue 96

This issue, we’re checking out fresh updates to old favourites like the North Orbit and Ozone Enduro and all-new models, including the Duotone Neo D/LAB and the completely updated shape on the latest FLYSURFER Stoke. We've got two of the latest Ozone twin tips on test and, for the foil frothers out there, a review on the just-released Armstrong WKT board. Neoprene is an essential part of your kit, and we're testing two sides of the spectrum with the budget-friendly Ho Stevie wetsuit and the premium MANERA Seafarer. It's all right here in Tried & Tested!

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New materials make up most of the headlines in the kite industry these days, but it's not all about the kites! MANERA has taken accessory innovation, and their latest release is one to get excited about. We chat with Brand Manager Julien Salles to find out all about it!

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Imagine spending 12 days with 11 crew and 20 board bags on a 25-metre vessel. Even more, imagine sailing that vessel to an environment so icy and harsh that only polar bears and reindeer want to live there - and then going kiting! Paul Serin documents the MANERA team’s incredible expedition to Svalbard, and tells extraordinary tales of kiting between icebergs and in front of glaciers in this IKSURFMAG exclusive!

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Our Test Team got their hands on some of the latest gear to hit the market, and we’ve put this equipment through its paces! Best of all, we’re sharing our insights with you. Find out what we thought about the latest kit from Slingshot, CrazyFly, Ion, Manera, Ozone, and F-One in this issue’s Tried & Tested!

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Issue 92

Looking to upgrade your harness game? Now's your chance! For IKSURFMAG Issue 92, we've teamed up with MANERA to give away a new Halo harness! Subscribe for your chance to win one of the hottest new pieces of equipment for 2022!

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