The Bliss is the female specific offering from Liquid Force. A simple, lightweight harness that has been tailored for a women’s curves!
An integrated spreader bar pad, diamond quilted neoprene interior and Liquid Force Rash Guard Technology all contribute to the comfort of this harness. We were pleasantly surprised when testing it out on the water. It was very easy to put on and adjust to fit, with a single inner Velcro belt and spreader bar Quick Clip closure system. Single point buckle tensioning on either side of the spreader bar is easy to tighten singlehandedly - you can even do it on the move whilst riding should you need to. The additional hold-down strap on the hook helps keep it nice and low even when the kite is at 12 o’clock. It’s worth mentioning, that the spreader bar is a ‘girl specific’ one from Liquid Force, which is smaller and better fitting too. The harness is finished off with a smooth stitched neoprene edging all round so riding in a bikini won’t leave you with red raw patches.
The harness features a 3D thermoformed core and integrated handle pass leash across the back. There’s no kite line knife or D-rings at the side for extra safety leash attachment points which would be good. However, don’t let the lack of bells and whistles, and initial basic design put you off. This harness was exceedingly comfortable, with a great fit for a women’s figure, just the right amount of support and movement when riding and easy to use fastening and removal systems.
Overall, the Bliss is a brilliant harness that has been well shaped and thought-out with ease of use and comfort in mind. Definitely one to consider, it’s on our wish list for sure!
This review was in Issue 34 of IKSURFMAG.For more information visit Liquid Force Kites
By Mary BoothMary has been kitesurfing since 2006, she became and instructor in 2007 and travelled the world teaching the sport that she loves! She joined the IKSURFMAG team in 2008 and has been testing ladies kitesurfing equipment and writing articles from a woman's perspective ever since!