The Pure Eve from Prolimit is their moulded female specific harness with unique hybrid technology. It features 3D Shaping with a ‘floating moulded pillow’ to ensure a snug fit around the waist and in the small of your back. This snug fit is enhanced with the 3-way neoprene & Velcro inner closure belt system, which is quick and easy to use, but ensures the harness doesn’t move or slide round your waist when you’re riding toeside.
There’s a neoprene soft edge in key areas, such as above the hips and under the arms, which prevents getting a rash if you’re wearing the harness with just a bikini. This helps it to fit well too with more flexibility at the edges.
The spreader bar is securely fixed in place with 4 webbing straps which can be tightened individually, and a very neat integrated spreader bar pad which slides in as part of the closure system. There’s a metal pin to snap the spreader bar and hook in place. There is a metal loop on the pin that could do with a fabric pull-tab or toggle to help close it, but this is simple enough to add yourself with some webbing or a bit of shoelace! It works fine as it is, but this addition would make life easier when you’re in a hurry to hit the water. There is a pull-tab on the hook for undoing it, which works well and releases the spreader bar quickly.
Safety features such as the kite-knife tucked away near the hook, and the pull release on the handle pass leash mean that you’ll be able to get out of trouble quickly being able to disconnect the leash from the harness. It’s located more to the side of the harness so should be much easier to reach and facilitate than the safety release on the leash itself.
The Pure Eve is rated as having medium back support and fairly solid on the flexibility scale. It is certainly a thoroughly moulded and stitched bit of kit, which looks like it will last for a few seasons. It’s designed for a women’s figure being narrower fitting than the men’s harnesses and shaped to take into account things like hips!
Overall, The Pure Eve is comfortable and supportive; it’s a very neat and tidy harness with everything tucked away nicely and some good features, both for practicality and safety. Very well constructed and sturdy.
This review was in Issue 34 of IKSURFMAG.For more information visit Prolimit
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!