Kitesurfing Mens Harnesses Reviews

Kitesurfing Reviews - AK Durable Supply Co. Synth 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - AK Durable Supply Co. Synth 2022
AK Durable Supply Co. Synth

While not one of the big three kite accessory brands, we continue to be impressed by what AK Durable Supply Co has presented to the kite industry. Their innovative approach centres around creating products that become an extension of the human body to bring us as close to the elements as possible in a completely natural way. A company made…

Mens Harnesses
2022
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…

Mens Harnesses
2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ride Engine Lyte XS 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ride Engine Lyte XS 2022
Ride Engine Lyte

Ride Engine has made some big leaps and bounds in harness designs in the past few years. From the early days of customised one-of-a-kind oven-baked hard shell harnesses to the popular carbon Elite production model hard shell, Ride Engine has been a trusted provider of harness comfort from the beginning. With the more recent s of the composite Sabre harness…

Mens Harnesses
2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - AK Durable Supply Co. Carbon Aerobar XS/S 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - AK Durable Supply Co. Carbon Aerobar XS/S 2022
AK Durable Supply Co. Carbon Aerobar

Creativity knows no limits over at AK Durable Supply Co! We got our hands on the just-released AK Carbon Aerobar, a spreader bar that is without a doubt a revolutionary piece of harness technology. One might wonder, how and where is there more room to upgrade the simple spreader bar?! Well, we're not sure, but the crew at AK has…

Mens Harnesses
2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Riot Curv M Tall 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Riot Curv M Tall 2022
ION Products Riot Curv

Ion is one of the most well-loved accessory brands in the kitesurfing industry, and for good reason. Their focus on engineering harnesses that are safe and ergonomic results in some high-quality products. Today, we're testing the 2022 Ion Riot Curv for men. The Riot Curv is one of the most advanced harnesses in the Ion lineup, designed with comfort, support,…

Mens Harnesses
2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ride Engine Elite V7 M 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ride Engine Elite V7 M 2022
Ride Engine Elite V7

As the original innovator of the carbon hard shell harness, Ride Engine has secured its spot in the industry as the hard shell king. The Elite is their flagship model and the most premium harness in the range and has received some exciting upgrades in its V7 / 2022 release. What seems to be the ultimate kite industry innovation goal…

Mens Harnesses
2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - AK Durable Supply Co. Ether XS 2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - AK Durable Supply Co. Ether XS 2022
AK Durable Supply Co. Ether

I've said it once (or twice, or three times), and I'll say it again: AK Durable Supply Co. has a unique approach to product development within the watersports industry, and I'm here for it! I love seeing what comes out of the workshop, and the new AK Ether waist harness has been on my radar for years. Years, you say?…

Mens Harnesses
2022
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Apex Curv 13 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Apex Curv 13 2021
ION Products Apex Curv 13

The ION Apex Curv 13 is a top of the line hard shell harness from the popular accessories brand; they grade all their harnesses with a stiffness rating, were at 13 here. Their scale goes from 20 at the top end for the ultra-stiff Riot CS down to a rating of 4 for their Axis Kite harness. The backplate is…

Mens Harnesses
2021
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…

Mens Harnesses
2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Mystic Stealth 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Mystic Stealth 2021
Mystic Stealth

The new Mystic Stealth harness hit the market a couple of months ago to some fanfare; it followed hot on the heals of the excellent Stealth spreader bar system that they released a little while back. If you’ve experienced the Stealth spreader bar, you will have some idea of how this harness has been designed. The Stealth bar was a…

Mens Harnesses
2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Apex Curv 13 M 2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Apex Curv 13 M 2021
ION Products Apex Curv 13

One of the least expensive ways to improve your time out on the water is by getting a well-designed harness that fits like a glove. Harnesses are quintessential to the kiting experience and your long-term back health! We appreciate that Ion, as one of the biggest accessories brands in kitesurfing, has such an expansive selection of harnesses, from soft shell…

Mens Harnesses
2021
Kitesurfing Reviews - Mystic Majestic 2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - Mystic Majestic 2020
Mystic Majestic

The Mystic Majestic harness is a hardshell offering that offers a touch less rigidity than the hugely popular Majestic X. It uses the same Bionic Core Frame shape and design, but features Roving glass fibre rather than carbon, allowing just a little more flex into the frame. The idea is that it offers more freedom of movement and is the…

Mens Harnesses
2020
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Apex CURV 10 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Apex CURV 10 2019
ION Products Apex CURV 10

The ION Apex CURV is the top end waist harness in the CURV range; this line up utilises a new moulded composite structure that promises to be lighter while still being incredibly supportive. The back of the harness shows the distinctive 3D plus spine shaping, and the range features a slightly higher outline than some of the other models for…

Mens Harnesses
2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Prolimit VEX 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - Prolimit VEX 2019
Prolimit VEX

The VEX is a low-profile 3D molded waist harness. It is pre-curved and has an internal load frame. It comes with multiple leash attachment points, uses four straps for tightening and comes with the Fat Bar (a wide bar mounted on a super wide pad). The spreader bar is a pin release and is super easy to clip in and…

Mens Harnesses
2019
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…

Mens Harnesses
2018
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…

Mens Harnesses
2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Mystic Majestic X 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Mystic Majestic X 2018
Mystic Majestic X

The Majestic X is a new high-end harness from arguably the biggest accessories brand in our sport. Packed with new technology and plenty of features it should be on your radar if you’re looking for a new rigid style harness. First up a word about rigidity championed years ago it is now filtering through to more and more brands. Mystic…

Mens Harnesses
2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products CS Wave 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products CS Wave 2018
ION Products CS Wave

ION have a new range of rigid harnesses that came onto the market at the end of last year. Dubbed CS, which stands for Composite Series, the range features a freeride model, the wave version we have here and also a Hadlow model. There are no prizes for guessing what the Hadlow version is for! The idea is each harness…

Mens Harnesses
2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Prolimit Vapor 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Prolimit Vapor 2018
Prolimit Vapor

Tried and Tested The Vapor is a semi-rigid harness from Prolimit, it uses an internal load plate, which is very stiff vertically but has quite a bit of flex horizontally. The harness can be used with either their Universal Rope Bar or the Fat Bar traditional hook set up. It’s always great to see choices like this with a harness…

Mens Harnesses
2018
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…

Mens Harnesses
2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ride Engine Elite Carbon 2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ride Engine Elite Carbon 2018
Ride Engine Elite Carbon

Ride Engine changed the game years ago with their Carbon Moulded custom harness designs. Order one and they would send you a mould kit, which you would then return to get a perfect fit. Needless to say, it was a long winded process, and limited man hours meant only a handful of people got to feel the benefits. Fast forward…

Mens Harnesses
2018
Kitesurfing Reviews - Dakine C-1 Maniac 2017
Kitesurfing Reviews - Dakine C-1 Maniac 2017
Dakine C-1 Maniac

Dakine have been pumping high-end sporting goods into the extreme sport market for many years now. In kiteboarding they are well known for their Pyro harness, Wahine ladies harness and tons of accessories; board bags, foot straps, clothing. Harnesses from Dakine have undergone many years of research and development and this is visible in their products. When you get your…

Mens Harnesses
2017
Kitesurfing Reviews - Brunotti SmartShell 2017
Kitesurfing Reviews - Brunotti SmartShell 2017
Brunotti SmartShell

Brunotti recently revamped their entire range under the RDP banner; the Rider Developed Product line sought to enhance their products by working closely with some of the best riders in the world. With riders like Youri Zoon, Liam Whaley and Annelous Lammerts on board to name just a few, it’s fair to say they have some big hitters working on…

Mens Harnesses
2017
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ride Engine Silver Elite Harness 2017
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ride Engine Silver Elite Harness 2017
Ride Engine Silver Elite Harness

Ride Engine burst onto the commercial scene last year with their entirely different take on what a kitesurfing harness should be. After years of making custom harnesses for hundreds and, hundreds of riders Coleman Buckley and Slingshot joined forces to bring these new rigid harnesses to the market and the masses. Last year was a big year fro Ride Engine,…

Mens Harnesses
2017
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ride Engine Carbon Katana Elite 2016
Kitesurfing Reviews - Ride Engine Carbon Katana Elite 2016
Ride Engine Carbon Katana Elite

If you’ve not heard of Ride Engine yet then there is a good chance you are living on some remote island and won’t even be reading this. The brainchild of constant tinkerer Coleman Buckley, the origins of the Ride Engine concept can be traced back to 2010. Originally Coleman started making harnesses for his buddies, then a few custom ones…

Mens Harnesses
2016
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…

Mens Harnesses
2016
Kitesurfing Reviews - Dakine Pyro Leverlock  2015
Kitesurfing Reviews - Dakine Pyro Leverlock  2015
Dakine Pyro Leverlock

Dakine is a huge brand not only in kitesurfing, but in many extreme sports. It has been a huge accessory supplier for kitesurfers worldwide since the sport began. Dakine has always been known for its top quality, supportive and incredibly comfortable harnesses, both for kitesurfing and its roots in windsurfing harnesses. This issue we got our hands on the new…

Mens Harnesses
2015
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Apex Select  2015
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Apex Select  2015
ION Products Apex Select

ION has been a very strong contender for harnesses, wetsuits, board bags, apparel and much more within the kitesurfing industry for a number of years now. Building well-made and comfortable harnesses in a variety of styles. This issue we got hold of the Apex Select harness in blue and yellow. ION have put a lot of effort and a great…

Mens Harnesses
2015
Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Senso  2015
Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Senso  2015
Manera Senso

When Manera launched the Exo harness last year they caused quite a stir. It was the first time really detailed load analysis had been performed on a harness and it ended up with the R&D team developing the external load bearing area the Exo became famous for. The idea is simple; spread the maximum amount of load across as wide…

Mens Harnesses
2015
Kitesurfing Reviews - Mystic Majestic  2015
Kitesurfing Reviews - Mystic Majestic  2015
Mystic Majestic

The Majestic harness from Mystic is a multi-use harness, meaning it can be used for both windsurfing and kitesurfing. The perfect tool for the waterman out there that likes to dabble in both arts! It sits right at the top of the Mystic range and is a high end product with a good amount of detailing. It is built with…

Mens Harnesses
2015
Kitesurfing Reviews - Prolimit Predator  2015
Kitesurfing Reviews - Prolimit Predator  2015
Prolimit Predator

The Predator harness from Prolimit has been in their line up for a few years now, the design is tried and tested, but it features some great technical features too, as well as boasting great looks! The Predator is pre-curved and 3D shaped for a great fit and features a four point connected neoprene belt to keep the harness in…

Mens Harnesses
2015
Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Exo  2014
Kitesurfing Reviews - Manera Exo  2014
Manera Exo

Manera have been on the scene for a couple of years now with their accessories, but this is the first harness they have produced. Up until now the range has been limited to bags and luggage for the discerning kiter. However, this year they are launching the EXO Harness, and some other very useful products such as Bamboo Ponchos, Key…

Mens Harnesses
2014
Kitesurfing Reviews - Dakine Sliding Spreader Bar  2014
Kitesurfing Reviews - Dakine Sliding Spreader Bar  2014
Dakine Sliding Spreader Bar

This spreader bar is an upgrade for your existing Dakine harness, but it is worth mentioning it should fit on most harnesses. You will need to double check though as some have different release mechanisms. The premise is simple enough, a sliding hook allows greater freedom of movement for wave riding. Lots of the top pro’s are using sliding spreader…

Mens Harnesses
2014
Kitesurfing Reviews - Mystic 2Face  2014
Kitesurfing Reviews - Mystic 2Face  2014
Mystic 2Face

Now for something completely different! The new 2face Wave Harness from Mystic is somewhat of a revelation. For a while now some of the world’s top wave riders have been modifying their harnesses to allow the hooks to move. A sliding hook allows you to move your body more on the wave. Mystic have gone one step further though. Realising…

Mens Harnesses
2014
Kitesurfing Reviews - Dakine Pyro  2012
Kitesurfing Reviews - Dakine Pyro  2012
Dakine Pyro

The Dakine Pyro has a long history in kitesurfing, it is the longest running harness in the sport and the flagship of the Dakine range. It features 3d Thermoform shaping for maximum comfort, the Power Clip Lock buckle system, integrated spreader bar pad, double sided pockets and a 6 point hook tension system. Putting on a Pyro is a little…

Mens Harnesses
2012
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Apex  2012
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Apex  2012
ION Products Apex

The Apex from ION is one of their top-level waist harnesses, aimed at the rider looking for the maximum support and minimal twist. There is a gold edition that utilises memory foam to increase the potential for a perfect fit. Other than that the standard Apex is the same. It’s a good-looking harness with a 3D moulded interior with dual…

Mens Harnesses
2012