Kitesurfing Mens Harnesses Reviews

Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Apex Curve 10 2019
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Apex Curve 10 2019
ION Products Apex Curve 10

The ION Apex Curve is the top end waist harness in the Curve 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Vertex  2012
Kitesurfing Reviews - ION Products Vertex  2012
ION Products Vertex

The Vertex from ION is a feature rich harness aimed at the rider looking for a good all round harness that provides good support with good flexibility. It features the new X_Spine construction from ION to improve support, soft edges to prevent rashes and an internal Velcro belt to keep it tight. The spreader bar is incorporated into the spreader…

Mens Harnesses
2012
Kitesurfing Reviews - Liquid Force Kites Profile  2012
Kitesurfing Reviews - Liquid Force Kites Profile  2012
Liquid Force Kites Profile

A harness is an integral bit of kitesurfing kit, but it needn’t be something you spend a fortune on if you are on a budget. Liquid Force designed the Profile to be comfortable, simple and most of all well priced. The Profile features an elasticated powerbelt with Velcro fastening, the actual harness is well padded too and very comfortable to…

Mens Harnesses
2012
Kitesurfing Reviews - Mystic Warrior  2012
Kitesurfing Reviews - Mystic Warrior  2012
Mystic Warrior

The Mystic Warrior harness has been around for a while now, this generation III model incorporates all of their harness know-how. Packed with top end features it is sure to be a popular choice. Soft edges so you can wear it with boardies, 3D Thermo moulded interior and exterior for comfort and shape and a neoprene cover to ensure the…

Mens Harnesses
2012
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Airstyler Pop  2012
Kitesurfing Reviews - North Kiteboarding Airstyler Pop  2012
North Kiteboarding Airstyler Pop

The Airstyler has been around for a few years now, this innovative harness from North utilises a bladder in the back of the harness filled with air to maximise the fit. Other features include a fully integrated spreader bar pad, shorter hook for a more reactive feel and moulded “flexzone” areas for added comfort. For best results you should put…

Mens Harnesses
2012
Kitesurfing Reviews - Prolimit Kitewaist Pro  2012
Kitesurfing Reviews - Prolimit Kitewaist Pro  2012
Prolimit Kitewaist Pro

The Kitewaist Pro from Prolimit is their top end waist harness for riders looking for the ultimate in features and comfort. It features 3D Shaping to ensure a comfortable fit, anti rash edging so you can wear it with boardies, an integrated slide in bar pad, plus a very clever QR leash system. Putting the harness on is very simple;…

Mens Harnesses
2012
Kitesurfing Reviews - Nuke Athom  2012
Kitesurfing Reviews - Nuke Athom  2012
Nuke Athom

Nuke is a new brand from Italy. The Athom comes packed with Italian styling, and also a marked note of simplicity. The harness is very light, and the faux leather and logo detailing make it look the part. The spreader hook has a rather clever metal clip to stop your chicken loop falling out. A wide V buckle allows single…

Mens Harnesses
2012
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