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; there is an internal belt that has a 3-way closure system to ensure a snug fit. The harness hook itself has a quick release so you can just snap it shut and tighten the straps and you are ready to go. The hook is secured with 4 webbing straps, which keep the hook nice and low.
Riding with the Kitewaist Pro is a very comfortable affair, there were no pressure points on the harness at all and it was particularly comfortable on the lower ribs. The hook with it’s integrated pad and 4 way buckle system stayed in place the whole time and the overall feeling was of a very secure set up.
We really liked the integrated spreader bar pad which slides into the harness, this reduces bar movement even further. The quick release on the leash loop is also a great safety feature, should you ever get into real trouble this will allow you to quickly disconnect the leash from the harness. Being located at the side of the harness it should be much easier to reach than the release on the leash itself. A kite knife is included too, the only thing we missed was a small pocket for a wax comb and some surf wax…
Overall, An excellent harness from Prolimit, one of the comfiest in the test and a super secure hook set up means it shouldn’t budge during your session.
This review was in Issue 34 of IKSURFMAG.For more information visit Prolimit
By Rou ChaterRou has been kiting since the sports inception and has been working as an editor and tester for magazines since 2004. He started IKSURFMAG with his brother in 2006 and has tested hundreds of different kites and travelled all over the world to kitesurf. He's a walking encyclopedia of all things kite and is just as passionate about the sport today as he was when he first started!