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Welcome to the waist harness section in our Kitemana online shop! A perfectly fitting waist harness is a key part of your kitesurfing equipment! Your waist harness should fit you and your kitesurfing skills perfectly. Here at Kitemana you will find waist harnesses from different brands such as Brunotti, ION, Manera, Mystic, Prolimit and Ride Engine as well as waist harnesses especially for men and women and with different degrees of flexibility. If you are unsure whether to choose a hardshell or softshell harness, don't hesitate to contact us for detailed advice! Thanks to our large warehouse, we have a large stock of all kinds of harnesses and also offer fast worldwide shipping! Please have a look below for more helpful information. read more »

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Defence Harness
Defence HarnessBrunotti
149.31 $74.65
Warrior 2021 Harness Waist
Warrior 2021 Harness WaistMystic
$198.10
Exo 2.0 Harness
Exo 2.0 HarnessManera
$247.87
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Majestic X 2020 Harness
Majestic X 2020 HarnessMystic
347.41 $277.73
Stealth Waist Hardshell  Harness
Stealth Waist Hardshell HarnessMystic
$377.28
Majestic 2021 Harness
Majestic 2021 HarnessMystic
$287.69
Star 2020 Waist Trapeze
Star 2020 Waist TrapezeMystic
$148.32
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Warrior V Harness
Warrior V HarnessMystic
218.00 $148.32
Warrior X 2021 Waist Harness
Warrior X 2021 Waist HarnessMystic
$218.00
Apex Curv 13 2021 Harness
Apex Curv 13 2021 HarnessION
$297.64
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Gravity 02 Harness
Gravity 02 HarnessBrunotti
227.96 $158.28
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Majestic 2020 Harness
Majestic 2020 HarnessMystic
287.69 $227.96
Majestic 2021 Dirty Habits Harness
Majestic 2021 Dirty Habits HarnessMystic
$287.69
Momentum V1 2021 Harness
Momentum V1 2021 HarnessRide Engine
$168.23
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Radiance Harness
Radiance HarnessBrunotti
158.28 $98.55
Riot 9 2021 Harness
Riot 9 2021 HarnessION
$237.91
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Smartshell 2019 Harness
Smartshell 2019 HarnessBrunotti
237.91 $158.28
Star Hybrid Harness
Star Hybrid HarnessMystic
$168.23
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Vapor Hardback 2020 Trapez
Vapor Hardback 2020 TrapezProlimit
287.69 $198.10
Apex 8 2020 Harness
Apex 8 2020 HarnessION
$218.00
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Buy your waist harness online at the Kitemana Kitesurf Shop

Welcome to the Kitemana Q&A regarding waist harnesses. Finding a suitable waist harness is essential for your kitesurf sessions! With a perfectly fitting waist harness you will have a lot of fun on the water! However, not every waist harness is like the other. There is a huge selection of different models from different brands, hardshell and softshell waist harnesses, as well as waist harnesses especially designed for men or women. To give you a better overview, we have collected the most frequently asked questions about waist harnesses. You can find the Q&A at the bottom of this page, but don't hesitate to contact us anytime if you need further help or advice! Our friendly and competent customer service is available for you seven days a week! Our team consists of native English, Dutch and German speakers who are experts and are happy to help you!

What do I have to pay attention to when I want to buy a waist harness?
Should I use a waist harness?
Which waist harness is best for a beginner?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of a waist harness compared to a seat harness?
What are the differences in waist harnesses?
Should I choose a hardshell or softshell waist harness?
From which brands can I buy a waist harness at Kitemana?

What do I have to pay attention to when I want to buy a waist harness?

A waist harness should be the correct size and should have the right degree of hardness so that it fits you perfectly and offers you the right support. You can look up the recommended size in the size chart of every harness right next to product description in our online shop. Wether you should choose a softshell or hardshell harness depends on your skills and preferences. If you are unsure, please contact us for advice!

Should I use a waist harness?

If you are already an advanced kitesurfer, a waist harness is great because it gives you more freedom of movement. As a kitesurf beginner or if you have problems with your back, a seat harness can be an advantage.

Which waist harness is best for a beginner?

There is no such thing as a beginner's waist harness. It is important that your waist harness fits you well, so that it cannot move a lot up and down and does not cause you any pain. Some brands offer a hybrid harness, which can be worn both as a seat and as a hip harness thanks to the detachable leg loops. This way you have the choice and can try out what is best for you in every learning phase. In general, you should rather start out with a softshell harness, which is more comfortable. Later you can switch to a hardshell harness.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of a waist harness compared to a seat harness?

Advantages of a waist harness compared to a seat harness are:
  • more freedom of movement
  • force of the kite is transmitted on a higher point. Thus, taking an upright posture gets easier when kitesurfing
  • no rubbing or marks on the legs

    Disadvantages of a waist harness compared to a seat harness are:
  • can slip up and down if the wrong size is chosen
  • the hook sits higher than on a seat harness, which means that people with shorter arms get less possibility to depower.

    What are the differences in waist harnesses?

    Waist harnesses can differ in their shape as they can be wider or narrower at the back. There are waist harnesses that are specially designed to fit the body shape of women or men. Further, waist harnesses can differ in how rigid or flexible they are. For some years now, waist harnesses with soft (softshell) and hard back panels (hardshell) have been differentiated. There can also be differences in the thickness of the padding and the way in which the waist harness is closed, i.e. how the respective spreader bar is designed.

    Should I choose a hardshell or softshell waist harness?

    There is no general recommendation whether you should wear a hardshell or a softshell waist harness.
    A hardshell harness is a waist harness with a stiff back plate. Such a waist harness is therefore less deformable. On the one hand, this has the advantage that the pulling force of your kite is distributed over the entire back and, on the other hand, if it fits perfectly, it sits more firmly. On the other hand, a softshell waist harness, which is softer and more malleable, adapts better to your body shape. However, this means that the pulling force of your kite can be transferred very selectively to your back using a softshell waist harness.
    Therefore, some kite surfers find a hardshell waist harness more comfortable for the back, especially if they already have back problems. Others find a softshell waist harness more comfortable because of the more flexible fit.

    From which brands can I buy a waist harness at Kitemana?

    At Kitemana you can buy waist harnesses from the following brands. Click on the respective link to learn more about each brand.

    Brunotti: RIDER DEVELOPED PRODUCTS
    ION: Harnesses and Wetsuits by ION
    Manera: Stay Salty
    Mystic: why follow when you can lead
    Prolimit: Experience Innovative Technology
    Ride Engine: Innovator of the Hardshell Harness



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