For 2017, Ride Engine has added an additional layer of padding to the integrated waist belt for a more comfortable connection with the spreader bar pad. Additionally two new sizes are available: XS and XXL to fit a broader range of body types.
If you've ever dealt with a harness that doesn't fit properly, hurts your back, rides up too high, shifts from side to side, squeezes your waist under load or inhibits your range of motion, Ride Engine's
hard-shell harness is your problem solver.
- Improved waist belt with reworked spreader bar integration system
*note 2016 spreader bar tabs do not line up with new 2017 spreader bar integration webbing tabs, but is otherwise compatible.
- Upgraded back plate stitching for increased durability
- Neoprene added to the interior of the waist belt for added comfort and cushion
- Kite knife pocket added
- New sizes added: XS through XXL now available
The magic lies in Ride Engine's innovative hard-shell design that locks firmly into your lumbar and spreads load evenly across your back and sides. Based on hundreds of custom molds taken from rider's backs during Ride Engine's early days, the shell provides an unrivaled ergonomics and allows for a low-profile, high-performance fit that will literally change your entire kiteboarding experience.
The Elite Carbon harness features a super stiff and light weight carbon fiber shell that the rest of the harness is built around. For those who want the very best in high-performance materials and construction, this is the harness for you. For freestyle and unhooked riding, pair the Elite Carbon harness with our standard fixed-hook spreader bar. For surfing and general hooked-in free riding, pair it with our metal or carbon slider bar.
- Hard-Shell Construction
- Precision Fit
- Lumbar Lock
- Low Profile
- Fusion Foam
- Integrated Waist Belt (Alliance Belt)
- Speed Loop Closure System
- Kite knife pouch
Hard-Shell Construction - Industry's first hard shell harness, the Armor is light, strong and ergonomically contoured. Load is distributed seamlessly from the spreader bar to the armor shell, preventing harness from buckling or pinching.
Precision Fit - Modeled from hundreds of custom body molds, the harness shell conforms to the contours of a rider's back for a precision ergonomic fit.
Lumbar Lock - Harness conforms to lumbar, back and sides to lock securely in place. Harness won't slide from side to side or ride up.
Low Profile - Hard-shell core allows for low-profile design, reducing weight and bulk and giving riders more mobility with less restrictions.
Fusion Foam - Soft foam core conforms to the shape of your torso for ultimate comfort and hold.
Speed Loop Closure System - Spreader bar attached with a lightweight loop for a simple, quick and effortless entry and exit.