Looking for a hardshell kiteboarding harness that doesn't "Feel" stiff, but supports you exactly where you need it. Maybe your body isn't a chiseled A-frame of muscle and you need a little padding where it counts. In comes the Manera Eclipse Hard Shell Harness.
Having worked on ergonomic designs for a while, Manera's goal was to push the frame concept to more stiffness, allowing better support of the back & a lower fit. Making it 100% hard was not an option: Your back needs some adaptability & human morphology is unique.
So here comes the ECLIPSE, a skilful balance between stiffness & flex that brings support where you need it and the freedom to move the way you want.
ECLIPSE HARNESS - The ECLIPSE, a skillful balance between stiffness & flex that brings support where you need it and the freedom to move the way you want.
Infos & Characteristics - Having worked on ergonomic designs for a while, our goal was to push our frame concept to more stiffness, allowing a better support of the back & a lower fit. But something 100% hard was not an option: Our back needs some adaptability & human morphology is unique. So here comes the ECLIPSE, a skilful balance between stiffness & flex that brings support where you need it and the freedom to move the way you want.
Adaptive shell - The Adaptive Shell stiffness shades from hard in the center area to softer on the edges. The stiff center-belt prevents the harness from folding and compressing your body while preserving good lumbar support. The softer outline preserves intuitive mobility and adaptability. It results in a shell that is forgiving where you need flex and stiff where you want support.
Gel foam - The gel foam disperses pressure evenly & efficiently to provide a “pillow comfort”, much appreciated during long sessions. It creates a different sense of feeling while riding as it moves along with your movements, therefore the contact with the harness is more intuitive & it prevents any rash or rubbing discomfort.
Down hold system - Because there’s nothing worse than a harness that rides up during your sessions, we developed the DOWN HOLD SYSTEM, an asymmetrical attachment that distributes the forces downward. Secured in its original position, the hook does not ride back up.
Tuck flap - The TUCK FLAPS further assists the DOWN HOLD SYSTEM using the flaps positioned on the ends of the spreader bar and inserted into the harness. Once the straps are tightened, they are compressed and locked. By stiffening the connection between the harness and the buckle, they prevent it from riding up.
Spreader bar system - We wanted to avoid unpleasant lateral contraction of the harness on the chest, which is why we adapt our spreader bar to harness sizes. A well-suited spreader bar will pull along both sides of the harness, while a spreader bar that is too small will pull with an acute angle, putting pressure on the rider and causing troublesome pain.