Ride Engine’s rigid back harness features a revolutionary design that will change your expectations of how a harness should look, feel and perform.
Ride Engine is hardcore, literally. Founded by Coleman Buckley, a Stanford graduate surfer, and kiteboarder, he saw a solution to traditional harnesses that tend to ride up and pinch under load. Unlike existing harnesses with a soft, flexible construction, ride engine uses a rigid back plate to resist twisting and custom formed inner core for locking into your lower back. This unique combination offers a new level of comfort to a notoriously uncomfortable yet essential piece of equipment.
Additionally, the solid core construction allows it to be smaller, lighter, and less bulky which translates to a harness that is less restrictive giving you more mobility. The inner core of the harness is lined with soft foam padding that conforms to your body, and the already more comfortable Ride Engine becomes bar none the most comfortable harness you can buy. The integrated elastic waist belt and speed-loop closure complete the picture, ensuring a snug fit and easy entry and exit.
All Ride Engine models are available with a slider bar or a traditional spreader bar hook. The slider uses a rope connection to which the chicken loop attaches, allowing it to slide easily from side to side to give you excellent range of movement especially when wave riding. Recommended for more experienced riders the slider fully integrates into the front of the harness and further reduces harness ride up. A traditional spreader bar is recommended for beginners and wake style riders.
Ride Engine's 2017 line-up has been refined, now manufactured in a new factory for even better quality and consistency. The hard shell has been precision sculpted making it even more contouring, and additional memory foam has been added to make it even more comfortable. All of the material has been upgraded to reach an even higher benchmark of quality. The waist belt has been upgraded to neoprene to enhance comfort further. They've also added an XS and XXL to fit all riders more accurately. It is clear these guys are obsessed with making the best product possible.
If you are tired of uncomfortable harnesses that pinch and ride up, or even if you are satisfied with the comfort of your current harness, here's the crux of the matter. You will be more comfortable in a Ride Engine harness. Seriously, who doesn't want to be more comfortable? So, check out Ride Engine's 2017 harness line for the ultimate in kiteboarding comfort and mobility..
The perfect blend of focused lumbar support, greater mobility, and rugged construction. We're confident this is the last harness you'll buy for a very long time.