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Ride Engine Elite Carbon 2017 Waist Harness

£164.17 ex VAT (USD224.24)
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The 2017 Ride Engine 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.

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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.

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 riders’ 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.


  • Locks in place, doesn’t ride up or shift from side to side
  • Spreads load evenly across back and torso
  • Allows full range of motion for uninhibited wave riding
  • Low-profile fit, doesn’t get in the way
  • Features hook and slider bars for different styles of riding

For freestyle and unhooked riding, pair the Elite Carbon harness with Ride Engine's standard fixed-hook spreader bar. For surfing and general hooked-in freeriding, pair it with the metal or carbon slider bar.

For 2017, Ride Engine have improved their injection molding process for increased strength and visual appeal and have added an additional layer of padding to the integrated waist belt for a more comfortable connection with the spreader bar pad. They have also added two new sizes- XS and XXL- to fit a broader range of body types.

2017 Updates

  • Improved waist belt with reworked spreader bar integration system
  • Upgraded backplate stitching for increased durability
  • Neoprene added to the interior of the waistbelt for added comfort and cushion
  • Kite knife pocket added
  • New sizes added: XS through XXL now available


The industry’s first hard shell harness; shell is light, strong and ergonomically contoured. Load is distributed seamlessly from the spreader bar to the armor shell, preventing harness from buckling or pinching.

Modeled from hundreds of custom body molds, the harness shell conforms to the contours of a rider’s back for a precision ergonomic fit.

Harness conforms to lumbar, back and sides to lock securely in place. Harness won’t slide from side to side or ride up.

Hard-shell core allows for low-profile design, reducing weight and bulk and giving riders more mobility with less restrictions.

Soft foam core conforms to the shape of your torso for ultimate comfort and hold.

Comfort and security join forces with the Alliance Belt, which conjoins the harness’s elastic waist belt and cushioned spreader bar pad, resulting in a unified belt that stays tight and keeps the spreader bar down low where it’s supposed to be.

Spreader bar attached with a lightweight loop for a simple, quick and effortless entry and exit.


Waist Size (inches) 25-27" 26-30" 31-32" 33-36" 37-39" 40-42" 40-42" 43-46"
Waist Size (cm) 56-63.5 66-76 78-81 89-91 94-99 102-107 102-107 109-117
BAR 6" 8" 10" 10" 10" 10" 12" 12"