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When sailors are on a quest to find the best harness for their weight, type of boat and weather conditions they sail in but also provides both comfort and best protection against the elements. To get them hooked we added two new harnesses to our 2018 collection and optimised one of our existing harnesses.
With Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze we have worked really hard on a unique signature product! Another new addition to the Magic Marine harness range is the lightweight Wing harness. Our best seller, the Pro Racing Harness, got an update and the Smart Harness has proven to be the best choice for first harness experiences, no reasons to change anything but it did get a design update. Want to get hooked? Read more about our harnesses in this update!
WEARING THE AURELIAN HARNASS IS LIKE LAYING ON A SOFA
The Aurelian Harness (unisex) is designed alongside Olympic gold medallists Martine Grael and Kahena Kunze for optimum performance, it has an integrated back support construction through clever combinations of foams, a 4-part side adjustment, wide pre curved spreader to spread the load from the trapeze, a wide fit at the back and NIA Foam to reduce the impact on the hips. It has a houlder strap release system, a Kevlar reinforced seat part and neoprene crotch strap with breathable comfort sides.
Martine and Kahena about the Aurelian Harness: "Creating a harness fully according our wishes was a unique experience. We were searching for a harness with optimal back support for racing in the tough conditions, but the harness cannot be too heavy. Trying the first samples was really exciting and we felt like laying on a sofa! We are super proud of the result and can’t wait to get back on the water with our own harness."
PRO RACING, WING AND SMART, WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?
The Pro Racing Harness is designed to be an all round harness, suitable for a wide range of sailors. It has an internal back support at the mid-lower back to add a lumber support to promote all sailing conditions and positions. It features neoprene leg straps and a quick release spreader bar with adjustment at 4 parts for easy fitting. All straps can be stowed away neatly in an elastic pocket to keep out of the way.
Marco Grael, sailing in the 49er: "The Pro Racing Harness gives me exactly the support I wish for especially in the mid-lower back. Because of the straps I can easily adjust the harness on the circumstances we’re facing that specific day!"
The new lightweight Wing Harness has taken the good points from both the Team Harness and Viper harnesses combined with some new additions to make the best lightweight harness yet. It has a wide spreader bar to even out the load across your hips and back, whilst using a hook and loop side closure for easy fitting and entry. There is a clever back support system comprising of 2 pockets where fiber glass battens can be put in or taken out, depending on the support needed. These pockets comply with rules from the International sailing federation with correct drainage measures. This new harness will provide maximum comfort and flexibility with minimum weight.
The Smart Harness is an entry-level harness for all boats. This comfortable harness helps you to get used to 'just hanging in there' thanks to the neoprene padded leg straps and adjustable back support. It has a safety quick release hook so you are free to swim quickly when things don't go as planned. It has proven to be a best for beginners and we're going to keep it this way for you!
Photo credits: Sailing Energy / Pedro Martinez