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Are you buying a new harness for your kiteboarding sessions? Are unsure about which size to select choose? Check out our handy kite harness size chart.

The harness is one of the most overlooked gear items in the sport of kitesurfing. The truth is that it not only keeps you connected to the kite, but it can also save your life.

The most popular type of kite harness is the waist harness. It is comfortable, safe, easier to swim with, and provides a freer riding experience comparing to seat harnesses and boardshorts harness.

From a user's perspective, it's important that the harness feels snug and tight, adapting well to your body structure. To know which model suits you best, all you have to do is measure the narrowest part of your waist above the belly button.

The kite harness size chart is merely an indicative suggestion, not an absolute definition. But It should help you decide the best model for your body.

The main kite harness manufacturers are Mystic, ION, Ride Engine, Manera, Dakine, NP, and Ozone.

Remember to check whether your favorite kite harness meets the four basic criteria: comfort, safety, quality of materials, and fitting.

The following charts will help you get the right model for your specific body measurements and represent the official sizes recommended by the brands.

 

Mystic

 

Men

SIZE (US/EU)
XXS / 36-38
XS / 40-42
S / 44-46
M / 48-50
L / 50-52
XL / 54-56
XXL / 56-58

WAIST (IN/CM)
26''-29'' / 66-71
28''-30'' / 71-76
30''-32'' / 76-81
32''-34'' / 81-86
34''-36 / 86-91
36''-38'' / 91-96
37''-39'' / 96-101

 

Women

SIZE (US/EU)
XS / 34-36
S / 36-38
M / 38-40
L / 40+

WAIST (IN/CM)
24''-26'' / 61-66
26''-28'' / 66-71
28''-30'' / 71-76
30''-32'' / 76-81

 

 

ION

 

Men

SIZE
XS
S
M
L
XL

WAIST (IN/CM)
25''-29'' / 63,5-73
28''-31'' / 71-78
30''-33'' / 76-83,8
32''-35'' / 81-89
34''-37'' / 86-94

 

Women

SIZE
XS
S
M
L

WAIST (IN/CM)
24''-27'' / 60-68
26''-29'' / 66-73
28''-31'' / 71-78
30''-33'' / 76-83

 

 

Ride Engine

 

Men

SIZE
XS
S
S
M
M
L
XL
XL

WAIST (IN/CM)
24''-26'' / 60-66
26''-30'' / 66-76
31''-33'' / 78-84
32''-34'' / 81-86
33''-36 / 84-91
35'-37'' / 89-94
37''-39'' / 94-99
39''-44'' / 99-112

 

 

Manera

 

Men/Women

SIZE
XS
S
M
L
XL
XXL

WAIST (CM)
68-72
72-79
79-86
86-93
93-100
100-108

 

 

Dakine

 

Men

SIZE
XS
S
M
L
XL
XXL

WAIST (CM)
71-76
76-81
81-86
86-91
91-96
96-101

 

Women

SIZE
XS
S
M
L

WAIST (CM)
66-71
71-76
76-81
81-86

 

 

NP

 

Men

SIZE
XS
S
M
L
XL

WAIST (IN/CM)
28''-30'' / 71-78
30''-32'' / 76-83
32''-34'' / 81-88
34''-38'' / 86-96
38''-40'' / 91-98

 

Women

SIZE
XS
S
M
L

WAIST (IN/CM)
23''-25'' / 56-63
25''-27'' / 63-70
27''-29'' / 70-76
28''-32'' / 76-82

 

 

Ozone

 

Men/Women

SIZE
XXS
XS
S
M
L
XL
XXL
XXXL

WAIST (IN/CM)
26.7''-28.7'' / 68-73
28.3''-30.3'' / 72-77
29.5''-31.5'' / 75-80
31.1''-33.5'' / 79-85
33.1''-35.4'' / 84-90
35.0''-37.8'' / 89-96
37.4''-40.1'' / 95-102
39.4''-42.1'' / 100-107

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