Manera Exo 2.0 Harness
Infos & Characteristics
It is difficult to improve a harness like the EXO, but the development of the ECLIPSE has taught us a lot and we have used this experience to redesign our star harness. We applied Adaptive Shell Technology to the EXO model to provide better support, reduced weight and increased durability.
Thanks to a stiffer center area, the EXO 2.0 perfectly supports the back. However, it allows greater freedom of movement thanks to its different levels of rigidity, especially its flexible outline.
The soft part of the EXO 2.0 is built in one “Single foam”. The single foam doesn’t absorb any water, so the harness stays light and comfy once in use.
- Stiffness = 80%
- Lightness = 80%
- Durability = 90%
1 - Adaptive shell
2 - Single foam
3 - Tuck flap
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 a good lumbar support.
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 a 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.
Comfort is paramount in any harness; the UNION uses a single injection mould to make a one-piece foam backing. This makes it exceedingly durable, as there are less parts to be glued or stitched together. It absorbs far less water and is much lighter than the multiple foam layups used in some harnesses.
The new EXO uses a single thermo-form mould to make a one-piece foam backing.
Because there’s nothing worse than a harness that rides up during your sessions, we developed the DOWNHOLD SYSTEM, an asymmetrical attachment that distributes the forces downward.
Secured in its original position, the hook does not ride back up.
The TUCK FLAPS further assist 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|
MANERA wanted to avoid unpleasant lateral contraction of the harness on the chest, which is why they adapt the 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.
How to chose your MANERA harness?
|The EXO is a little higher/wider, for a snugger fit.||The ECLIPSE is lower/narrower, for greater freedom of movement.|
|The EXO uses Single Foam, a lighter and waterproof technology.||The ECLIPSE uses Gel Foam, a more comfortable technology.|
|The EXO uses an elastic waistbelt, which is more adaptable and flexible.||The ECLIPSE uses a neoprene waistbelt, which provides a close contact with the harness.|