Infos & Characteristics
The Manera UNION harness utilises advanced manufacturing processes, allowing it to be far lighter than other harnesses on the market. It is based on the EXO’s core principal of load dispersion and offers extreme comfort, reliability, durability and unrivalled weight characteristics.
Ride with the UNION today and get the ultimate in support from a lightweight harness.
1 - Energy Dispersion Frame
2 - Single foam
3 - Feather weight
4 - Tuck flap
Weighing in at just 1.1 kilos (medium size, no spreader bar) you’ll want to be careful this harness doesn’t blow away on a windy day! The UNION is one of the lightest harnesses on the market, and it stays light even when wet, as it doesn’t absorb water. The new Union is almost weightless on your body; you won’t even notice you are wearing it!
The UNION uses a single thermo-form mould to make a one-piece foam backing. It absorbs far less water and is much lighter than the multiple foam layups used in some harnesses.
|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.|
|ENERGY DISPERSION FRAME |
The UNION integrates the plate inside the harness and it is directly connected to the spreader bar to ensure it takes 100% of the load from the kite. This creates unrivalled comfort by dispersing the pressure around your back.
The Energy Dispersion Plate works in the same way as the ground-breaking Energy Dispersion Frame that we pioneered four years ago. The UNION integrates the plate inside the harness and it is directly connected to the spreader bar to ensure it takes 100% of the load from the kite.
|This creates unrivalled comfort by dispersing the pressure around your back, using a snug fit and following a heavily researched outline to ensure the optimum support. By diffusing the load around this plate and the spreader bar it takes any stress off the softer parts of the harness, such as the foam, thermo-form and stitching, this makes the harness even more durable and reliable!|
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.|
By stiffening the connection between the harness and the buckle, they prevent it from riding 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|
We wanted to avoid unpleasant lateral contraction of the harness on the chest, which is why we adapt our 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.|