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2015 Ion Apex Harness Quality

Postby PatrickIT78 » Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:33 pm

2015 Ion Apex harness with 192 hours of riding, always washed after every session and dried outside. A comfortable harness that I bought thinking about a high quality product but now it has started tearing up as you can see in the photos attached.

Is it normal deterioration or excessive wear? What do you think about? What's your experience?

Thanks
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Re: 2015 Ion Apex Harness Quality

Postby iriejohn » Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:11 pm

PatrickIT78 wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:33 pm
2015 Ion Apex harness with 192 hours of riding, always washed after every session and dried outside. A comfortable harness that I bought thinking about a high quality product but now it has started tearing up as you can see in the photos attached.

Is it normal deterioration or excessive wear? What do you think about? What's your experience?

Thanks
Dried outside in the sun?

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Re: 2015 Ion Apex Harness Quality

Postby DSZ » Wed Dec 27, 2017 10:10 pm

Looks like it could be normal wear to me I mean 192 hours? I've had a couple of IONS with no where near the hours but they are like new.

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Re: 2015 Ion Apex Harness Quality

Postby yearningf » Thu Dec 28, 2017 10:00 am

Imageits normal wear. Mine had more than 150+ hrs in the last three years :wink:
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Re: 2015 Ion Apex Harness Quality

Postby vela99 » Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:11 am

Hi,

None of my harnesses from Dakine, Manera, Prolimit, NeilPryde etc was worn this much after only 200 hours without taking any special care really. In fact my harnesses looked better the day they died after maybe 1000 hours of estimated use. (Ocassionally I had to replace a broken hook).

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Re: 2015 Ion Apex Harness Quality

Postby iriejohn » Thu Dec 28, 2017 5:38 pm

The reason I asked whether the harness was dried in the sun is that I think the OP lives in Rome and UV at that latitude can cause that sort of damage.

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Re: 2015 Ion Apex Harness Quality

Postby Kash » Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:17 pm

Shit harness. No back support, lots of back and rib pains. Shit materials, backside peeled off after 2 sessions. Very overpriced product with unbelievably poor performance. I got it new at 100 eur on a sale but still believe it was a rip off. :nono: After it i got manera 2016 and it is like 10x better. Never had rib or back pains even after long sessions with powered lw kite.

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Re: 2015 Ion Apex Harness Quality

Postby PatrickIT78 » Wed Jan 10, 2018 12:44 pm

iriejohn wrote:
Tue Dec 26, 2017 9:11 pm
PatrickIT78 wrote:
Mon Dec 25, 2017 1:33 pm
2015 Ion Apex harness with 192 hours of riding, always washed after every session and dried outside. A comfortable harness that I bought thinking about a high quality product but now it has started tearing up as you can see in the photos attached.

Is it normal deterioration or excessive wear? What do you think about? What's your experience?

Thanks
Dried outside in the sun?
No, outside under a canopy where the sun doesn't shine all day.

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Re: 2015 Ion Apex Harness Quality

Postby iriejohn » Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:14 pm

OK, did look like could have been UV damage.

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Re: 2015 Ion Apex Harness Quality

Postby volks555 » Thu May 02, 2019 9:33 pm

vela99 wrote:
Thu Dec 28, 2017 11:11 am
Hi,

None of my harnesses from Dakine, Manera, Prolimit, NeilPryde etc was worn this much after only 200 hours without taking any special care really. In fact my harnesses looked better the day they died after maybe 1000 hours of estimated use. (Ocassionally I had to replace a broken hook).
Hi there, im curious about your broken hook? Did you mean the metal hook on the spreader bar?


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