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Rash guards and harnesses

Postby espana23 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:58 pm

Hi,

What are people’s experiences on using waist harnesses on-top of rash guards (lycra shirts)? Do your harnesses have more of a tendency to ride up with or without rash guards? Do you think the type/brand/material of waist harness can affect this?

Thanks.

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Re: Rash guards and harnesses

Postby dejavu » Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:02 am

A good Rashie that is UV rated will protect you from Sunburn issues. That is important. Especially long sleeve. It also provides a bit of a barrier between your harness and your skin. I use regularly in the summer months. I have also used a RipCurl singlet style vest under the rashie which makes it more comfortable.

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Re: Rash guards and harnesses

Postby espana23 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:50 am

dejavu wrote:
Sat Jul 13, 2019 3:02 am
A good Rashie that is UV rated will protect you from Sunburn issues. That is important. Especially long sleeve. It also provides a bit of a barrier between your harness and your skin. I use regularly in the summer months. I have also used a RipCurl singlet style vest under the rashie which makes it more comfortable.
Thanks for the response. What about the riding up part?

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Re: Rash guards and harnesses

Postby JakeFarley » Sun Jul 14, 2019 7:26 pm

I've always worn a rash guard with my waist harness. As far as riding up is concerned, it may depend on your physique, small waist with large chest is optimal. I don't think I am of that physique, so I cinch up my harness extra tight so the harness stays put. I don't think wearing a rash guard would make much of a difference with the harness riding up, unless you have a big beer belly. :D

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Re: Rash guards and harnesses

Postby zlatko23 » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:02 am

I also always wear a rashguard, neotop or impact vest under the harness, so I can not compare to wearing it over a bare skin. I haven't noticed any difference on harness riding up with either of the variants. For me it mostly depends on weather you have to bodydrag or just being pulled up by the kite at zenith.

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Re: Rash guards and harnesses

Postby Exal » Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:10 am

No difference in riding up for me. If you don't want it to ride up at all you can add a climbing harness to keep the waist harness in place. Looks real good too :rollgrin:

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Re: Rash guards and harnesses

Postby espana23 » Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:03 am

Thanks for the info guys.


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