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Does waist harness slide up on drysuit? Should I just use wetsuit?

Postby omg » Wed Oct 14, 2020 9:33 pm

close to buying drysuit but I wonder if the waist harness is basically non-compatible with drysuit ie. sliding up immediately when the kite is high?

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Re: Does waist harness slide up on drysuit? Should I just use wetsuit?

Postby Kitetwin-1 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:18 am

I use an ocean rodeo sole dry suit with ride engine harness, it’s all good, dosen’t ride up
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Re: Does waist harness slide up on drysuit? Should I just use wetsuit?

Postby windrider1 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:03 am

All waist harnesses ride up i think. May be if u crank them really tight but then thats another problem. Stick with a seat harness.
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Re: Does waist harness slide up on drysuit? Should I just use wetsuit?

Postby Kitetwin-1 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:53 am

Yes you have to wear the harness snug, fit depends on body style sorry to say, loose the gut,
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Re: Does waist harness slide up on drysuit? Should I just use wetsuit?

Postby gator1 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:53 am

How about wetsuit jackets?

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Re: Does waist harness slide up on drysuit? Should I just use wetsuit?

Postby tswierkocki » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:08 am

I switched over to dry suits 10+ years ago and only use waist harnesses. No difference for me as far as the waist harness while in shorts, wetsuit, or dry suit.
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Re: Does waist harness slide up on drysuit? Should I just use wetsuit?

Postby oregonkiter » Thu Oct 15, 2020 4:22 am

^^^

Same for me. No difference.
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Re: Does waist harness slide up on drysuit? Should I just use wetsuit?

Postby Dave_5280 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:29 am

Any tips on sizing for a drysuit?

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Re: Does waist harness slide up on drysuit? Should I just use wetsuit?

Postby Rob112 » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:03 pm

Kitetwin-1 wrote:
Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:53 am
Yes you have to wear the harness snug, fit depends on body style sorry to say, loose the gut,
Or build a bigger back. Some thick lats will keep that harness down.

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Re: Does waist harness slide up on drysuit? Should I just use wetsuit?

Postby omg » Thu Oct 15, 2020 12:05 pm

OP here, thanks for the replies guys!

I'm fit and don't have any trouble with the wetsuit, but thought that the drysuit being more slippery material inside (and outside as well) and having the fleece garments inside the drysuit would help the drysuit to rise up along with the harness when the harness gets the upwards pull from the kite.


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