The EXO harness integrates a rigid structure to spread pressures around the back. It is the fruit of a very long research & development process in collaboration with a human kinetic lab and the world’s best team riders.
2019 Manera Exo Harness
The EXO harness has been developed to optimize load distribution and thus prevent the rider from having misplaced pressure points. This is why we worked with a human kinetic science lab to help us on this project.
Their scientific approach and knowledge of human morphology enabled us to create a harness providing a level of comfort that was previously nonexistent.
The EDF is a hexagonal structure with varying degrees of thickness. It is directly connected to the spreader bar through the straps and buckles.
Thanks to its shape and structure, the pressure is spread over a much wider area of the back. Thus it responds better, continuously, and more smoothly. By being less concentrated on a small area of the back, the EDF protects the user and avoids any unwanted muscular effort to offset the bad traction.
This material has been developed to be integrated into body armors designed by the Royal Air Force for its pilots.
This material is made out of thick nylon threads assembled in a very tight way, it offers outstanding abrasion resistance and extreme durability. This innovation extends the lifetime of the MANERA harnesses.
The new EXO uses a single thermoform mould to make a one-piece foam backing.
Comfort is paramount in any harness, the EXO 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.
Because there’s nothing worse than a harness that rides up during your sessions, we developed the DOWN HOLD 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.
Two leash releases are integrated into the EXO harness, allowing you to trigger your leash easily whether you are right or left handed. The leash can also be loose and slidable, or clamped between the two rings.
We wanted to avoid unpleasant lateral contraction of the harness on the chest. This is why we adapt our spreader bar to harness sizes.
A well suited spreader bar will pull along both sides of the harness. A spreader bar that is too small will pull with an acute angle, putting pressure on the rider and causing troublesome pain.
- UK: FREE standard delivery of 1-5 working days (usually 1-2 days) on all UK purchases over £79.99 – Upgrade to Express Delivery for £4.99 UK Orders under £79.99: £4.99 Standard, £6.99 Express
- Europe Mainland and UK Highlands & Islands: £9.99 on all items under 2 kg and £19.99 over 2kg
- Rest of the World and European Islands: £19.99 for small items under 2kg, £39.99 over 2kg and £69.99 for all items over 6kg. Fedex available as an upgrade option for all countries and the only option for Asia, Africa and South America
- Surfboards and SUPs have an additional £29.99 shipping cost. Due to a huge percentage which have arrived damaged we now only use reliable (more expensive) couriers
VAT (Tax) Free
If you live outside the EU or have a BFPO address, you are eligible for VAT free (20%) purchases so can save a lot of money. This is automatically deducted at checkout but please contact us if you would like further information. The prices shown on the website include VAT as standard until you enter your shipping country at the shipping Basket/Checkout page or are already logged in.
If for any reason you are unhappy with your purchase, you can return it to us in its original condition (with packaging and tags intact) within 14 days of the purchase date. We can either issue an in store credit for the item, send a different size or product if you would like an exchange or refund your payment.