A Ride Engine harness can’t just be lightweight?it also has to excel in terms of comfort and no-compromise performance. We accomplished this by utilizing the same data-driven design of our Elite Carbon and combing that with the latest in material technology. The ingenious Curv® composite material we use is not merely lightweight?its high tensile strength allows the shell to retain Ride Engine’s scientifically designed Lumbar Lock shape, which has become renowned for eliminating harness rise and twisting on the body. Equipped with Direct Connection or Webbing Connection, the Lyte V2 integrates directly with our Unity Spreader Bar, which completely eliminates spreader bar slip and twist. Additionally making the Lyte the ultimate lightweight travel harness is our Cell-Lock Foam: thermoformed closed-cell foam that’s Lycra laminated to virtually eliminate all water absorption and keep the harness light no matter how long your session.
*Spreader bar sold separately.
Why You Need It
Weight, in most equipment, is a barometer of performance. The Lyte takes this benchmark to the next level with material science and a fit backed by data, giving you one of the lightest high-performance wind-sport harnesses ever made.
Technology That You Get
Materials that have been rigorously tested both in the lab and in the field, and have been proven to be dependable and durable no matter what.
Everyone is looking to save weight?lighter board materials, lighter kite and sail materials. There is no reason that this same material science should not be applied to your harness. if you are looking to shave weight, the Lyte V2 is your solution.
LIGHTWEIGHT CURV® HARD SHELL
A next-generation composite material that provides a rigid, durable and strong hard-shell harness at an unrivaled weight (less than 1kg for a size Medium).
UNITY SPREADER BAR WEBBING CONNECTION
Our unique «set it and forget it» spreader bar system creates a solid, stable connection, the Unity Spreader Bar can be used with the older-style webbing-closure spreader bar if desired.
CELL-LOCK FOAM BODY INTERFACE
Lycra laminate on the close-cell foam interior minimizes water penetration, keeping the harness light when in use and providing you all-day comfort in trunks or a wetsuit.
LUMBAR LOCK DATA-DERIVED TECHNOLOGY
A scientifically supported data shape from more than 1000 custom molds, the Lumbar Lock conforms and cradles your lumbar, back and sides to lock the harness securely in place. These enhanced ergonomics ensure that you get the maximum support out of your harness?no more harness sliding side-to-side or riding up.
LOW-PROFILE OUTLINE SHAPING
A low-profile framework contributes to a perfect fit and maximum mobility while keeping the harness locked in place and eliminating pressure points.
HANDLE-PASS, FRONT-MOUNTED LEASH ATTACHMENTS
For freestyle riders, the Elite Carbon comes with a handle-pass-leash mount around the back (which is easy to remove for windsurfing). It also has two attachment points in the front for use when a short leash is utilized.
INTERNAL WAIST-BELT STRAP
An internal, single-closure waist-belt strap provides a secure fit and easy entry and adjustment. Includes easy access hook-knife pocket.
UNITY WEBBING CONNECTION
The Unity Spreader Bar is also compatible with harnesses that don?t have Unity Ladder-Lock Straps (such as our Lyte, Momentum and Contour harnesses). Simply use the Unity Webbing Conversion Clips and you?ll get the fit and performance benefits of the Unity Spreader Bar’s dual Tension Lock latch closures.