2019 Manera Exo Harness
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.
Infos & Characteristics
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.
Energy Dispersion Frame
The EDF is a hexagonal structure with varying degrees of thickness. It is directly connected to the spreader barthrough the straps and buckles. Thanks to its shape and structure, the pressure is spread over a much wider area of the back and 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.
Comfort is paramount in any harness; the UNION 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. The new EXO uses a single thermoform mould to make a one-piece foam backing.
Down hold system
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.
Manera leash release
Two leash releases are integrated into the EXO harness, allowing you to trigger your leash easilywhether you are right or left handed. The leash can also be loose and slidable, or clamped between the two rings.
Spreader bar system
We wanted to avoid unpleasant lateral contraction of the harness on the chest, which is why we adapt our spreader bar to harness sizes. A well suited spreader bar will pull along both sides of the harness, while a spreader bar that is too small will pull with an acute angle, putting pressure on the rider and causing troublesome pain.