Kitesurfing Harness

Kitesurfing Harness

Dirty Habits Kitesurfing Harness

I have to say, I am pretty stoked about the new Dirty Habits kitesurfing harness by Mystic. I’ve been using it all season and it is seriously the most comfortable kitesurfing harness I have ever used! It’s got a really great fit and it feels like you’re not wearing anything at all. Plus, it looks super cool too, if I say so myself.

We've integrated the Trademark Dirty Habits Smiley into the design of the harness, and yes you can spot the other members of the Dirty Habits Crew from miles away.

Currently, the Dirty Habits Kite harness is worn by the likes of these professional kitesurfers

  • Graham Howes (North Team Rider)
  • Nick Jacobsen
  • Ruben Lenten
  • Janek Grzegorzeski

Mystic Hard Shell Kite Harness

The Harness is manufactured by Mystic and they had the following to say about working with the Dirty Habits Crew

"Dirty Habits is a phrase known far and wide, when you hear it echo, you know - shits about to get real! Coming from South Africa, they are a group of adrenaline junkies who have reached infamously through crazy stunts. Jumping out of planes to jumping off cranes, it's all part of the search to fulfillment and for that we salute you. We are proud to collaborate with them to introduce to you our limited Dirty Habits signature harness."

Kitesurfing Harnesses

Kitesurfing harnesses are essential for kitesurfers as they keep you connected to the kite and provide support while kiting. The Dirty Habits kitesurfing harness has a great anatomical fit that provides optimal comfort and performance.

The mystic harness is constructed from a Roven composite shell for mega back support while kiteboarding. This keeps the harness in place and prevents it from 'riding up' and is super comfortable. The Majestic Waist Harness "Dirty Habits'  has a bionic core frame with fix foam on the inside. Another feature is the 2.0 battlebelt for a mega fixation. With the Mystic Majestic Waist Harness "Dirty Habits'' you are ready to kite as extreme as the Dirty Habits Crew!

 Mystic Harness Features

  • Mystic Majestic hardshell harness
  • Dirty Habits edition
  • Bionic Core Frame
  • Fix Foam
  • Battle belt 2.0
  • Flex covers
  • HP system with reinforced pilot holes
  • Key pocket 2.0: key loop with mini buckle
  • Roven Composite
  • Hook knife / Safely Knife (not included) 

The Dirty Habits Kitesurfing Harness is the perfect option for kitesurfers of all levels. Whether you’re a beginner kitesurfer just getting into the sport, a big air sender, a big wave charger  or just a weekend warrior, looking for a great kiting harness, this is definitely the right choice for you.

So if you’re looking for a kitesurfing harness that has all the features and comfort of Mystic but with the added bonus to stand out of the crown with Dirty Habits logo, then this is the kitesurfing harness for you. So what are you waiting for? Get your Dirty Habits kitesurfing harness now and get ready to kite with style!

A Harness to Push Your Level

The amazing kitesurfing crew of Dirty Habits, have been pioneering some of the craziest kite tricks and stunts ever seen. So if you want to push your kitesurfing performance to the next level then it’s time to get kiting with Dirty Habits and their kitesurfing harness.

Whether you want to kite in flat water, go Full Send in strong winds and big air, ride waves or strapless kiting, the Dirty Habits kitesurfing harness will make sure that you can kite with confidence and style. With its superior ergonomic design and secure fit, it won’t fail for even the most extreme kiteboarding tricks and conditions.

Kitesurf Harnesses Size Guide

It is essential to choose the correct size kite harness so your harness doesn't 'ride up' during your kite session. (harness 'riding-up' means when you don't have the correct harness size, or you don't tighten it correctly, it will move up and put. pressure on your ribs, it can also lead to injuring your ribs in a big crash.) The kitesurfing harness comes in sizes from XS to XXL, so you’re sure to find the perfect fit for your body. Below is a size chart for choosing the correct harness type and size for you. 

What size kite harness do i need?

The kitesurfing harness comes in sizes from XS to XXL, so the Large size kite harness will fit a waist range of 35"-38". Be sure to check out the Mystic kite harness size chart above to choose the correct kitesurf harness.

Waist vs Seat harness

A kitesurfing harness falls into two types, seat or waist. Seat kite harnesses are more like a rock climbing harness or a nappy, where you step into it like putting on shorts and the straps keep the harness secure and in place with straps around your thighs. It also keeps the spreader bar low, so your center of gravity is lower, which can make you feel more stable. Most kiteboarding schools will use seat harnesses for beginners and students. The reason for this is because when you are learning.. your kite is directly above you (at 12 clock) so the seat harness won't 'ride up' and cause you discomfort. if the kite harness rides up, it will make the kite bar (what you use to control the kite) move further away from you making it more challenging to learn. However, once you graduate from a kite school, and can kite alone, you will be ready to upgrade to a Waist harness

*Note: seat harnesses are also used for small children, as a waist harness may be too big for their small waists. 

A kiteboarding waist harness is definitely what you want to get if you plan on becoming a kitesurfer. They provide way more freedom and movement, and are 100 times more comfortable (provided you have a good and new generation harness) and easy to take on and off.  

Hardshell vs Softshell Harness 

In the past all kiteboarding harnesses were softshell, which means they have no extra support, so when kiting overpowered your ribs and organs would get squeezed together. But in 2015 the hardshell harness was invented, which completely change the game forever. By adding a stiff plate made of fiberglass or carbon in the back of the harness, the power and tension from the kite is distributed around your back and waist. and because it is so stiff it doesn't need such a big surface area, so the harness became smaller giving more maneuverability to the rider. Also the fact that there is less  fabric and neoprene, the harness takes on a lot less water, making it much much lighter while riding. 

*Note: the downside of a hardshell is it is only adjustable by the straps, but each size harness has a hard plate for that size, so choosing the correct size harness and correct size spreader bar for the harness is important.  

 Why Should I Choose a Hardshell harness

A hardshell harness is way more comfortable, it spreads the pressure across your back and waist and prevents the feeling of being squeezed and your ribs and organs taking the pressure. A Lot of people have reported that it helps if they have back pain from kitesurfing. Additionally the hardshell kite harness is alot lighter than a softshell, especially when wet, but also when dry. 


The Dirty Habits kitesurfing harness by Mystic is the ultimate kiting accessory for all kitesurfers. The Best Part is you get to be a part of the Dirty Habits Community and feel like a pro on the water.




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