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Who knows of a harness that will pack flat?

Postby rjkritzer » Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:48 pm

I have a large suitcase, a split board, pump & bar, helmet along with 2 kites packed perfectly for travel.

The only problem is my harness. I currently have a Dakine C1 hard shell harness, and it is a real pain to travel with. I have to carry a separate bag for just the harness since it will not lay flat.

I would really like to find a harness that could be packed along with everything else. Ideally, it would lay flat and not need to be wrapped around anything else. Here is a pic of my setup....

As always, appreciate everyone's help!
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Re: Who knows of a harness that will pack flat?

Postby tmcfarla » Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:08 pm

Board short harness takes up barely more space than the spreader bar. If you do a lot of powered riding the lack of padding can be a bit rough after a few days, but otherwise a good choice

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Re: Who knows of a harness that will pack flat?

Postby rjkritzer » Sun Dec 31, 2017 10:02 pm

tmcfarla wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 9:08 pm
Board short harness takes up barely more space than the spreader bar. If you do a lot of powered riding the lack of padding can be a bit rough after a few days, but otherwise a good choice
Thank you for that suggestion - it is perfect for my situation!

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Re: Who knows of a harness that will pack flat?

Postby alford » Mon Jan 01, 2018 12:19 am

Split board in a suitcase, a thing of beauty! I'll do that some day.

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Re: Who knows of a harness that will pack flat?

Postby wingnut » Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:28 am

my Dakine Renegade packs flat if you remove the bar. Of course it has some memory and wants to curl but it will pack flat and is about 1 " thick in the middle.

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Re: Who knows of a harness that will pack flat?

Postby matth » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:08 pm

My NP gravity seat harness has great support and lies very flat with leg straps unbuckled.

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Re: Who knows of a harness that will pack flat?

Postby alexeyga » Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:39 pm

rjkritzer wrote:
Sun Dec 31, 2017 8:48 pm

The only problem is my harness. I currently have a Dakine C1 hard shell harness, and it is a real pain to travel with. I have to carry a separate bag for just the harness since it will not lay flat.
I don't know about your waist size, but my medium Ion CS hardshell rolls quite nicely and fits into my regular 40L carry-on backpack.

I was quite worried about travelling with it as well before purchasing, but it worked itself out alright.

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Re: Who knows of a harness that will pack flat?

Postby ichabod » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:11 am

Just wear the harness on the plane :D

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Re: Who knows of a harness that will pack flat?

Postby gmb13 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:12 am

The New Ozone Waist Harness packs Flat and weights almost nothing.

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Re: Who knows of a harness that will pack flat?

Postby Europ2 » Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:13 pm

ichabod wrote:
Tue Jan 02, 2018 11:11 am
Just wear the harness on the plane :D
Not exactly :wink: During boarding, you are allowed to wear harness (without metal spreader bar), wetsuit under your cloths and... helmet if desperate for luggage space :evil:
Once on board, go to the toilets and put everything in a fabrics bag before the plane take-off.
Your pieces of luggage are not counted when leaving the plane.


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