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 Post subject: Harness Sizing
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:08 am 
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How do you figure out which size you need to order? S, M, L, XL


Im a 36/38 waist.


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 Post subject: Re: Harness Sizing
PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 11:46 am 
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I am about same...got the XL Hobie Convertible harness. Fits good...would not want it any smaller.

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 Post subject: Re: Harness Sizing
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:22 pm 
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Come on guys. Nobody here wears harnesses?????


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 Post subject: Re: Harness Sizing
PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:58 pm 
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I talked to the salesman on the phone and figured it out.

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 Post subject: Re: Harness Sizing
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 1:56 am 
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Best to visit in store and try it on or if buying online review the manufactures sizing charts.
I'm a 36" and I have a Zhik T2 in L/XL, a Ronstan in XL and a Magic Marine in L. Each brand is a different fit.

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 Post subject: Re: Harness Sizing
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:26 am 
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Nearest store is 6 hours away. Could not find sizing chart in hobie catalog.


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 Post subject: Harness Sizing
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:22 pm 
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Intensity sails sells harnesses, and they have a sizing chart if I'm not mistaken.


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 Post subject: Re: Harness Sizing
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 3:27 pm 
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I too couldn't find the Hobie size chart so I've done some digging and several people in the US have mentioned Hobie's harness designs being simular to or the same as Aquata. Aquata harness link and chart below:
http://www.aquatausa.com/harness.htm
http://www.aquatausa.com/sizeharness.htm

If you don't trust these listings and what others are saying then your only option will be to buy another brand who does advertise a size chart. I've used several harnesses now and the best by far is the Zhik T2. Fully adjustable nappy style harness, it's expensive but soooooo comfortable and doesn't dig into your legs.

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 Post subject: Re: Harness Sizing
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 5:53 pm 
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hobies have the same design as the aquatas. but aquata is cheaper and better. (i think made in the usa)

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 Post subject: Re: Harness Sizing
PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 6:18 pm 
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Matt15 wrote:
If you don't trust these listings and what others are saying then your only option will be to buy another brand who does advertise a size chart. I've used several harnesses now and the best by far is the Zhik T2. Fully adjustable nappy style harness, it's expensive but soooooo comfortable and doesn't dig into your legs.

I have to agree here. The T2 harness is the shiz, but it's $$$. You get what you pay for. I've had everything from the original Hobie harness (the diaper), to SSI ones in the 80's, GrifGrabbers in the '90s, Hobie in the early 2000s, Magic Marine in the late 2000's until I got the T2 this summer.

Best. Harness. Ever.


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 Post subject: Re: Harness Sizing
PostPosted: Sun Nov 17, 2013 4:25 am 
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sxrracer wrote:
Come on guys. Nobody here wears harnesses?????


I have a Dakine Fusion seat harness. 36/38 waist translates to XL


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 Post subject: Re: Harness Sizing
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 11:47 am 
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I'm a 33/34 and have an extra large Hobie Skipper's (half) Harness that's ~2 years old max. It's okay, but if it was any bigger or if I was any smaller, I'd wish it were a large instead. As it is, I'm reaching the limit for tightening the leg straps, and the hip straps are close.

You want the harness snug in order to distribute the load properly. That said, every one I've seen had a wide range of adjustment.

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Last edited by rattle 'n hum on Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:47 pm, edited 2 times in total.

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 Post subject: Re: Harness Sizing
PostPosted: Tue Nov 19, 2013 3:43 pm 
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The kid I bought my Cat from had one, Not sure of size, but no matter what I tried, could not get in. I am a 36"-38" waist.

May have a chance to run down to Key Sailing around thanksgiving........will be in S. Alabama at Inlaws.


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 Post subject: Re: Harness Sizing
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 9:56 am 
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Ordered. Skippers Harness Last week. Came in yesterday. XL. Fits good. Now warmth and wind needed.


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 Post subject: Re: Harness Sizing
PostPosted: Mon Oct 06, 2014 12:44 pm 
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For posterity and in case anyone uses this thread to research harness size recommendations, I have edited my post above. I recently realized that my harness is an extra large rather than a large. I may go looking for a large and save the extra large for my next growth spurt!

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