Featured in Vol. 18, No. 4, here’s some of our favorite kite accessories for winter:
MANERA X10D Hooded 0.5mm Baselayer
When the temperature drops that extra couple of degrees, you can beef up your wetsuit with ManeraÃs X10D Hooded Baselayer. Built with 0.5mm X10D jersey, this extra neoprene layer will help maintain your core temperature throughout the winter and keep you on the water for extended sessions. The attached hood provides a great water tight seal while maintaining flexibility.
$110 // www.manera.com
RIDE ENGINE Lyte Harness
The Lyte Curv harness is a lightweight performance harness that comes in under 1kg. The ingenious CurvÃ† composite material has high tensile strength that allows the shell to retain Ride EngineÃs scientifically designed Lumbar Lock shape which eliminates harness rise and twisting on the body. ItÃs the ultimate lightweight travel harness comprised of Cellâ‰ Lock Foam: thermoformed closedâ‰ cell foam thatÃs Lycra laminated to virtually eliminate all water absorption and keep the harness light no matter how long your session.
$361 // www.rideengine.com
IKITESURF Pro Membership
You know the saying, Ã¬Should have been here yesterday.Ã® Make sure you never miss another windy day and always know when itÃs going to blow. iKitesurfÃs Pro Membership includes realâ‰ time reports from their exclusive pro stations, professional meteorologist forecasts, live wind reports for key spots worldwide, flow map forecast animations of predicted winds, yearly wind statistics and unlimited forecast and wind alerts via email, text or mobile and more.
$9.99/month // www.iKitesurf.com
DUOTONE Spirit SLS Foil
Duotone introduces a completely new range of carbon masts and fuselages in SLS technology. The Spirit SLS mast has a faster crossâ‰ sectional shape and a hollow core for reduced weight and increased stiffness. The carbon top plate is glued to the mast, and the carbon fuselage is formâ‰ fit to the mast for precise feedback and low drag at high speeds. Compatible with all previous Spirit wing sets. Strong, Light, Sexy!
Mast and fuselage $1250, or complete with wing-sets for $1899. // www.duotonesports.com
PATAGONIA Stretch Terre Planing Hoody
Super light, slightly stretchy, and surprisingly tough with a DWR (durable water repellent) finish and 50+ UPF sun protection, PatagoniaÃs Stretch Terre Planing Hoody is an incredibly versatile fullâ‰ zip hoody designed to protect you from the elements both in and out of the water. Made from fastâ‰ drying 100% recycled polyester, it offers excellent sun and wind protection and even has a hidden entry detail for kite harness compatibility so you can hook in from either underneath or over the jacket.
$119 // www.patagonia.com/kitesurfing
ELEVEIGHT Revo Grab Handle
The REVO is a completely new innovation to the kiteboarding scene that lets you fineâ‰ tune your ride midâ‰ session by selecting one of two modes. The passive mode maintains a standard rocker with normal flex, ideal for speed, carving, comfort and pop. Whereas the active mode performs better in light wind by changing the dynamics to provide less rocker and flex for early planning and greater upwind ability.
$99 // www.eleveightkites.com
HITCHSAFE Trailer Hitch Lock Box
The perfect solution for kiteboarders looking for a secure, fast, easy way to store their keys while out on the water. The HitchSafe slides into your current standard 2Ã® Hitch Receiver on your truck, SUV or van and is secured inside the receiver hitch via two bolt retaining bars inside the HitchSafe. The hitch receiver itself is a solid steel vault that, combined with the HitchSafe, provides the most secure location on your vehicle to store spare keys, credit cards, cash and a driver’s license.
$80 // www.kiteboarding.com
PLATINUM SUN Blue Adventure Dry Bag
Platinum SunÃs improved Blue Adventure Dry Bag is a backpack that goes as hard as you do, no matter the conditions. Throw it in the mud, sand, snow or watch it float downstreamÃ–itÃs a rugged bag to brag about! With shoulder straps and separate compartments, it makes traditional dry bags look too 20th century. Since itÃs comfortable and has accessible outside pockets, itÃs a great carryâ‰ on bag for a plane or train trip.
$120 // www.platinumsun.com