ION introduces the Rogue Wingfoil harness, exclusively targeted toward wing foiling. The minimalist and ultra-lightweight Rogue follows what other wind water sports already established.
Wearing a harness improves force distribution and takes pressure from the arms resulting in reduced fatigue and lower physical effort. The fully Curv construction offers flexibility and additional back support. The Rogue also features a moveable hook which makes paddling out easy. You only feel it when you use it.
If you’re from a windsurf or kitesurf background, what you’ll first notice is that this wing harness is exceptionally light. If you imagine a minimal hardshell kite harness, you are not far off the mark. The molded 3D back plate borrows its design from the ION Riot kite harness. The flex index system is also carried over from the kite range, with the Rogue coming in at a fairly stiff 14 out of 20 rating.
Entry and exit is quick and simple with two spring-loaded buckles securing a smooth 25mm wide webbing, very similar in feel to a car seatbelt. This runs through the spreader pad and hook and is easily replaceable. The spreader pad has substantial tabs both sides, slotting neatly into the rear hardshell, which makes for a secure and integrated locked-in feeling whilst wearing it.
The front hook system is innovative, with two lengths of shock cord aligning the hook centrally when unloaded. If you want to twist your body to get upwind more comfortably for instance, the hook can slide approximately six inches left or right along its webbing over a lightly EVA padded composite spreader bar pad. There’s also the option to run the webbing through some extra slots in the back pad and lock it centrally, as well as removing the bungees so the hook slides freely with no self-centreing function. The composite backplate, whilst thin and minimal in profile, is remarkably stiff. It has some soft, but highly textured and grippy EVA foam that locks well to a wetsuit; a centrally placed gap in the padding runs vertically to allow space for your spine. The foam is non-water absorbent, keeping the weight down to around 700g even when wet.
The front hook is a wide injection molded bar composed from a mixture of 30% carbon and plastic with a wide mouth, which makes getting in and out of the harness loop extremely simple. The soft edged composite construction, and its ability to articulate, should mean it’s going to be far less likely to damage your board in an accident.
At the rear a PU tube spans across horizontally, much like a kite handle pass system for anyone that’s familiar, which would be an excellent place to put a board leash, or it could even hint at another potential direction of wing freestyle.
If want to extend your wingsurfing sessions, the Rogue will help you stay out on the water.
Spreader Bar Included.
- Light weight design
- Board leash attachment loop and back
- Tool pocket
- Padded back support
- Selflocking webbing strap
- Injection moulded slider hook
Small / Medium
Large / X Large
|* All waist size measurements reflect the diameter at the height of the belly button.