Please note that the spreader bar is shown fitted to the harness for illustrative purposes only and is not included in the basic price of the harness.
The Rooster Trapeze harness has been designed to encompass comfort and adaptability at a price point that puts other harnesses to shame.
The design team pulled on their own experiences as well as other top sailors to refine the design and produce the best possible product.
About the design
There are many different designs of trapeze harness on the market which emphasise just how difficult it is to produce a design that is both comfortable and practical.
We started by analyzing the faults of other harnesses; traditionally, to give the user the feeling of support that they desire, the shoulder straps have to be so tight that the body is compressed between the shoulders and crutch to such a point that it is difficult to even walk let alone sail.By taking the main weight bearing strap from just under the arms, we were able to evenly distribute the weight between your back and the legs thus reducing the load on the shoulders. The design is so good that we have even undone the shoulder straps whilst trapezing!. This coupled with the neoprene crotch panel and padded shoulder straps ensure a high degree of comfort.
Durable Kevlar reinforced seat panel - Protection from tramps, racks and side decks
Tidy-Away buckle covers - Keep excess strap webbing out of the way and stay snag free
Brushed lining to attach velcro comfort pads - Position them anywhere required (see related items)
Value for money
The base price of the harness doesn´t include a spreader bar because the clever design allows you to re-use your existing one (accepts most spreader bars). The fitting of the bar is quick and easy and requires no tools whatsoever.
We can of course supply a spreader bar with your harness or at a later date.
How it works
The support/adjustment straps are laced to form a double triangle of support on each side of the harness, allowing active load distribution during both crouching and flat wiring. The most common lacing set up would be to take the armpit strap to the lower leg buckle forming the outer triangle, and using the other strap to create the inner triangle.
Ability to re-use your existing spreader bar
Ability to place comfort pads exactly where you need them (see related items)
Soft neoprene crotch panel for comfort
Kevlar reinforced seat panel
Straps tidy away inside buckle covers
Active load distribution for comfort
We recommend hand washing in warm soapy water and allowing to air dry.
Sizes are numerical and may span a number of body sizes.