Choosing a kiteboarding harness is kind of like picking a pair of running shoes. At the end of the day, comfort is king.
Most beginners prefer seat harness with leg straps. As a beginner you have kite up high. Seat harness stays low on your torso and prevents you from hurting ribs, chest or having breathing difficulties while riding.
Don't shame yourself if you feel like sticking with the waist harness later on. For skinny ladies or those with square shape type of torso it is a very smart choice. And good news! They no longer look like diapers and comes in beautiful shapes, or in combination with shorts.
If you feel limited by the seat harness while you progress, you can always change your spreader bar for spreader bar with sliding rope.
Remember, a good waist harness allows you to move freely which can give you a better riding position while riding toe side, in blind position and particularly riding in waves.
If have shorter body, we highly recommend you to use narrow harnesses like Mystic GEM Hard shell, or Mystic Star Soft Shell harness.
So go ahead and choose from different price ranges, sizes, and stiffness the one which will literally have your back!