The Best Racing Harnesses For Every Occasion

By Winding Road Staff

January 20, 2017

[Updated for 2018. Some of the harness options that were originally selected for this article are no longer available. We’ve updated this article with new racing harness picks for 2018 - Ed.]
 
While safety is the primary function of a racing harness, there’s a number of other considerations when choosing one for your requirements, like the type of motorsport competition you’ll be using it in, its ease of use, and your budget.
 
We’ve compiled a list of our picks for the best harnesses available for specific requirements and what makes them standout options. As a refresher in the factors you need to consider when buying a racing harness, you may want to read our Racing Harness and Belts Buyers Guide, and head over to the Winding Road Racing online store to check out the entire selection of harnesses and belts available.

Best Overall Harnesses:
 


High end: Safecraft Restraint Systems 6-Point Racing Harness

We put Safecraft harnesses in the cars we race and recommend them for all the cars we build. Their ease of cinching and amazingly tight “no-back-off” adjusters just can’t be beat. The mechanical bits feel so precise that you’d think they were made in Germany. But, in fact, they come from Chicago and the brilliant mind of IMSA driver Charles Espenlaub. See all Safecraft harnesses.
 
 
 


Adaptable: Sabelt Silver Series 6-point Saloon Harness

 
Perfect for nearly any installation, the Sabelt Saloon 6 point harness (which uses the British terminology of "Saloon" meaning "Sedan") has lightweight easy to use adjusters, has large loops for the shoulder belts and comes with both pull-down and pull-up lap belts.  It is available in 2 colors and comes from a storied brand that you can trust. The Sabelt Saloon is FIA rated, which means the belts are certified for 5 years, potentially saving you money. See all Sabelt harnesses.

Best Harnesses for Driver Changes: 
 


Schroth EnduroThe new Schroth Enduro harness is arguably the most efficient harness to use when driver changes really count. Now with 2" shoulder and lap belts, the Enduro has been updated based on the latest safety reserach. The zip adjusters make egress and ingress an easy affair whether you have a crew to strap you in or you’re on your own. The Schroth Enduro is FIA rated, which means the belts are certified for 5 years, potentially saving you money. See all Schroth harnesses.
 

 
Best Club / ChampCar / WRL Harnesses:
 
 


High-End: Schroth Flexi 2 x 2 Racing Harness

 
Perfect for nearly any installation (it can be converted from pull-down to pull-up, and it has no sewn-in attachments so that you can run it in snap-in, bolt-in and wrap configurations). The Schroth Flexi 2 x 2 harness comes from the leading brand in harnesses. Schroth has used its years of experience in Formula 1 racing to engineer a safe and yet affordable harness any racer would be proud to use. See all Schroth harnesses.
 

 

Economical: G-Force 6 point
 
This is our least expensive harness. It features a compact camlock and pull-down lap belts, which means in works in most cars. The G-Force is HANS compatible and SFI rated. See all G-Force harnesses.

Best Formula Harness:
 


High-End:
Schroth Formula 2 x 2 Racing Harness
 
The Schroth Formula 2 x 2 harness is optimized for small formula cars, removing the length adjuster on the lap belt to reduce the space needed in tight confines. See all Schroth harnesses.
 
Best Economical Harness:

 

Good all-around: Sabelt Steel Series 6-point Saloon Harness
 
The 2" belt design of both lap and shoulder of this harness means it brings you the latest learnings from safety testing. The FIA rating means that you won't have to replace the harness for 5 years, saving you upgrade costs. See all Sabelt harnesses.
 
 
Head over to the Winding Road Racing online store to check out the entire selection of harnesses and belts available.