The Best Racing Harnesses For Every Occasion

By Winding Road Staff

January 20, 2017

[Updated for 2017. Some of the harness options that were originally selected for this article are no longer available. We’ve updated this article with a couple of our new racing harness picks for 2017 - 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 “Bang For The Buck” 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 Grand-Am and Tudor United Sports Car Championship driver Charles Espenlaub. See all Safecraft harnesses.
 
 
 
Winding Road Racing Schroth Flexi Profi II-6 Harness

Economical: Schroth Flexi Profi II-6 Hans Racing Harness

 
Perfect for nearly any installation, the Schroth Profi II harness is available in 4 colors and comes from a brand you can trust. 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.

Best Harnesses for Driver Changes:
 


Schroth Enduro
: The Schroth Enduro harness is arguably the most efficient harness to use when driver changes really count. 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. 
See all Schroth harnesses.
 


Safecraft Restraint Systems 6-Point Racing Harness
: The roster of drivers on a team are almost always different sizes. A harness that adjusts easily like Safecraft’s will loosen more completely when the driver is entering the pits (usually you loosen the harness on pit lane with the cam lock still fastened), be easier to loosen by the outgoing driver if the incoming driver didn’t loosen the straps (VERY important) and be easier to adjust in one pull as the outgoing driver leaves the pits. See all Safecraft harnesses.
 
Best ChumpCar / LeMons Harnesses:
 
 
 


High-End: Schroth Flexi Profi II-6 Hans Racing Harness

 
Perfect for nearly any installation, the Schroth Profi II harness is available in 4 colors and comes from a brand you can trust. 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.
 

 
Oreca 6 point Tech H Harness

Economical: ORECA 6-Point Tech H Harness
 
This is our least expensive harness. It features a compact camlock and pull-up adjusters, which are easy to use (but may not be suited to your seat layout). See all ORECA harnesses.

Best Formula Harness:
 


High-End: Schroth Formula III Hans

 
The Schroth Formula III HANS harness is easily the most versatile, providing sleeves of varying inner diameters on the sub straps to accommodate the most popular bolt sizes, while removing the length adjuster on the lap belt to reduce the space needed in the tight confines of a formula car. See all Schroth harnesses.
 

Sparco 6 point HANS Formula Harness

Economical: Sparco 6-Point HANS Formula Harness
 
The compact design of this FIA approved harness makes it a perfect option for formula cars. The two sub-belts loop over the hip belts (rather than clipping into the camlock via tangs, which makes it more compact and we feel helps the harness fit better overall in tight spaces. Plus, the tapered design of the shoulder straps allows for the integration of a HANS device. Available in blue, black and red, this harness retails at $350.00. See all Sparco harnesses.

Best Harness When Ounces Count:
 
 
Schroth Profi II 6 Titanium Harness

Schroth Profi II-6 Titanium: Constructed out of titanium, this is the lightest harness you will find on the market – important if you’re looking to shave every possible gram from your racecar. On top of being lightweight, the Profi II-6 Titanium harness features a 2” lap belt which adds safety by allowing racers to get the belt up to an inch and half tighter, as well as increasing driver comfort. FIA-approved. See all Schroth harnesses.
 
Head over to the Winding Road Racing online store to check out the entire selection of harnesses and belts available.