The Best Racing Harnesses For Every Occasion
By Winding Road Staff
January 20, 2017
Best “Bang For The Buck” Harnesses:
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.
Economical: Schroth Flexi Profi II-6 Hans Racing Harness
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.
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.
Economical: ORECA 6-Point Tech H Harness
Best Formula Harness:
High-End: Schroth Formula III Hans
Economical: Sparco 6-Point HANS Formula Harness
Best Harness When Ounces Count:
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.