I've always considered the Duotone Vario Combo Straps to be completely subpar when compared to the award-winning Duotone Entity Ergo Straps. While I am a big fan of the Entity, I recently had a go on the Varios. Here's what I found out.
Duotone Vario Combo Straps are Simple by Design
In contrast to the Duotone Entity Ergo Straps, the Vario Combo Straps are extremely simple. In the box, you'll find (2) Footbeds, (2) Footstraps, Mounting Hardware, and instructions. Everything appears neat and well-made, per the usual Duotone quality.
The Vario Combos Are Quick and Easy to Mount and Adjust
The average kiteboarder will be able to assemble and mount the Vario Combos in minutes. Whereas the Entity Ergo Straps require much more consideration due to all of the customizable options.
Duotone Varios Accommodate a 6-inch Mounting Pattern
Having ridden the Duotone Entity Ergo Straps for years, I was bummed when I couldn't make the hole-pattern line up for an older model kiteboard that I wanted to ride (6-inch hole pattern). I grabbed a set of Vario Combos and had them mounted up in minutes.
Summary and Takeaways:
I've only ridden the Duotone Vario Combo Straps for a few sessions now, but I'm extremely impressed. I'm also bummed that I haven't gotten out of my own way and given them a go until just recently.
The Duotone Varios will work on kiteboards with a 6-inch mounting-hole pattern (most common), as well as those with a track mounting system. Duotone Entity Straps work best with mounting tracks.
I should also note that I wear a U.S. size 10 men's shoe (size 43 Euro), and have fairly flat arches. I felt like the Varios were custom-sized just for me right out of the box. I also have plenty of room to tighten the straps for riding barefoot and with 5mm booties.
Simple, Easy, and Comfortable
Wide Range of Compatibility
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