The 2020 Dakine C-2 improves upon the previous C-1 model by using a special honeycomb reinforced shell. The C-2 has a stiff outershell without being a full-on hardshell harness. The Texon stiffener is both comfortable and provides protection. The slim profile of the harness allows the harness to sit comfortably in the lumbar of the rider's back as well as allowing the harness to fit better when used with an impact vest.
The C-2 is not supplied with a spreader bar, so riders can choose between a windsurfing spreader bar or a kiteboarding spreader bar.