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3) Swing Connect Reverse 2 Harness

  

A zero-pressure airbag and a sleek aerodynamic design: these are the most striking differences between the CONNECT REVERSE 2 and its predecessor models. The airbag takes shape by way of a steel spring, completely independent of airflow, guaranteeing maximum damping right from launch and ensuring the greatest possible dimensional stability even after years of use.

A specially shaped seat board, combined with optimised leg strap geometry, makes it easier for the pilot to get into the harness and, along with many other clever details, perfects the tried and tested system of Swing convertible harnesses. The Alpine Back carrying system from backpack specialist Deuter® is of course used in the CONNECT REVERSE 2 as well, and this sets it apart from every other convertible harness on the market. In backpack mode, the crossed aluminium strips effectively transfer weight to the hip-belt wings, so the perceived weight is noticeably reduced and you’ll really enjoy the hike up to launch.

 

Once airborne, the CONNECT REVERSE 2 will wow you with its perfect balance between comfort and agility. The harness system with partly non-adjustable geometry ensures that the key settings don’t alter further during flight. Carefully selected, robust and high-quality materials complete the CONNECT REVERSE 2 and make it the number one choice for anyone looking for a durable and comfortable harness for extended hike & fly tours, travelling or simply for flying.

 

Harness features

  • airflow-independent airbag without air inlet (shape by way of steel spring)
  • specially shaped seat board for easy transition into flying position from launch and vice versa
  • right/left markings on the loops for the main carabiners – which in particular makes reverse clip-in easier
  • T-lock leg loops
  • magnetic holder for speed bar
  • integrated, size-adjustable reserve container under the seat
  • comfortable ergonomic back padding with mesh insert for improved ventilation
  • adjustable buckles on the straps for the sitting position, which stay in position
  • adjustable back rest angle
  • adjustable seat angle
  • markings for recommended standard pilot position
  • storage compartment for hydration bladder + drinking tube outlet
  • shoulder pocket with SOS emergency card
  • strap to attach a radio
  • two side pockets for flight accessories
  • alarm whistle on the chest strap
  • ball-bearing pulleys for speed system cord guide
  • set up for installation of a speed system
  • customisable: Quick-Out carabiners and steerable reserve can be installed

Backpack features

  • Alpine Back carrying system with detachable hip belt (see picture)
  • ample volume, even for large paragliders and helmet
  • U-shaped zipper for easier packing
  • attachment loops for optional helmet holder
  • loops on backpack base e.g. to attach a sleeping bag
  • side loops for trekking poles
  • two side pockets
  • top pocket with zip closure
  • stable compression straps with metal buckles
  • reflective strips for better visibility
  • alarm whistle on the chest strap
  • storage compartment for hydration bladder + drinking tube outlet 

Optional accessories

  • Deuter® rain protection cover
  • Deuter® cover for protection when travelling
  • Deuter® hydration system (3 litre)

 

Materials and specifications

  • lightweight and robust combination of materials (Cordura® and Babyrib)
  • weight 4.5 kg (size L)
  • stable plastic seat board

Safety and certification

  • airflow-independent airbag (integrated steel spring)
  • excellent damping values right from launch
  • Velcro-free rescue channel system
  • V-lines with integrated backup of the reserve/harness connection