B-12 snaps are standard equipment on all personnel parachutes for both the leg and chest straps.
The B-12 chest strap provides a clip for quick and convenient attachment of the chest strap.
The Thread-through buckle offers a flat profile. This option can be installed on both the chest and leg straps.
Aerobatic pilots using a ratchet-type (Hooker Harness) restraint belt may be more comfortable with this option installed on their leg straps. This low profile buckle may be more comfortable than the B-12 snap option but is not as easy to attach as the B-12 snap. The leg strap webbing has to be threaded through the buckle to don the parachute harness.
The Quick Ejector option is available for the chest and leg straps. Only one hand is needed to release this snap. A waiver must be signed if this option is selected due to the risk of inadvertent release possible with this design.
Our standard harness has seven points of adjustment with three attachment points at the chest and legs. Most pilots flying aerobatic maneuvers experience less discomfort with flat profile hardware, or no hardware underneath a ratchet-type (Hooker Harness) restraint belt. In most cases, a standard harness with thread-through buckles on the leg straps eliminates the discomfort that standard B-12 snaps can cause. The following harness options are also available to reduce discomfort.
The Cross-over harness leg straps thread through loops at the hips with the hardware attaching above the restraint belt. This harness positions the hardware above the restraint belt, but the harness loops at the hips may cause discomfort if the belt is ratcheted down tight.
The Competition Harness is similar to our standard harness. It has thread-through buckles on the leg straps but they are located on the side of the hip instead of the top of the hip. The hardware is not underneath the restraint belt, but is not as easy to attach as a B-12 snap. The leg strap webbing has to be threaded through the buckle to don the parachute harness.
Sheepskin lining will keep you cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
Our lumbar supports are vertically adjustable. The user can move the pad to different areas of the back for maximum comfort. The movable pad can be filled with various amounts and density of foam to provide the desired support.
If the air lumbar support is selected, an air bladder is installed into the adjustable pad. A pump bulb is located on the hip for adjusting the air volume inside the bladder.
Our aerobatic seat pad is sewn to the bottom of back pack parachutes. This pad is made with 1/4” closed cell foam and covered with the same material as the parachute container. An optional 1” Confor foam snap-on seat pad is available
The aerobatic pad anchors the parachute pack to the pilot during aerobatic maneuvers. This prevents the parachute from shifting in the seat or riding up the pilots back.
Seat cushions are available for all seat packs.
Our seat cushions are multi-layered with Confor™ foam. This foam is designed to eliminate pressure points during long hours of sitting in one position. It is widely used for aircraft and helicopter seats to provide comfort, impact resistance, and vibration control. Seat cushions are available from a thickness of ¼” to 3” thick.
Our Warbird Pack comes standard with a 3” Confor™ foam cushion.