THE ULTRALITE – THE WORLD’S LIGHTEST PARAGLIDER*
First of all, the Ultralite is a real paraglider. At 23m2 and 25m2, the Ultralite is a full sized wing, not a small-sized imitation of a paraglider. Because the Ultralite is actually a full sized wing, launching and landing it is as safe and easy as a normal wing, allowing you to use it with confidence in the most extreme conditions – at high altitude, in deep snow, or on the most difficult launches. Testing has shown that the Ultralite?s speed and glide is quite acceptable for a DHV 1-2, which means that many pilots will enjoy flying XC with this wing as well. Although it is a full sized wing in the air, the Ultralite?s extreme light weight and compact design folds into an almost pocket size, meaning that you can take it with you anywhere, anytime.
Traveling pilots, hike and fly pilots, or pilots seeking the lightest possible glider for the most extreme and technically demanding alpine ascents will all be thoroughly satisfied with the Ultralite.
The material is just as strong, but being a true light weight cloth it is not designed to be heavily abused. Although this technically advanced cloth is much more expensive, we have kept the retail price to a very low 2250 Euros with harness included, in order to make it available for pilots as a second wing for travel and adventure. The Ultralite harness is a reversible backpack / harness design, weighing in at just 1.3kg. The weight of the Ultralite 23 meter size is 2.85kg. Both sizes, with the harness, will be available in December.
*Lightest DHV certified wing in production as of 2007.