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Product Sizing

SUP’AIR harness size table

harness-size

All dimensions change from one harness size to the next. It is therefore strongly recommended to do a “hang-test” to find to best height / weight compromise and choose a harness size best suited to the pilot’s physic.

  • The backrest height adjustments
  • The seat width adjustments, to adapt to various waist sizes
  • The seating depth, accommodating leg length and waist width

Hang-Test

This will enable you to:

  • Verify the harness size
  • Verify the comfort level
  • Identify and play with the various adjustments
  • Pre-set the harness

 

Harness SizePilot
XS (extra small1.45 – 155 m
S (small)1.55 -1.70 m
M ( Medium)1.70 -1.85 m
L (Large)1.85 – 2.00 m
XL ( Extra Large)>1.90m

 

Warning!

Always try a new harness with your usual wing. It will place you in a better spot to compare the previous harness model with the new one. As a precautionary measure; try one new adjustment at the time only.

 

Height\Weight50 kgs60 kgs70 kgs80 kgs90 kgs100 kgs110 kgs
145-55 cmXSSM
155–170 cmSSMM
170-185 cmMMMLXLXL
185-200 cmMMLLLXL
200 +LLLXL

Wing Sizing – Advice from UP designer Franta

First advice: If you are within the middle third of the weight range (of a certain size), this is the right size for you. The wing is optimised for flying it in the middle of the weight range.

Second advice: If you are stuck in between two sizes and are wondering whether you should fly the smaller size in the top third of the weight range, or the larger size in the bottom third of the weight range, proceed as follows: Experienced pilots should simply choose what they are used to. If you generally prefer to be loaded with more weight than less, go for the smaller size. If you prefer upscaling, it is also no problem to fly the bigger size, really a question of preference. The wing will still be fast and the handling precise.

If you have owned a UP wing of the previous generation (up to and including the Summit XC, the Trango XC, the Kantega XC and the Edge or any of the Targa models) and are looking for boosted, more accurate and crisper handling, you will want to fly in the top section of the weight range. If you want it to be closer to the feeling of the predecessor, you may prefer to choose the larger size. Also, if you are mainly flying in the flatlands and are stuck in between two sizes, you may want to choose the larger one. The same applies to pilots going up a class, from LTF B to LTF C.

As the UP R&D team, it is our philosophy to keep all the properties of a wing series that people have come to love and then add our own input to make it even better. This approach is based on good knowledge management and helps a product line and brand progress. It also helps keeping existing customers happy, giving them the feel good factor they are used to, while gaining new ones by adding a new touch.