Advance Lightness 2


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The Advance Lightness 2 is a super lightweight pod harness weighing just 2.8kg (size small).  It has an integrated reserve, certified protector and improved aerodynamics.

The Advance Lightness 2 geometry has been further developed, and it now has an ergonomic seat shell which adapts itself to the small of the back. This provides perfect back support; and pressure points become a thing of the past. The most comfortable reclining harness in the history of Advance paragliders!

It was possible to save weight when developing the Advance Lightness 2 thanks to refining the design and choosing the right materials, without compromising the well-known ADVANCE quality. The new COMPRESSBAG LIGHT allows the paraglider to be packed very small in the LIGHTPACK. Put together these make a up light but complete package.

What does the inflating neck section do on the Advance Lightness 2?

It takes up the otherwise dead air space behind the neck, improving the efficiency of airflow around the pilot. This device does not interfere with the pilot on the ground (particularly when manoeuvring for a reverse launch) because it only inflates in the air – where it contributes to a low drag aerodynamic shape.

How robust is the the Advance Lightness 2?

Lighter material was chosen for the LIGHTNESS 2, and this provides the best robustness for its weight. But even considering its long life and resistance to abrasion and UV radiation it cannot match the abuse-forgiving behaviour of routine harness fabrics. Handle with care!

Why can the Advance Lightness 2 harness not be flown without the speedbag?

The LIGHTNESS-type harness does not have a seatboard, so leg support is necessary – a foot stirrup or speedbag. The speedbag is a part of this harness because it does not make sense to have a stirrup and a legbag. The speedbag combines these two functions and saves weight.

What makes the Advance Lightness 2 the most comfortable Advance reclining harness?

This is very much a result of the back geometry: the ergonomically designed seat shell adjusts itself to the anatomy of the lumbar area («small of the back»), and provides optimal support where it’s needed. The comfort foam also encourages this required shape, and helps to spread the loads over the whole back support area. A mix of different materials and their wall thicknesses results in an overall and coordinated cradling effect which conforms to the body like a second skin.

Why is the Advance Lightness 2 sold as a package with its rucksack and a COMPRESSBAG LIGHT?

This harness, rucksack and COMPRESSBAG LIGHT glider bag are designed to go perfectly together and make up a compact unit. Only when used together can the full potential of the system be realised. The shape of the rucksack matches that of the harness so that this part of the equipment packs very small, and places the harness weight close to the carrier’s back for easy walking. Alternately, the back pocket of the harness is planned to best accept the rucksack for flight. A typical, larger and stiffer rucksack, is more likely to annoy the pilot in flight, and leaves less room for clothes, supplies, walking poles etc… in the harness back pocket. Compared with a reversible harness, where rucksack and harness are part of the same thing, the LIGHTNESS system offers much more flexibility of use.

How is the Advance Lightness 2 different from the IMPRESS 3?

the Advance Lightness 2 simplifies life – and is even more comfortable. Compared to the IMPRESS 3 it is easier to adjust, has a better reserve system, is lighter and packs up smaller. The correct LIGHTNESS 2 sitting position is clearly indicated and results in an aerodynamically efficient harness attitude.

Technical Data

      Pilot hightcm155-172165-183178-200
      Seating widthcm
      Carabiner heightcm
      Chest strap widthcm40-4840-4840-48
      Harness weightkg2.82.953.05
      Load testEN 1651, 120 kgEN 1651, 120 kgEN 1651, 120 kg
      Certification foam protectorLTF 91/09LTF 91/09LTF 91/09
      Rucksack volumel828290
      Weight rucksackkg0.840.840.88
      Weight Compressbag lightg150150155

      *The hammock principle means that the harness adapts itself exactly to the pilot’s body shape. The seat surface width becomes that of the pilot, and this dimension sets the height of the carabiner suspension points.

      Important: Pilots in the following intermediate height ranges (165 to 172 cms – S or M harness, and 178 to 183 cms – M or L harness) are recommended to test both relevant speedbag sizes for the best fit. The correct speedbag length is fundamental to comfort and a flawless shape.


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