The Alpine is UP's new reversible harness, made for pilots for whom, say, a Nanga is just way over the top heavy and bulky. By building the harness into the paraglider backpack the designers have accomplished something of a Columbus' egg in that the main achilles heel of lightweight harnesses (passive safety) has been fixed without adding weight or bulk to the total package - even with a super lightweight kit you'd still need the backpack to carry it in, so why not put it to good use?
Backpack doubles as an inflatable airbag, providing good back protection
In combination with the airbag under the seat excellent overall protection
Sublimely comfortable harness that will keep your body fit even for prolonged vol bivouac adventures
Well-suited for travelling, where weight and bulk is almost always an issue
No integrated reserve container â€“ consider combining it with the UP Profile Light reserve parachute, which conveniently attaches to the main 'biners
Lightweight UP alu 'biners
Extra buckle on the chest strap to adjust sensitivity in the air
Available in 3 sizes, covering pilot sizes from <170cm to="">180cm.