Advance PROGRESS 3
|Pilot height (cm)||155 - 172||165 - 183||178 - 202|
|Seating width (cm)||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Seatboard depth (cm)||35||38||40|
|Carabiner height (cm)||~ 44||~ 46||~ 48|
|Chest strap width (cm)||~ 47||~ 48||~ 50|
|Harness weight (kg)||3.3||3.6||3.9|
|Protector weight (kg)||0.6||0.6||0.6|
|Rucksack volume (l)||75||80||90|
|Certification||EN 1651. LTF 91/09, 120 kg||EN 1651. LTF 91/09, 120 kg||EN 1651. LTF 91/09, 120 kg|
Standard colours: Fire Red-Spectra Green, Fusion Yellow-Dark Shadow
- Removable EN/LTF-certified Air-Foam Hybrid Protector
- 2 Edelrid FORAS Twistlock aku carabiners including anti-twist carabiner clip
- Speed system with carbon speedbar and easy-running Ronstan ball-bearing pulleys
PROGRESS 3 - Unique Versatility
The PROGRESS 3 offers great versatility in a compact shape. Whether for travel, thermal flying, short Hike and Flys, Freestyle manoeuvres or for training, PROGRESS 3 pilots are best equipped for all their exploits. The practical reversible harness has an Air-Foam Hybrid-Protector which provides comprehensive protection at all times. 3D development technology guarantees the highest level of flying and carrying comfort, and is also responsible for the clean outlines.
As versatile as you
A variety of uses. The PROGRESS 3 is a fully-functioning paraglider harness and rucksack. Its low weight (from 3.3 kg) and compact rucksack design make it ideal for everyone who prefers their paragliding equipment to pack up small, without compromising their comfort or protection.
Safety from the start. The PROGRESS 3 has an Air-Foam Hybrid-Protector. Its foam-ribbed inner structure takes up its shape and fills with air within 60 seconds of the rucksack turning into a harness. This is how the PROGRESS 3 provides full protection before takeoff.
Comfortable – both flying and carrying
Double the comfort. The ergonomically-shaped PROGRESS 3 seat surface automatically takes up the pilot’s body shape in flight, substantial Legpads and ingenious lower back support also contribute to very comfortable hold. As a rucksack, well-fitting shoulder straps and a breathable mesh back section also provide maximal carrying comfort.
Technology & Features
Enhanced and lengthened Legpads
Thanks to modern 3D methods of harness development the no-seatboard PROGRESS 3 fits the pilot’s body perfectly in flight. Enhanced and lengthened Legpads, and individually adjustable lower back support guarantee maximum flying comfort. Legpad effectiveness and sophisticated harness geometry also give the reversible harness precise weightshift response. PROGRESS 3 comfort begins on the ground: the Legpads allow maximum freedom of movement for takeoff and landing.
Modern Air-Foam Hybrid-Protector
The Air-Foam Hybrid-Protector automatically fills with air when the rucksack is reversed into a harness, and under normal circumstances is ready to function after about 60 seconds. For maintenance it can be taken out of its own compartment under the seat shell. For maximum lifespan the protector should not be left compressed for extended periods, and never stored when wet.
Edelrid FORAS carabiner
For the first time for a PROGRESS the PROGRESS 3 has Edelrid FORAS carabiners and anti-twist carabiner securings. The 51 gram light paraglider carabiners have a breaking strain of 23 kN and were developed at the initiative and in coordination with ADVANCE, specially for narrow webbing up to 25 mm wide. What’s special? The FORAS opens to the side! This gives the Twistlock alu carabiner a wide opening space which makes it much easier to clip to paraglider risers.
Easy Connect System
The Easy Connect System makes clipping an ADVANCE paraglider to the harness quite straightforward. Make sure that the red and blue lines on the PROGRESS 3 support loops agree with the red and blue lines on the paraglider risers. Carabiner locators make sure that the FORAS carabiners remain in place in the harness support loops.
Reserve in the protector
For the PROGRESS 3 the reserve compartment is integral with the Protector. The reserve is now stowed under the pilot’s seat, no longer behind the small of the back as for the PROGRESS 2.
Included Carbon Speedbar
The PROGRESS 3 will be delivered with a carbon speedbar. The harness speed system has easy-running Ronstan ball-bearing pulleys and comes ready-mounted.
Optional foot stirrup
A luxury foot stirrup is available as an option for PROGRESS 3. This component is included in the certification and has a speedbar locator.
- Fastenings for drink tube
- Drink tube opening
- Large back pocket
- 2 side pockets, 1 with exterior zip
- Exchangeable Air-Foam Hybrid Protector
- Fastenings for a mini vario
- Small chest strap
- Compact Edelrid FORAS carabiners with anti-twist carabiner fixer
- Easy Connect System
- Traditional 2-buckle closure system
- Comfortable legpads
- Pocket inside for drink system
- Easy-release reserve system
- Reserve V-line channel with zip
- Adjustable upper body angle
- Adjustable seat angle and lower back support
- Rucksack handle
- Ergonomically shaped, adjustable shoulder straps
- Wrist loops
- Hip strap pocket with zip
- Elasticated waist strap pocket
- Detachable helmet net with large adjustment range
- Ergonomic mesh back support
- Large stretch side pocket
- 2 small elasticated side pockets
- Circumferential zip with special puller prevents jamming
- Ergonomic hip strap
PROGRESS 3 harness reviews
The Progress 3 offers more comfort and protection than its predecessor... at a similar weight and level of robustness. It is an incredibly well-designed system that minimises your total kit weight while compromising very little on the protection and comfort. It is precisely manufactured with sturdy materials and meticulous attention to detail. It makes a great choice for beginners and for regular pilots who want to enjoy hike-and-fly outings for cross country where exploring is more important than glide performance. It is also a good option for tandem pilots who want their passenger to help carry some of the load for exploring distant peaks or sharing volbiv adventures.
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|Model Status||Current model|
|Shipping Details||When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page|