Global mountain paragliding pilot and adventurer specialising in vol-bivouac and multi-day hike & fly, X-Alps athlete and New Zealand champion Kinga Masztalerz reviews 'The Beginner's Guide to Hike & Fly' by Greek paraglider pilot Aimilios Apostolopoulos.
Packing using a concertina bag helps to preserve your paraglider by protecting it from moisture and mud when packing, and keeping the leading edge section neatly folded. Gin produce an ultralight version, the Concertina Compress Bag, which Carlo tested during a flying trip to Colombia.
Supair make several different sizes of the TREK rucksack, ranging from 35L to 160L. I used the 90L which is perfect for a lightweight harness and a semi-light medium wing. I tested it out over a two week trip in Colombia.
The new Advance FASTPACK BI has been designed as a highly practical fast-packing paraglider bag, for quickly stowing and carrying a full set of tandem paragliding equipment. Due to it's low weight and pack size it can also be used for solo equipment, for those who prefer a more generous-sized bag.
As a bivi-flying enthusiast, I bought the Kortel Kolibri harness as soon as it was released. At the time, there was no lightweight backpack available from Kortel, so I was excited about the Kolibri Backpack when we spotted it at the Coupe Icare, and now it's here!
The bag alone weighs 804g on my scales, and has a durable feel in the hand.