Equipment Reviews

Advance FASTPACK BI (tandem fast packing bag)

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.

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XPYRIENCE Gear review & Bonus Video

Bivi kit: what worked (and didn’t)


What worked

Advance Iota: simple, and lightweight for a standard production glider. Performed well in a wide range of conditions. Next time I’ll get an even lighter wing, it’s really worth it for bivi flying to reduce weight wherever possible.

Kolibri harness: swallowed up all gear and had room to spare.

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Kortel Kolibri Backpack review

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 got the Sup'Air XA13 bag which was light and large enough for compact bivi kit. Unfortunately the materials of the XA13 have not lasted during regular use - it's more of a 'race' bag. So I was excited about the Kolibri Backpack when we spotted it at the Coupe Icare 2014, and now ... it's here!

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Kortel Kolibri Backpack Review

The Kolibri Backpack is designed for back country adventurers who need a lightweight backpack with good carrying structure and enough volume for bivouac gear. We think Kortel have done a fantastic job!

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