Gear Guides

  1. Nova Mentor 5 (First Flights Review)

    Nova Mentor 5 (First Flights Review)

    The Mentor series is well established. According to Nova, "For many years the MENTOR has been setting the standard for XC-intermediate wings. It combines impressive performance with a high degree of passive safety and it encourages you to exceed your boundaries." Every edition has promised more performance. Greg Hamerton tested the Mentor 5 S.

  2. Phi SYMPHONIA (First Impressions)

    Phi SYMPHONIA (First Impressions)

    You’d expect a designer with such a long tradition of excellence in paragliding to have something special up his sleeve when he starts his own brand. Something that not only displays his mastery of design but creates a space within...
  3. Volirium P1 vario review (first impressions)

    Volirium P1 vario review (first impressions)

    The P1 aims to cover the usual all-in-one functionality we've come to expect from alti-vario-GPS devices in that they tell you where you are, how fast your position is changing, in which direction you're travelling, and - hopefully - help you make better decisions on where to go next! So, how does the P1 do? Phil Clark gives his first impressions.

  4. Safety Notice: Supair LEAF

    Safety Notice: Supair LEAF

    Supair have issued a safety warning regarding the possibility of some LEAF gliders entering parachutal phase when inducing big-ears in unaccelerated flight. Not all gliders are affected. For affected gliders a line kit will be made available to eliminate the risk of a parachutal phase free of charge. Read the full notification and safety warning from Supair for more details.

  5. Icaro 2000 Ear Defenders

    Icaro 2000 Ear Defenders

    Information from Icaro 2000 about the ear defender options for their paramotoring helmets.

  6. Woody Valley X-Rated7 competition paragliding harness review

    Woody Valley X-Rated7 competition paragliding harness review

    The X-Rated 7 is Woody Valley's top-of-the-range comp harness. It has 'All the Mod Cons' with many amazing features packed into a surprisingly low weight. The XR7 is very well put together, you can tell just by looking at it that the build quality is exceptional.

  7. Compression Packing: Keep Your Paraglider Flat

    Compression Packing: Keep Your Paraglider Flat

    There are many methods to pack up a wing; this is the one that I use all the time. I like super-light, super-simple. So although concertina bags are very useful, especially for competition gliders and gliders with lots of reinforcing...
  8. Syride SYS'NAV V3 vario review (Flybubble)

    Syride SYS'NAV V3 vario review (Flybubble)

    The SYS’Nav V3 is a mid-range flight instrument aimed at competition and cross country pilots, sitting in the Syride range under the full graphical display SYS’Evolution, and above the SYS’GPS. I’m coming to review the SYS’Nav having used the SYS’GPS instrument for the last couple of years and finding it to be excellent at what it does.

  9. Paragliding Hacks

    Paragliding Hacks

    Equipment tips and tricks to make your flying safer, more comfortable and more fun.

  10. Flytec Alto flight instrument review

    Flytec Alto flight instrument review

    Flytec have created the Element Alto for leisure paraglider and hang glider pilots who want a simple, robust and reliable vario with essential functionality only. On the outside it is based on the proven Flytec design with an extremely tough housing, high-contrast monochrome LCD screen and tactile, glove-friendly buttons. On the inside it features simplified internal electronics by Naviter combined with signature Flytec-quality vario and tone.

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