Companion SQR Light

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COMPN-SQRLIGHT
The SQR Light makes no compromise: as a light reserve its weight and packed volume are minimal. Innovative Square Round Technology achieves significantly better opening behaviour, followed by an impressively low descent rate with high resistance to swinging. Its minimal hiking weight has made the SQR Light the first choice of numerous X-Alps athletes, one of whom is multiple X-Alps winner Chrigel Maurer. The SQR Light is particularly suitable for Hike & Fly and Hike to Fly, and a tandem version is available.

Technical data

SQR Light size 80 100 120 150 190
Area 20.3 m2 25.4 m2 32.4 m2 38.9 m2 53.8 m2
Minimum load 50 kg 65 kg 80 kg 100 kg 125 kg
Max. TOW 80 kg 100 kg 120 kg 150 kg 190 kg
Sink rate at Max. TOW 5.3 m/s 5.4 m/s 5.4 m/s 5.2 m/s 5.1 m/s
Weight reserve 834 g 973 g 1171 g 1445 g 1937 g
Packing volume 1.8 - 2.8 l 2.5 - 3.5 l 2.8 - 4.0 l 3.5 - 5.5 l 4.0 - 6.5 l
Total length 6360 mm 6760 mm 7550 mm 8340 mm 9490 mm
Steerable - - - - -
Certification EN/LTF EN/LTF EN/LTF EN/LTF EN/LTF

Companion SQR: The best of two worlds

 

SQR Light: The Lightweight Reserve

The SQR Light makes no compromise: as a light reserve its weight and packed volume are minimal. Innovative Square Round Technology achieves significantly better opening behaviour, followed by an impressively low descent rate with high resistance to swinging.

Features

From 834 g

Uncompromisingly compact and lightweight thanks to optimised choice of material

Square Round

Cumulative advantages of round canopy and cross canopy thanks to Square Round Technology

Air Jets

Excellent pendulum stability thanks to aerodynamically optimised canopy with Air Jets at the corners

Square Round: the best of two worlds

The hybrid SQR by Companion merges the best of "Square" and "Round" reserves, bringing great benefits to pilots and packers.

The hybrid SQR (Square-Round) has been newly developed from the start, precisely designed to meet the needs of freeflight pilots and reserve parachute packers. The SQR takes the advantages of the newer "Square" reserve parachute form (also known as "cruciform" or "cross" reserves) and merges these with benefits of the classic Pull Down Apex (PDA) "Round" reserves. In doing so, the SQR has created an innovative and forward-looking technology which brings great benefits to both free flight pilots and reserve parachute packers.

Countless computer simulations and practical tests have been an essential part of an extensive development process. The result is a reserve with aerodynamically enhanced pendulum stability, not trimmed to track in flight. The standard example the Companion is one of the lightest reserve parachutes at present.

Companion SQR demo video

 

 

SQR range of use

The fast opening, high stability, light weight, and compact size of the SQR and SQR Light make them the ideal companions for pretty much every freeflight activity. Paragliding. Mini wing. Hike-and-fly adventures. Paramotoring. Solo. Tandem.

With several sizes covering all-up weights up to 220 kg, there's most likely an SQR for you.

Paragliding

Soaring. XC. Mini wing. Solo. Tandem. Between them, the SQR and SQR Light have most paraglider pilot's needs well-catered for, covering all-up flying weights up to 220 kg!

Paragliding | Companion SQR & SQR Light

Hike & fly

The SQR Light is the ideal choice for hike-and-fly adventures, covering all-up flying weights up to 190kg!.

Hike & Fly | Companion SQR Light

Paramotoring

From zero to hero. Solo or tandem. With ten choices between them, covering all-up weights up to 220 kg, the SQR and SQR light most likely have all of your paramotoring needs covered, too!

Paramotoring | Companion SQR & SQR Light

Tandem Hike & fly

The SQR Light 190 is the first tandem reserve under 2 kg with a load capacity of up to 190 kg, suitable for classic tandem flying as well as for Hike & Fly with friends or family.

Tandem Hike & fly | Companion SQR Light 190

SQR main advantages

Improved opening

Improved opening

Very fast opening – a result of comprehensive real-life tests.

High swing resistance

High swing resistance

Exceptionally high swing resistance – highly developed canopy with Air-Jets.

Light weight

Light weight

Minimum weight – perfect choice of materials.

Reliable packing

Reliable packing

Simple, reliable packing – like a round canopy

SQR features

  • Improved opening behaviour and good pendulum stability achieved by aerodynically refined Airjets.
  • Light weight due to careful choice of ideal materials
  • Straightforward packing - similar to a round canopy - using practical packing aids.
  • Not trimmed to track (go sideways) in flight (which most cross / square reserves do)
  • Comparatively few lines for easy sorting.
  • Tested for water landings! A mix of traditional with new low-shrink fabrics means that repeated full function is guaranteed after wet landings.
  • Low descent values and high resistance to swinging as the result of comprehensive practical tests and aerodynamic analysis.
  • Reliable packing thanks to useful packing aids, and simple instructions for the packer.
  • Certified to all flight standards.

SQR top view

SQR technology: modern CFD simulation

For the first time in the paraglider market Companion introduces a reserve whose development has been based on authentic computational flow analysis, verified by an extensive progression of practical tests. At the core of the Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) analysis is a continuous feedback system, which repeatedly recalculates, many times over, an analysis of the deformation and strain on the reserve in the air, each time taking into account all that has gone before.

This is an important aspect for reserve parachute analysis because these deform a lot due to their pronounced curvature. Our own simulation software and test vehicle makes it possible to make a multiplicity of numerical CFD analyses, as well as deployment tests. At the moment this approach is unique in rescue parachute development.

Modern Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) simulation as analytical method

The brand: new, but experienced

Companion is the young, dynamic brand for high quality hang- and paraglider reserve parachute equipment. The brand is a joint venture of the EVOTEC and ADVANCE companies, and unites immense funds of know-how in the simulation, development, testing, production and marketing fields.

Development of innovative reserve-related products is an on-going process, always based on scientific findings and the latest development and testing methods. All Companion reserves are manufactured in EVOTEC’s own production plant in Hungary, and distributed worldwide by ADVANCE.

SQR reserve packing video

 

 

Companion service: simply into the future

With the myCompanion account COMPANION offers a unique online service for the SQR reserve system. You can not only download all the information about your product, but also take advantage of the online packing reminder and manage your repack, including a download of your packing log as a PDF.

Now register your product online – either by scanning the QR-Code on the certification placard on the bridle with your Smartphone, or with the following form – and benefit from another Safety Plus.

Product registration by QR Code

Product registration by QR Code

Serial number will be automatically transferred from QR-Code on the certification placard to the Online Form.

 

Packing recorded by QR Code

Packing recorded by QR Code

The packer can simply record the packing in your online Packing Log by QR-Code.

Packing reminder by Email

Packing reminder by Email

Pack-Reminder, an E-Mail to remind you of your next repack date.

Online packing record

Online packing record

Online Packing Log with all the details of repacks, always available to download as PDF.

Warranty Extension

For registered products, a warranty extension of 1 year on the warranty obligation of your country.

Online Support

Questions about your product? Contact Companion ([email protected]) at any time.

SQR lifetime extension

You can have the maximum service life of 10 years extended by 2 years through a manufacturer inspection. In order to obtain this extension, the reserve has to be sent to the manufacturer at the end of the 10 years of operational life. The work entails various visual inspections and measurement of fabric porosity and line lengths. Finally, the reserve is stamped with a revalidation certificate, repacked and sent back to the customer. The extension can only be arranged via the companion website.

Product registration & myCompanion

  • Register your Companion product here.
  • Login to myCompanion here.
  • Log packing here.

Product registration & myCompanion

 

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ConditionNew
Reserve CertificationEN 12491, LTF 91/09
Shipping DetailsWhen in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page
Model StatusCurrent model