Companion SQR Light
Light, lighter, SQR Light
SQR Light, weighing from just 973 grams, the lightest reserve in the world, comes in 100 or 120 kg sizes. This new light reserve completes the successful SQUARE ROUND family of reserve parachutes from COMPANION. It’s not just the sensational weight, but the small pack volume as well that decided multiple X-Alps winner Chrigel Maurer and successful X-Alps and world class pilots Sebastian Huber, Aaron Durogati and Toma Coconea to take the SQR Light along with them.
Sensational weight, mini pack volume
The SQR 100 (up to 100 kg load) has a surface area of 25.4 m2 for its 973 grams and packs to a volume between 2.5 and 3.5 litres. The 120 size (max load 120 kg) weighs a mere 1171 gm, has 32.4 m2 surface are and a packed volume between 2.8 and 4 liters.
In the X-Alps every gram counts and the SQR Light is the lightest reserve worldwide. That’s why I’ve decided for it.” - Aaron Durogati, double Paragliding World Cup Superfinal winner
Like all SQR reserves, the SQR Light unites the advantages of the classic round parachute with the more modern cross canopy. By their unique design the SQR reserve family open extremely fast, are exceptionally pendulum stable and also very simple and safe to pack.
Square Round: The Best of Two Worlds
The hybrid SQR from Companion founds a new generation of reserve parachute, merging the advantages of the classic round canopy and the cross version into an innovative and forward-looking technology. The SQR has been newly developed from the start, and is precisely directed to meet the needs of pilots and 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: but an ultra-light version is under development.
Range of use
SQR Light 100
SQR Light 120
|Area||25.4 m2||32.4 m2|
|Max. TOW||100 kg||120 kg|
|Sink rate at Max. TOW||5.4 m/s||5.4 m/s|
|Weight||973 g||1171 g|
|Packing volume||2.5 - 3.5 L||2.8 - 4.0 L|
Very fast opening – a result of comprehensive real-life tests.
High swing resistance
Exceptionally high swing resistance – highly developed canopy with Air-Jets.
Minimum weight – perfect choice of materials.
Simple, reliable packing – like a round canopy
- 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.
New, but experienced
Companion is the new brand name for high quality reserve parachutes for paragliders and hanggliders. The Companion brand represents scientific product development. Companion is a joint venture of EVOTEC and ADVANCE, and combines an immense degree of know-how from the fields of simulation, design, test, production and marketing. Providing this experience are paragliding legends like Hannes Papesh, Peter Mack, Mike Küng and ADVANCE.
Peter Mack (Design & Production)
Mechanical engineer and CFD enthusiast, with great experience of aerodynamic simulation in the automotive industry; was production manager with NOVA in Hungary for thirteen years. Today he owns the EVOTEC engineering company.
Hannes Papesh (Design)
Founder member of Nova, active in paragliding for 27 years as designer, has consistently raised paraglider development to a new level over a number of years with his numerical analytical methods and his own design software.
Mike Kung (Tests)
Mike Küng is reckoned to be the world’s most experienced paraglider test pilot. For years he has been active as the test pilot for various testing authorities and brands, and understands the products inside and out, down to the last detail.
Advance (Production & Distribution)
Rolf Zeltner founded ADVANCE 27 years ago, and has continuously been improving production methods ever since. This brand has always stood for the highest quality products, and is a leading manufacturer of paragliders and harnesses.
Modern CFD* simulation as analytical method
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 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.
*CFD – Computational Fluid Dynamics
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
Serial number will be automatically transferred from QR-Code on the certification placard to the Online Form.
Packing recorded by QR Code
The packer can simply record the packing in your online Packing Log by QR-Code.
Packing reminder by Email
Pack-Reminder, an E-Mail to remind you of your next repack date.
Online packing record
Online Packing Log with all the details of repacks, always available to download as PDF.
Product registration & myCompanion
Download Companion SQR Manual (PDF, English)
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|Shipping Details||1-3 workdays|
|Model Status||Current model|