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The BV1 is designed for the toughest vol-bivouac adventures. Ozone’s R&D team focused on a balance of durability, comfort, and lightness — the result is an efficient and highly practical tool for vol-bivouac missions. Everything about this harness, from the materials to the harness chassis and comfort level, is designed for intensive use in the mountains.
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|Height (cm)||155 - 170||170 - 180||175 - 185||185 - 195|
*Weights may vary up to 50gm per size due to slight variations in the manufacturing of the fabric used.
Standard colours: Grey (Black-Grey), Blue (Black-Blue)
BV1: Ultimate Vol- Bivouac
This is the harness of choice for the world’s most hardcore vol-biv pilots, including Antoine Girard, who has flown the BV1 deep into the Himalaya and to a world altitude record of 8400m over Broad Peak.
A large inflatable back protector, ample storage to take onboard all the kit needed for long trips, and other innovative features such as a solar-panel mounting anchors set the BV1 apart. It’s “everything you need, nothing you don’t” with practical features such as a fully load-bearing anti-forget harness system.
An advantage of inflatable back protection is that it can be inflated with your gear in place. The result is that your equipment is stored securely and will not move around in flight, and the harness is very comfortable even with full kit*.
The inflatable protection pocket is easy to load and unload thanks to its large horizontal access point. It easily stores heavy and cumbersome equipment such as your stove, tent or hiking poles (which you hopefully won’t need to use, much). A large dual zip rear compartment is easily loaded and unloaded, and is locked shut with magnets. The hydration pouch compartment is located here, with tube access over the shoulder. The pocket under the cockpit is ideal for external battery storage. Upper Pod Pocket: Easily accessible, it’s ideal for cameras and other in-flight needs. Left side storage: Large enough to accept a camera pole or other accessories.
Solar panel attachment anchors are located on the top of the pod, allowing you to install the solar panels post-take-off to charge your external power source.
Structured for Comfort
The BV1's support structure is reinforced with nitinol rods in the back, and carbon rods under the seat, for a relaxed recline and quick & easy transition to landing position for technical top landings. Its wide leg straps are integrated with a comfortable and secure feeling bucket seat, and both leg straps open for easy gear-up.
*Harness back protector meets EN certification requirements only when fully inflated.
Integral front mounted reserve container
The BV1 has an integral front mounted reserve parachute container. The container is certified for parachutes with a volume of between 3 and 5ltr, and will accept the Ozone Angel SQ Pro and most modern lightweight rescue parachutes. We have tested it with the Angel SQ 120 which fits. It will also just accept the Angel SQ 140, but it is a very tight fit [Flybubble: Angel SQ 140 not recommended]. We recommend to use a smaller lightweight parachute with a small packing volume [Flybubble: max volume 5L, ideal 3-4 L).
“With the input of a vol-biv expert like Antoine Girard it is no surprise that Ozone have created a real competitor to the revered Kolibri. In the air both feel similar, and both will easily take your kit for an extended vol-biv adventure. It’s the details that will probably make your decision for you, and of course how the harness fits your particular body size and shape.
Despite having to inflate the protection and the softlinks, I found the BV1 a little easier to live with for daily use, not having to step in, and slightly easier clip-in method.
All in all it’s a well thought-through product that I would be happy to take on my adventures. With its small pack size and easy-to-use-features I also found myself grabbing it for my everyday flying, and that says it all.”— Marcus King, Xc Magazine, Issue 231 (full review)
- Large & efficient gear storage options
- Excellent comfort & support
- Only 1.9kg for the MS size
- Durable enough for many seasons of use
- Available in 4 sizes
- Rear storage compartment: 32L
- Underseat storage (inflatable protector compartment): 30L
- Inflatable protector weight: 210gr
- Total harness weight includes link lite, inflatable protector, speed-system, reserve bridles, rescue handle, delivered with inflation protection / glider compression bag
- EN / LTF certified to maximum load of 120kg (PH-340-2021 by Air Tuquoise)
- Buckle: Aluminum toogle
- Rescue riser: Dynema 6mm
- Structure: Technisangle Dynema 7mm / Torus Line Dynema
- Nitinol rod, Ripstop fabric 145, Ripstop fabric 70, EVA foam 5mm
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|Shipping Details||When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page|
|Model Status||Current model|