The F*Lite is designed specifically for the most serious hike & fly pilots and para-alpinists for whom every gram matters. Despite its ridiculously low weight the F*Lite is EN load tested to 100kg.
During more than a year of development, the Ozone R&D Team have worked hard to make this harness not only incredibly light, but also comfortable in flight. Carbon compression bars help to support the pilot’s legs, and the Dyneema thread pattern is far from random. The complex web was developed based on an algorithm which determines stress patterns in the harness. The pattern was specifically designed to cover areas of increased load.
Fred explains the Dyneema structure:
The overall Dyneema fiber structure has been designed by the superposition of individual networks. Each network was designed and dimensioned especially for a specific kind of stress/load.
In the animation, you can see the details of the Dyneema fiber networks in an exploded view. Each color is an individual network.
The major networks are the Yellow for leg support and Green for the back support. They carry most of the pilot weight load during straight flight. During the takeoff and landing phase, they give the load to the Pink and White networks.
- Weight: ~103g (M size*)
- Materials: Porcher ripstop 27g, dyneema thread
Recommended pilot size: 170cm – 185cm
The F*Lite is for hill launching only and is NOT suitable for towing, speed riding or aerobatics.
The only possible adjustment is the length of the shoulder strap retainer, no other adjustments are possible.
The F*Lite is certified EN1651 with a maximum load of 100kg.
- Just the harness.
NB: Connectors (to connect the harness to the wing), speed system or reserve parachute container are NOT included - see options below.
- Connectors (to connect the harness to the wing: a pair of suitable, slim karabiners, maillons or soft links)
- Speed system (light, minimalist recommended, to go with this harness)
- Reserve parachute container (light, minimalist recommended, to go with this harness)
Download F*Lite manual (pdf)
*Flybubble note: The F*Lite is only available in size M. When the F*Lite was originally released in 2014, Ozone said sizes S and L would follow however these have not yet materialized, and it doesn't seem like there is any plans for them to be made anytime soon - if at all.
|Shipping Details||When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page|
|Model Status||Current model|