Ozone Ultralite 4
Light / Mountain - EN A
The 4th generation of the Ultralite series is a totally new design that is packed with new features and technology. The UL4 delivers a higher level of efficiency, increased glide performance, higher top speed, more agility, and even easier inflation behaviour.
ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY, STILL COMPLETELY, THE WORLD’S LIGHTEST CERTIFIED DUAL-SURFACE PARAGLIDER!*
- New profile, planform, rigging
- Increased glide performance, higher top speed
- Easier inflation and launch
- Lighter, lower pack volume
- The ultimate choice for hike & fly pilots
OZONE’s research into light-wing construction began back in 2001 with the introduction of the Peak, one of the first modern mountain-specific wings. The Ultralite series followed, and has been widely considered the benchmark for Hike & Fly wings ever since. The 4th generation of the Ultralite series is a totally new design that is packed with new features and technology. The UL4 delivers a higher level of efficiency, increased glide performance, higher top speed, more agility, and even easier inflation behaviour. To top it off, the UL4 is a few grams lighter than any previous Ultralite, with even smaller pack volume!
Over the past 15+ years of lightweight paraglider development here at OZONE, our light wings have launched from the summit of Everest, competed in every edition of the X-Alps, and broken vol-biv distance records around the world. The Ultralite series remains very close to the OZONE R&D Team’s heart, as everyone on our team is a keen mountain explorer or hike & fly pilot.
As such, development of our lightweight equipment is continuous, and we have gained a lot of experience and knowledge working with lightweight materials and special construction techniques, which has resulted in a wide range of wings from the innovative single surface XXLite to the X-Alps conquering LM5. The Ultralite 4 incorporates all of this know-how and experience into the lightest wing that we have ever certified. Because the Ultralite is actually a full sized wing, launching and landing it is as safe and easy as in a normal paraglider, allowing you to use it with confidence in the most extreme conditions: at high altitude, in deep snow, or on the most difficult launches.
The UL4 offers enough performance to thermal, ridge soar, or even go XC with security and comfort. Our aim whilst designing it was to increase the performance, speed, and agility of its predecessors without compromising the safety, durability or pack volume. Its reduced weight is a result of a modern sail construction using an intelligent mix of 27g Porcher Skytex, Dominico N20D, and Dominico N10D, which have a proven track record of longevity.
The new profile, internal structure, and riser design allows the wing to reach a higher top speed with improved efficiency throughout the speed range, thanks to 3D shaping. A 14% reduction in overall line drag and optimised leading edge openings have also improved efficiency. The planform remains similar to its predecessor, with the same low aspect ratio – this maintains comfort and ease of use, and is the foundation of the Ultralite’s exceptional safety behaviour. The risers feature extended speed range, and low-friction rings for additional weight savings.
Fully certified and available in 4 sizes, the Ultralite 4 is suitable for pilots from beginner-intermediate to expert, and a wide range of pilot weights. The Ultralite 4 is designed for hike and fly pilots and anyone who is keen to own a second wing for easy travelling. Although it is a full sized wing in the air, the Ultralite’s extremely light weight and compact design folds into an almost pocket size, meaning that you can take it with you anywhere, anytime. Imagine fitting your glider, harness, reserve parachute and helmet all under the seat in front of you or in the overhead compartment on your next vacation!
*There is always a chance that another dual surface design has been recently certified, but as of early 2017 the UL4 is still the world’s lightest!
|Nº of Cells||34||34||34||34|
|Projected Area (m2)||16.7||18.3||20.2||22.1|
|Flat Area (m2)||19||20.9||23||25.2|
|Projected Aspect Ratio||3.4||3.4||3.4||3.4|
|Flat Aspect Ratio||4.5||4.5||4.5||4.5|
|In-Flight weight range||55-90||55-95||65-105||75-120|
|EN / LTF||B||A||A||A|
* Ultralite weights may vary up to 50gm per size due to slight variations in the manufacturing of the fabric used.
Top Surface : Dominico N20D / 10D
Bottom Surface : Dominico 10D
Ribs : Skytex 27 Hard
Upper Lines: Edelrid 8000U
Mid Lines: Edelrid 8000U
Lower Lines: Edelrid 8000U
- Light Blue-White-Light Green (LWH)
- Light Green-White-Red (HWR)
- White-Light Green-Light Blue (WHL)
Custom Colours: Choose your custom colours here and then email us the Ozone Colour Reference with your order.
ABOUT CUSTOM COLOURS
Ozone encourages you to customize your own personal colour combination for your wing. Customization generally incurs a small fee. Once you’ve decided you can share your design with your friends, or if you are ready to order, send it to your local Ozone dealer to check if there is a charge and place the final order.
Please note that because the glider will be built specifically for you in the Ozone factory, payment must be received before production can begin.
FABRIC COLOUR AND UV RESISTANCE
Please be aware that the colour you see on your screen may not accurately represent the actual fabric colour. Given the wide varience in monitor calibration and the fabric appearance in different light and colour combinations, it is impossible to perfectly represent fabric colour on screen. If you have any doubts about the colours, look at photos of various wings on our website to see them in different light and colour combinations or contact your local dealer to see the fabric in person.
All of the fabric that we use undergoes extensive testing in prototype colour phase to ensure colourfastness, mechanical stability, porosity, and general longevity before we put it into production. Once our fabric is in production, every meter of it is rigorously inspected upon arrival in our factory, and fabric which does not pass our stringent quality control standards is returned to the manufacturer. We are frequently asked, "Which colours last the longest, or have the best UV resistance?" All of the colours that we stock score between 4 and 5 on a scale of 1-5, with 5 being the highest possible rating for longevity.
Your Ozone wing is delivered with the following accessories as standard: 26L or 33L pack, Inner Bag, Glider Strap, Speed Bar, OZONE Stickers, Repair Cloth, OZONE Keyring, Line Length Chart.
Ozone offers a range of backpack choices when you order your wing. To change the type of backpack that will come with your wing, please speak with your Ozone Dealer.
|Model Status||Current model|
|EN Certification||EN A, EN B|
|LTF Certification||LTF A, LTF B|
|Shipping Details||When in stock, UK approx 2-5 workdays, other countries see shipping page|