Woody Valley GTO light (PAST MODEL)
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Model Status: Past model
Superseded by the Woody Valley GTO light 2
Lightweight, fully-certified paragliding pod harness without seatboard. GTO light is an ideal compromise between comfort and lightness, 3 kg in size M, the perfect solution for hike&fly fans who do not want to give up the comfort of a non-light harness.
|Weight*||2.92 Kg||3.05 Kg||3.28 Kg||3.37 Kg|
|Distance between karabiner and seat||46 cm||48 cm||50.5 cm||52 cm|
|Karabiner-to-karabiner distance (min. max.)||37.5 – 48 cm||37.5 – 51.5 cm|
|Lower ballast capacity||3.8 litres||4.5 litres||5.3 litres||5.7 litres|
|Higher ballast capacity||1 litre|
|Certification||EN – LTF|
|Type of closing strap system||Get-Up with anti-forget system|
|Type of back protection||16 cm foam protection and Lightshield protection (TÜV cat. 2)|
|Number of certification||EAPR-GZ-0831/18|
|Rescue container||Under the seat, with lateral handle|
|Volume of the reserve parachute housing||3000 – 5000 cm3|
*Total weight, including reserve parachute handles, karabiners, protection, speed-bar.
Standard colours: Black, Blue-Black
- Speedbag (leg cover)
- Back protection
- Reserve handle with integrated deployment bag
- Detachable instrument panel
- S.O.S. label
GTO light: comfort and lightness
The GTO light is a lightweight, seatboardless version of Woody Valley's X-Alps GTO pod harness. It's a fully-equipped XC harness with top comfort and foam back protection. It has no seatboard, to reduce the weight, and made with high-quality materials for optimum durability.
This is the very first time Woody Valley are making a harness without a seat board. Instead, it has two lateral fibreglass battens, ensuring excellent comfort and handling.
Just like the Haska2 and Wani2, the GTO light is available in four sizes: S, M, L and XL. The sizing system is also the same as these harnesses (different to previous Woody Valley harness models).
The speedbag (leg cover) is attached to the harness with a zipper, and is easy to replace in case of damage or wear and tear.
As per the new certification rules and G-force test, the GTO light comes complete with its own deployment bag.
To conveniently carry the GTO light and all your lightweight equipment, there are the additional options of a specially-designed lightweight rucksack (RUCKSACK light) and lightweight concertina bag (CONCERTINA light). These are optional extras, which means you have the choice of whether to buy these or not.
The RUCKSACK light comes in the same S-M-L-XL size system as the GTO light. The M size weighs 650 grams. Follow the link for more details on the Woody Valley GTO Rucksack Light.
The CONCERTINA light is 260 cm long and weighs 260 grams.
Back protection homologated at 33G (size M weighs gr. 450).
Additional standard back protection for the higher back, it is the same one already used for the HASKA2 and WANì2.
Carabiners in different colours.
Front pocket suitable also for anti-G.
Spacious lower pocket suitable also for ballast sack.
Spacious back pocket with dedicated telescopic poles container.
Large side pockets.
Streamlined pocket for the radio or camera.
Pocket designed for camel bag.
Safe and functional pee tube.
Detachable speedbag (leg cover) with zip.
The seat board has been replaced by two fiberglass side battens, which reduce the overall weight and at the same time preserves comfort and stability.
Detachable instrument panel.
Woody Valley GTO light reviews
Reviews of the Woody Valley GTO light paragliding pod harness.
GTO light review by Flybubble (video)
The Woody Valley GTO LIGHT is best for experienced XC pilots who want a durable lightweight harness with top level performance, hike and fly enthusiasts who mostly do XC flying and Volbiv adventurers who need to store large amounts of gear for back country epics. Minor improvements can be made, depending on your needs.
Great aerodynamics, construction and design combine in a winning concept.
- Greg Hamerton, Flybubble (review)
GTO light review by Cross Country Mag (video)
From a first two hour’s XC flying with the Woody Valley GTO Light harness, it’s clear that Woody Valley have made a very, very impressive harness here.
Overall, very impressed! I’ve been looking for a light harness with a fairing for ages – it seems brands have been a little slow to cotton on to the huge potential for this market segment – and Woody Valley look to have nailed it first time.
- Hugh Miller, Cross Country Magazine (review)
Register your Woody Valley product online to validate the warranty.
Woody Valley have produced some very handy video tutorials for the GTO light.
Video: Woody Valley GTO light manual
Video: GTO light parachute installation
Video: GTO light speedbag & footplate assembly
|Model Status||Past model|