First Harness III

Paragliding & Paramotor Harness

First – A simple and uncluttered harness for teaching or soaring flights. ABS control, and enough adjustment to fit all but the largest and very smallest of pilots. Strong, lightweight and durable. The classic starter harness. Also used for Bivouac and high mountain flights.

More Features:

  • APCO quick lock buckles are standard
  • Light, simple harness – only 1.6 Kg (without seatplate), 2.145 Kg (with seatplate)
  • One size fits all – with zipper expander (zipper closed: S/M size, zipper opened: L/XL size)
  • Strong and durable fabric for extreme use and long life
  • 2 stage seat plate for added comfort
  • Ideal for schools and ground handling
  • Large rear storage compartment
  • Compatible with externally mounted Mayday rescue system (any)
Pilot Size (Height) [cm]SizeWeight 
140-190Multisize with
zipper expander
First Harness1.600 [Kg]
With Seat plate2.145 [Kg]

It is possible to fit a side or front mounted reserve parachute, which can be connected to the reserve attachment points on the shoulders of the harness.

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Optional Accessories

34019G: Gate Lock Karabiner


Attaches your harness to the risers of your glider

Out of stock

80015: Front Container and connection bridle

Can be fitted to any certified harness on the market today.


Light weight, simple and elegant container for paramotor or free flight use.
Includes an optional flight deck with space for two instruments.
The Universal container has multiple attachment points to accommodate mounting on most paramotor frames/harnesses.
Available in 2 sizes to cover all sizes of APCO reserve parachutes

80054 – EP Front container – Bottom Part


The bottom part EP compartment is designed as a separate unit to be zipped onto the flight deck. It made from stretchable Neoprene fabric and can hold any size Emergency Parachute.


Mayday Paraglider


Apco Aviation started manufacturing the Mayday in 1984, and since then put over 40,000 pieces into service in the Paragliding and Hang Gliding markets. The Mayday has hundreds of life saving deployments to its name, from beginners to world champions ( Read letters from saved pilots).

Harnesses – Sizing Table

HarnessSizeCodeHarness Weight [Kg]*Pilot Size (cm)Back Length (mm) - ASeat Length (mm) - BSeat Width (mm) - CDist. between Karabiners (mm)- DSupported Back (mm) - EHook-in Height (mm) - FPod Length - G
First IIIMultisize with
zipper expander
481332.145 (incl.)140-190
Hikeone size470301.300 (incl.)160 to 190610430230 x 2295 - 490320420
Chairbag Integral Vone size460303.240 (incl.)160-185700390380385 - 575450430
RitmaS/M450503.900 (incl.)Up to 170680400390420 - 615360420
RitmaL/XL451004.000 (incl.)170-185750435400420 - 615400415
RitmaXXL451504.100 (incl.)180 and up750435400420 - 615400405
Spark IIS/M431025.120 (incl.)Up to 170740370350375 - 575400390
Spark IIL/XL432025220 (incl.)170-185775410390375 - 575420415
Spark IIXXL433025320 (incl.)180 and up790470400375 - 575420440
KittoS / M443102710 (incl.)up to 185
KittoL / XL443202840 (incl.)**180 - 205
Swift RaceM/L446105.950 (incl.)up to 190640410320395 - 540360440900 - 1000
Swift RaceXL446206.150 (incl.)185 and up700460340360 - 5353704801000 - 1100
Swift SportM/L446305.310 (incl.)up to 190640410320395 - 540360440900 - 1000
Swift SportL/XL446355.510 (incl.)185 and up700460340360 - 5353704801000 - 1100
Swift ZeroM/L446404910 (incl.)up to 190640410320395 - 540360440900 - 1000
Swift ZeroL/XL446455.110 (incl.)185 and up700460340360 - 5353704801000 - 1100
Tandem Pilot Harnessone size424004.500 (incl.)Up to 195
Tandem Passenger Harnessone size425003.300 (incl.)a wide range
of passenger sizes
Split Legs Paramotor
HIGH Hook-In points
S/M with
zipper extender
434001.590 (incl.)Up to 185600/660260230x2340-500380/440600/690
Split Legs Paramotor
HIGH Hook-In points
L/XL with
zipper extender
434101.590 (incl.)185 and up630/690/750300260x2320-530420/480/540620/710
Split Legs Paramotor
LOW Hook-In points
S/M with
zipper extender
435001.590 (incl.)Up to 185600/660260230x2340-500380/440420/480
Split Legs Paramotor
LOW Hook-In points
L/XL with
zipper extender
435101.590 (incl.)180 and up630/690/750300260x2320-530420/480/540420/480/540
Universal ParamotorMultisize with
zipper extender
410153.100 (incl.)Up to 190630/690430390240-640440/500460/680/750
SLT Paramotor Harness
High Hook-Up points
Multisize with
zipper extender
280152.550 (incl.)Up to 190660/720400380360-610380/440590/680
SLT Paramotor Harness
Low Hook-Up points
Multisize with
zipper extender
4204252.495 (incl.)Up to 190660/720400380360-610380/440340/360
Trike Pilotone size491002.850 (incl.)160-190690330+9043050360420-580
Trike Passengerone size492502.100 (incl.)160-190600340410510330350
*Harness weight denotes the total weight of the harness including Standard parts supplied with the harness such as; Seat Plate, Airfoam Protector, vibration foam (PM harnesses), and if relevant, the optional Lexan Plate.
It excludes other optional accessories such as Cockpits, Stirrups, reserve parachutes, zip-on side pickets/reserve containers etc.
**Estimated Weight
  • 48133 – First Harness, One size fits all – with zipper expander (zipper closed S/M size, zipper open L/XL size)