HIKE Mountain Harness

Paragliding Harness

The HIKE harness is our ultra-light, reversible harness/backpack. Designed for maximum comfort while either flying or hiking. Split legs carefully crafted, and ergonomic back support will insure relaxed flying and hiking.

Great for long mountain treks and challenging XC flights. Ideal for speed flying and ridge soaring. Generous size glider bag and well padded back support.
Only 1.3 kg. making it one of the lightest harnesses in this category.


The Hike Harness is EN certified (EN1651:1999, EN12491:2015) when used in conjunction with the specific optional airbag from Apco (Product Code: 47035).





      Apco Hike Harness Video Manual

      • Attachable airbag for extra protection (See more in Protection Tab)
      • Split legs
      • Emergency parachute shoulder attachment points
      • Compression straps for volume adjustment
      • Loop and slide buckle on chest – one click strap in
      • Mesh side pocket
      • Ergonomic breathable back support
      • Generous volume to contain most solo wings [approx. 60 liter]
      • Attachment points for poles / mountain equipment
      • Adjustable shoulder and chest straps
      • Two-position lateral strap to adjust seat position
      • Weight – 1.3 kg.
      • New look high tech cloth
      • Speed bar ready

      SizeOne Size
      Pilot Height [cm]160 to 190
      Back Length mm A610
      Seat Length B430
      Seat Width C230 x 2
      Distance between Karabiners D295 - 490
      Supported Back Length mm E320
      Hook-in Height F420
      Weight [Kg]1.300
      CertificationEN (when used in conjunction with optional Airbag)
      120kg Max Pilot Weight
      Dimension Sketch

      The HIKE has emergency parachute shoulder attachment points, and a variety of external reserve containers can be mounted on the harness. In addition, a optional Airbag can be fitted below the seat.

      Pilot Protection

      AirBagThe airbag is a separate unit to be ordered separately and can be attached to every HIKE harness.
      It is a simple, light and inexpensive masterpiece – will be appreciated by every pilot/hiker.

      • Quick and simple attachment (see photo – red arrows indicate attachment points).
      • Only 220 gr.
      • No rigid elements – nothing to break
      • From extremely high density, light, durable Oxford nylon
      • Effective high volume airbag protection
      • Shaped for minimum drag and maximum airbag efficiency
      • Attractively priced – best value for money

      How to fit the rescue on the Hike?

      In order to connect parachute to the Hike you need an external container – either side or front container (For this harness usually take 81155SLT ).

      In addition you need the 42025: Light Universal harness Bridle

      The Reserve should be connected to the intended shoulder attachment points. The harness has Velcro Leads for routing the bridle up to the shoulder attachments.

      The container should be placed wherever it is convenient for you on the front or on the side.

      What is the bag volume?

      The hike Bag is approximately 55 [Ltr].
      Enough to fit a regular paraglider and an open face helmet

      Optional Accessories

      Out of stock

      43121F: Square rapide maillon #5


      The quicklink 43121F is not suitable for emergency parachute harness connection!

      Intended for use on light harnesses – connecting the wing to the harness only.
      Reserve parachute should be connected to designated shoulder connection points.


      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



      AIRBAG for HIKE harness ::Code 47035:: it is a separate unit and can be attached to every HIKE harness.

      Mayday Super Light (SLT)


      Mayday 16 SLT, Mayday 18 SLT, Mayday 20 SLT – designed for pilots who wish to keep their equipment extremely light. Weight reduction for SLT was achieved by using state of the art materials – canopy cloth used is PN9 (the last, most sophisticated development in parachute cloth), as well as additional weight saving advanced design solutions.



      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
      2 Lightone size426101.300 (incl.)160 to 190610430230 x 2295 - 490320420
      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
      S/M with
      zipper extender
      4204252.495 (incl.)Up to 185660/720400380360-610380/440340/360
      SLT Paramotor Harness
      Low Hook-Up points
      L/XL with
      zipper extender
      4204262.495 (incl.)180 and up660/720400380360-610380/440340/360
      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
      • 47030 – HIKE
      • 47035 – AIRBAG
      • 43107B – Air Extreme Ball bearing Pulleys (optional)
      • 43121F – 2 Karabiners: Square rapide maillon #5 (optional)*

      *The 43121F is not recomended for emergency parachute harness connection

      Apco Hike Harness Video Manual