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Sport Class XC Harness

The Swift Sport is placed between Swift Race and Swift Zero harnesses. Inspired by the Swift Race, sharing its proven geometry and comfort, without the competition specific additional front reserve option. The Swift Sport delivers the best balance between aerodynamics, comfort, weight and cost for Sport Class pilots.

The main differences compared to the Swift Race harness:

  • Rear fairing is inspired by the Swift Race – inflatable, but shorter than the original.
  • Under the seat integral reserve compartment only vs. additional front reserve container on the Swift Race.
  • The flight deck/Instrument panel is removable in favor of changing between harnesses compared to the integral flight deck of the Swift Race.
  • The front pod material has been upgraded to a lighter material, which is elastic and sealed against wind and water, insulating from the elements.
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    Body Geometry

    Body Geometry – before everything, we have made sure that geometry of this harness is perfect. We worked hard to achieve balance between comfort and activeness. The Swift will transmit exactly what the wing is doing, but in a way which is reassuring and not surprising.

    Comfort was the main objective and it was achieved by extensive, padded support throughout the harness. A fully breathable padded back with wide shoulder straps for load distribution help relieve any pressure points which can occur after hours in the harness. The rigid seatplate is covered by dense foam and complemented by load bearing semi-rigid elements integrated into the back of the harness (APCO exclusive) making sure body stays in the optimal ergonomic position regardless of how each webbing adjustment is set up.

    Speed & Aerodynamics

    Special attention was aimed at improving the speed system. A double set of ball bearing pulleys promote a smooth and effortless operation of the speed system.
    Regardless of your wing, you will be amazed how easy it is to push the speed bar with this harness. A special feature incorporated into this harness is an adjustable position speed system pulley.

    This system allows to move the pulleys position according the pilot’s center of gravity, preventing the harness from pitching up or down when applying speed system. This feature is unique to APCO and is an example of our attention to the technical details of performance in flight.

    The Swift Zero has a low drag profile. The rear fairing doubles also as a huge back pocket that can store all your flying gear and more. The back Fairing retains an aerodynamic shape in flight and is easy to fold for packing and storage.

    A zipped closed rescue bridle channel contributes to the sleek harness surface and a safe secure reserve deployment sequence.

    Lightweight

    the Swift Zero is was designed to be light. Saying that, it is still a durable harness and no short cuts were taking with construction or materials.

    It is as light as possible to make a harness without compromising on durability or performance.

    Pilot Suitability

    Based on a proven tested competition harness, the Swift Zero is a trickled down version of the Swift Race intended for pilots searching for competition level comfort at a weekend warrior price-point. For pilots who have never used a pod harness, its smooth feedback and comfort will improve thermaling capacity and XC performance.

    The Swift Zero will upgrade any pilot’s flying sensation and will be the ultimate choice for breaking existing records!

    SizeM/LXL
    Pilot Sizeup to 185cm180cm and Up
    Weight (empty)4.11 kg. (including 3 step accelerator)4.31* kg. (including 3 step accelerator)
    Polycomb seatplate0.3 kg.0.3 kg.
    Polycomb foot plate0.2 kg.0.2 kg.
    Airfoam Protector0.7 kg.0.7 kg.
    Total Weight5.415.61*
    Lexan Plate0.25 kg. (optional)0.25 kg. (optional)
    CertificationEN/LTF
    up to 120 kg
    EN/LTF
    up to 120 kg
    * Estimated

    One colour only: Black with Blue and Yellow

    Fully EN certified to 120 [kg]. The Swift Sport carries over certification from Swift Race. No changes have been made to the webbing structure, under the seat reserve system and back protection.

    Pilot Protection

    The pilot protection environment of SWIFT is as extensive as possible:
    A full 17 [cm] Airfoam protector combining a lexan sheet which aids in spreading the load over the absorbing area of the airfoam, offering the maximum protection available on any competition harness.

    The airfoam with its energy absorbing capabilities will protect from any large impact. The Lexan sheet plate will spread any sharp impact (Rock edges) over the area of the airfoam and will prevent penetration of object (tree branches) through the harness in case of an accident.

    Parachute Reserve System

    The SWIFT Zero has a integrated emergency compartment inder the seat, incorporates a zipper closing bridle channel and magnetic flap cover of the compartment itself for easy preflight check of the reserve handle.

    The parachute compartment is ideally suited to take the range of APCO Mayday parachutes, Including the Superlight Guided Mayday, which have proven themselves time and time again, saving hundreds of pilots over the years.

    What are the differences between the three models of Swift?

    Swift Harness Comparison Table:

    Comparison Table: Apco Swift Harness Series
    Model Zero Sport Race
    Pilot Weekend/XC/Comp XC/Comp XC/ Record/PWC
    Weight 5.11 5.51 6.15
    Certification EN EN EN
    Price $ $$ $$$
    Aerodynamics ★★★☆☆ ★★★★☆ ★★★★★
    Pod Material PU Coated Lycra PU Coated Lycra Neoprene
    Under the seat integral reserve
    front mounted reseve cntainer Integrated
    Cockpit Optional Optional Integrated
    Drogue Chute (Anti-G) Pocket
    Inflating Rear Fairing
    Inflating Nose Cone
    Water drinking Bladder Pocket
    Ballast container
    Zipped Side Pockets 2 2 2
    Relief Tube Exit
    Adjustable Speedsystem Pully Position
    Ball Bearing Pulleys
    Three -step Speed Bar
    Hook-knife pocket
    Radio / Accessory Shoulder Pocket
    Chest Strap Whistle
    17cm Certified Airfoam Protector
    Adjustable ABS


    Why is the air-foam not all the way under the seat?

    Protection wise: we believe this is one of the most comprehensive harnesses in the category, as most harnesses do not have the lexan plate. (protects against sharp objects and spreads concentrated impacts..)
    Under the seat there must be space for water ballast (C.G) and the reserve so there is a technical restriction. I believe it is similar with all harnesses in this category.
    Customers should also understand that nothing is allowed to press against the reserve compartment  – as this can cause deployment problems..

    The Swift harness is supplied as standard, complete with:

    • Polycomb Seatplate
    • Polycomb Footrest
    • Three step integrated speed bar
    • Airfoam Protector and Lexan plate.

    Optional Accessories

    Guided Mayday SLT

    $992.00$1,012.00

    G-MD SLT is the new born superlight brother of our well known and respected G-MD and weights less than 2kg.

    Mayday Super Light (SLT)

    $899.00$1,099.00

    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.

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    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
    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 185
    Split Legs Paramotor
    HIGH Hook-In points
    L/XL with
    zipper extender
    434101.590 (incl.)185 and up
    Split Legs Paramotor
    LOW Hook-In points
    S/M with
    zipper extender
    435001.590 (incl.)Up to 185
    Split Legs Paramotor
    LOW Hook-In points
    L/XL with
    zipper extender
    435101.590 (incl.)180 and up
    Universal ParamotorMultisize with
    zipper extender
    410153.100 (incl.)Up to 190
    SLT Paramotor Harness
    High Hook-Up points
    Multisize with
    zipper extender
    280152.550 (incl.)Up to 190
    SLT Paramotor Harness
    Low Hook-Up points
    Multisize with
    zipper extender
    4204152.530 (incl.)Up to 190
    Trike Pilotone size491002.850 (incl.)160-190
    Trike Passengerone size492502.100 (incl.)160-190
    *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.

    Product Codes

    SWIFT is supplied as standard complete with lightweight polycomb seatplate, polycomb leg plate, 3 step integrated speed bar, removable flight deck, airfoam protector and Lexan plate.

    • 44640 – SWIFT ZERO HARNESS – M/L
    • 44645  – SWIFT ZERO HARNESS – XL

    Additionally recommended:

    • 42025 – Light Universal Reserve Bridles
    • 34019G – Gate Lock Karabiner
    • 80053 – Flight Deck – Top Part (Cockpit)
    • 80052 -BallastBag-BottomPart – Flight Deck Compatible (Zipped on)
      (Note: Reserve Option Bottom Part is not compatible with this harness)