lightweight rescue parachute

New lightweight production possibilities were reason for us to proceed in developing good rescue technology and make it even better.


Advanced material provided the basis for weight reduction and smaller packed measure. Compared with Annular Classic we were able to reduce the weight by almost 30% at similar material costs. Smart is designed as PDA (Pull-Down-Apex) annular parachute. This means, that pulling the centre line, enlarges its projected surface and reduces the canopy's volume. Thus sink rate and opening time are reduced.

Developing Smart we focussed on high pendulum stability, which is even more important in rescue systems than low sink rates. High pendulum stability and low sink rate result in smooth landings.

Like all our annular parachutes, Smart comes up with serial deployment accelerators, Ram air pocktes, which achieve fast opening times even at extreme conditions.

  • Exceptional value for money
  • Low weight
  • Large surface
  • Small packed measure
  • Clearly visible colour: red
  • Ram air pockets: for the fastest and most reliable opening ever achieved in annular parachutes
  • Pendulum stability
  • Well-proven annular shape
  • Easy to pack
  • For high all up load: EN 100kg / LTF 120kg
Rescue system surface m² max. total load (LTF) sink rate at max. load (LTF) max. take-off weight (EN, max. 5.5 m/s sink rate) weight of the parachute
Smart L 38,4 m² 120 kg 6,3 m/s bei 120 kg 100 kg 1,8 kg

Available for paragliders as well as hang-gliders.


We have created a separate info page on this topic, which will hopefully explain any questions you may have: RAM-Air Pockets

There is also a detailed explanation of this topic with picture examples: round and cruciform parachutes

We have created a summary for the appropriate model selection, which can be accessed with the following link: Model selction and practical tips

Suitable products and accessory for this reserve

Reserve front container with a cockpit for your instruments.

The front container Multi is suitable for almost every reserve. It allows to pack the rescue parachute very compactly.

The independence packing kit contains everything you need to re-pack your rescue parachute.