Advance Lightness 2


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The new lightweight pod harness from Advance.. The Lightness 2

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3 products, 1 concept. With its LTF certified foam protector and built-in reserve system the LIGHTNESS 2 is a fully operational harness for XC and Hike&Fly pilots who like to travel in comfort with light equipment. In the package are the harness and its LIGHTPACK 2, including the COMPRESSBAG LIGHT.


LIGHTNESS 2 geometry has been further developed, and it now has an ergonomic seat shell which adapts itself to the small of the back. This provides perfect back support; and pressure points become a thing of the past. Feedback from our test pilots: «The most comfortable reclining harness in the history of ADVANCE!»


It was possible to save weight when developing the LIGHTNESS 2 thanks to refining the design and choosing the right materials, without compromising the well-known ADVANCE quality. The new COMPRESSBAG LIGHT allows the paraglider to be packed very small in the LIGHTPACK. Put together these make a up light but complete package.



High level of handling comfort: Setting up the harness is straightforward and clear. Unlike the original Lightness the LIGHTNESS 2 straps can be adjusted in flight. This makes life much easier and more comfortable for the LIGHTNESS 2 pilot.

Improved aerodynamics:

The spoiler on the speedbag guides the airflow up over the upper body, and the (previously empty ) zone around the neck is now provided with an inflated cushion, that rounds of f the streamlines. An incidental advantage of this inflatable design is that it does not disturb the pilot on the ground / taking off.

  •  LTF certified foam protector
  •  interchangeable speedbag sizes (like the IMPRESS 3)
  •  two-buckle ADVANCE system for the chest and leg straps ( Safe-T-System )
  •  Closure Remember System
  •  tear-resistant 10mm / 15 mm strap system with «easy adjust» buckles
  •  integrated reserve system with shoulder support points
  •  drink tube openings and holding loops on the shoulder straps
  •  additional stowage space
  •  neoprene covers on the leg straps
  •  air-filled neck area coordinates an elegant outline
  •  clearly defined sitting position for optimal aerodynamics
  •  speed system with ball bearing pulleys
  •  opening for relief tube I


The LIGHTNESS 2 delivery package contains:

  •  harness and speedbag with carbon footboard
  •  2 Alias carabiners
  •  integrated cockpit
  •  detachable mini chest strap
  •  EN /LTF foam protector under the seat
  •  comfort foam for the back
  •  reserve V-connection and reserve handle connected to the four flap inner container
  •  speed system
  •  «Getting started» booklet Kit includes (not fitted ):
  •  removable instrument panel


Technical Data
Pilot hight cm 155-172 165-183 178-200
Seating width cm - - -
Carabiner height cm - - -
Chest strap width cm 40-48 40-48 40-48
Harness weight kg 2.8 2.95 3.05
Load test   EN 1651, 120 kg EN 1651, 120 kg EN 1651, 120 kg
Certification foam protector   LTF 91/09 LTF 91/09 LTF 91/09
Rucksack volume l 82 82 90
Weight rucksack kg 0.84 0.84 0.88
Weight Compressbag light g 150 150 155
    • *The hammock principle means that the harness adapts itself exactly to the pilot’s body shape. The seat surface width becomes that of the pilot, and this dimension sets the height of the carabiner suspension points. 

      Important: Pilots in the following intermediate height ranges (165 to 172 cms - S or M harness, and 178 to 183 cms - M or L harness) are recommended to test both relevant speedbag sizes for the best fit. The correct speedbag length is fundamental to comfort and a flawless shape.


      What does the inflating neck section do?   It takes up the otherwise dead air space behind the neck, improving the efficiency of airflow around the pilot. This device does not interfere with the pilot on the ground (particularly when manoeuvring for a reverse launch) because it only inflates in the air – where it contributes to a low drag aerodynamic shape.

      How robust is the LIGHTNESS 2?   Lighter material was chosen for the LIGHTNESS 2, and this provides the best robustness for its weight. But even considering its long life and resistance to abrasion and UV radiation it cannot match the abuse-forgiving behaviour of routine harness fabrics. Handle with care!

      Why can this harness not be flown without the speedbag?   The LIGHTNESS-type harness does not have a seatboard, so leg support is necessary – a foot stirrup or speedbag. The speedbag is a part of this harness because it does not make sense to have a stirrup and a legbag. The speedbag combines these two functions and saves weight.

      What makes the LIGHTNESS 2 the most comfortable ADVANCE reclining harness?
      This is very much a result of the back geometry: the ergonomically designed seat shell adjusts itself to the anatomy of the lumbar area («small of the back»), and provides optimal support where it’s needed. The comfort foam also encourages this required shape, and helps to spread the loads over the whole back support area. A mix of different materials and their wall thicknesses results in an overall and coordinated cradling effect which conforms to the body like a second skin.
      Why is the LIGHTNESS 2 sold as a package with its rucksack and a COMPRESSBAG LIGHT?
      This harness, rucksack and COMPRESSBAG LIGHT glider bag are designed to go perfectly together and make up a compact unit. Only when used together can the full potential of the system be realised. The shape of the rucksack matches that of the harness so that this part of the equipment packs very small, and places the harness weight close to the carrier’s back for easy walking. Alternately, the back pocket of the harness is planned to best accept the rucksack for flight. A typical, larger and stiffer rucksack, is more likely to annoy the pilot in flight, and leaves less room for clothes, supplies, walking poles etc... in the harness back pocket. Compared with a reversible harness, where rucksack and harness are part of the same thing, the LIGHTNESS system offers much more flexibility of use.
      How is the LIGHTNESS 2 different from the IMPRESS 3?
      The LIGHTNESS 2 simplifies life – and is even more comfortable. Compared to the IMPRESS 3 it is easier to adjust, has a better reserve system, is lighter and packs up smaller. The correct LIGHTNESS 2 sitting position is clearly indicated and results in an aerodynamically efficient harness attitude.


  • Model: Lightness 2
  • Shipping Weight: 10Kgs
  • 2 Units in Stock
  • Manufactured by: Advance

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