Advance Progress 2


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PROGRESS 2 reversible harness – Uncompromisingly unique

With the PROGRESS 2 ADVANCE launches a completely new reversible harness with unique features. The 
PROGRESS 2 is the first reversible airbag harness which loses nothing in elegance and looks when compared
with a conventional harness. At around 3.5 kg the PROGRESS 2 is an extremely light, no-seatboard harness
with integrated reserve system and LTF certified airbag. All the harness design innovations that ADVANCE have
developed in recent years have found a place in the PROGRESS 2. This all-round harness is best suited for
beginners and leisure pilots, travellers and Hike & Flyers.

Things to know about the PROGRESS 2

Extremely light and long-lived as well
Weighing only 3.5 kg the PROGRESS 2 is the lightest inside-out harness with built-in reserve. But we’re not 
talking light harnesses here; the pilot does not have to worry about robustness and longevity. Even the outside
of the rucksack is made from the same trusted Oxford fabric as the COMFORTPACK. Minimal weight is
achieved by sophisticated seatboardless design.
Ergonomic and compact
Includes compression inner sack
So that the paraglider takes up minimum space in the PROGRESS 2 rucksack  ADVANCE delivers the harness with a compression bag. The COMPRESSBAG replaces the usual glider inner bag and is designed to go with the PROGRESS 2. Compactly stowed equipment makes a rucksack much more comfortable to carry, without damaging the glider. The folded wing is packed in the conically shaped COMPRESSBAG, and the two side zips then squeeze the air out of the glider and COMPRESSBAG. This greatly reduces the glider volume, and leaves space in the compact rucksack for clothes and instruments.
The COMPRESSBAG comes in the harness colours (black/red or black/maize). If a special colour is ordered for the PROGRESS 2 the COMPRESSBAG will come in the same “black/special colour” design.

The PROGRESS 2 continues the ADVANCE seatboardless harness tradition. An ergonomic 3D-contoured 

supporting surface fits the pilot’s body like a second skin. This results in a high degree of comfort in flight, and
exceptional freedom of movement on the ground. We’ve carried our philosophy into the rucksack mode. As an
exceptionally snug-packing rucksack it is very comfortable to carry, leaving the hiking pilot free to fully enjoy the 
original ethos of paragliding: Vol Libre!

Protection all round

The PROGRESS 2 protector passed its LTF test with flying colours, and can provide absolutely top protection 
values. The airbag fills very quickly after takeoff. As soon as operating pressure has been achieved air then
feeds through to inflate the back compartment of the harness, backing up the protector function throughout
flight and landing.

New type of reserve system

The PROGRESS 2 reserve is stowed at the back. Here it does not take up space that could otherwise be used 
for the protector, and ground handling is greatly improved; reserve weight is taken on the shoulders so there
is no annoying thing bumping the backs of the knees during flight preparation and takeoff. The sense of free 
movement on the ground is greatly enhanced.
Pilot height cm 155 - 172 165 - 187 175 - 202
Seatboard width cm N.A. * N.A. * N.A. *
Seatboard depth cm N.A. * N.A. * N.A. *
Carabiner height cm ca. 43* ca. 46* ca. 48*
Carabiner distance cm 45-49 47-51 49-53
Weight kg 3.3 3.5 3.8
Rucksack volume lt 70 75 87.5
Load test     DIN EN 1651, 120 kg  
Airbag certification     LTF 91/09  
Colours Harness black / red black/ maize  
  Rucksack anthrazit /red anthrazit / maize  

More Hard Facts

•  Reserve inner container size is variable.
•  The reserve handle sits close to the body and is easy to grab in any situation.
•  The reserve is well protected from outside disturbance, and unintentional release.
•  Reserve deployment has been successfully tested in various situations under 4kg loading in the
•  All reserve handling is straightforward and clear.
•  Stowing the reserve in the PROGRESS 2 is simple. Exact packing instructions will be shown in the owner’s
  manual, soon to be downloadable on www.advance.ch/progress.

Important Details

Harness mode
•  Seat area that fits the body perfectly 
•  Outstanding comfort when standing, moving around and 
  taking off
•  Air-filled back area
•  High-scoring protector
•  Easy-adjust buckles
•  Adjustable sitting angle
•  Shoulder reserve suspension
•  Drink tube openings and securing points on the shoulder

Rucksack mode

•  Detachable waist belt
•  Various attachment possibilities and pockets
•  Adjustable and stowable net helmet holder
•  Closable pocket on the waist belt
•  Stowage bungee on the back compartment
•  Drink tube fixture on the shoulder strap
•  Hand rest loops on the shoulder straps for comfortable  walking
•  Rucksack compression system

Delivery includes as standard

•  2 Alu main carabiners (Alias)
•  Harness/reserve V-connection, and combined reserve  handle and four flap inner container
•  Speedbar holdback
•  Ball bearing speed line pulleys
•  “Getting started” booklet

Optional extras•  

Foot stirrup (including integrated speed system)


Which pilots is the PROGRESS 2 suitable for?

The PROGRESS 2 is suitable for beginners and leisure pilots who are looking for compact and light equipment 
for all-round use. The PROGRESS 2 is also ideal for travel or Hike & Fly. 

Why was the PROGRESS 2 designed without a seatboard?

The ergonomically shaped seat area fits the body shape perfectly. Pressure points are thus eliminated and sit-
ting comfort raised. In addition, freedom of movement on the ground is considerably improved – when you run
there is no seatboard knocking on the backs of your knees. And, not least, no seatboard is one reason for the
low weight of around 3.5 kg – rucksack included!

How does the PROGRESS 2 achieve its excellent handling on the ground and in the air?

The PROGRESS 2 reserve is carried on the back. It doesn’t take up protector volume and handling is greatly 
improved; the reserve weight is taken on the shoulders and does not bump the backs of the knees - freedom 
of movement on the ground is much better as a result. Then there’s the optimised design and simple, easy-tosee
adjustment capability.
All the settings can be altered
in the air.

Can a foot stirrup be fitted?

Yes; a foot stirrup with incorporated speed system is available for the PROGRESS 2 as an optional extra.

Where are the ADVANCE 3D design advantages?

The PROGRESS 2 was developed using ADVANCE’s own 3D CAD software. The complex curved shapes of 
the many components could be analysed, processed and reduced by this software. This produces a comprehensive
sequence of real advantages for the pilot. From the engineering point of view the harness benefits from perfect tailoring and calculated stressing, and these contribute to an elegant silhouette, fewer creases and, ultimately, improved aerodynamics
(less drag). On the personal front precise implementation of the desired ergonomic shape improves comfort.


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


Seb N.
5 of 5 Stars
Perfectly designed, all-day comfort, really light weight. I have used it for hike and fly, thermalling, XC and all sorts of mucking about. Its a fabulous harness. Although light it feels strong and safe. I love the split leg arrangement with such a simple clip in design. It is as reactive as you like, tighten the strap to fall asleep, or loosen it off to throw the glider around. It's very easy on the ground and and so easy to get into after launch. Agreed, it is expensive, but it is definitely worth it.


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