The Ozone R&D Team continues to extend the boundaries of lightweight paraglider technology with the new Ultralite 3, the world’s lightest certified paraglider.
The past decade of lightweight paraglider development here at Ozone has seen our light wings launch from the summit of Everest, compete in every edition in the history of the X-Alps, and break vol-biv distance records around the world. The Ultralite series remains very close to the Ozone R&D Team’s heart, as we tend to be very keen mountain explorers and hike & fly pilots. The new UL3 is the latest offering from our light range, and we invite you to experience the joy of carrying and flying the world’s lightest certified wing. With a new optimized leading edge design and even more highly refined construction, the UL3 is available in four sizes for pilots seeking the utmost in light weight and portability.
The Ultralite has been the world’s lightest certified paraglider since 2006, and the new UL3 is once again breaking records thanks to an even more highly refined design. The dependability and ease of use that the Ultralite is renowned for remains unchanged, as we have stuck to the essential tenets of the design. When optimizing a light wing, every gram counts, and after intensive trimming of the already low-fat design, the UL3 comes in at almost 300g less than its predecessor and other wings in its class, making it unmatched in terms of weight and packability. The Ultralite remains the ultimate mountain & travel wing.
Because the Ultralite is actually a full sized wing, launching and landing it is as safe and easy as in a normal paraglider, allowing you to use it with confidence in the most extreme conditions: at high altitude, in deep snow, or on the most difficult launches. The UL3 is designed for pilots of beginner-intermediate to expert ability, and all sizes of the Ultralite 3 are certified EN B.
Although it is a full sized wing in the air, the Ultralite’s extreme light weight and compact design folds into an almost pocket size, meaning that you can take it with you anywhere, anytime. Imagine fitting your glider, harness, reserve parachute and helmet all under the seat in front of you or in the overhead compartment on your next vacation!
The Porcher 27gm2 cloth used on the main sections of the top and bottom surface is as strong as standard cloth, but being a true light-weight fabric it is not designed to be heavily abused and should be very carefully used and maintained. Although this technically advanced cloth is much more expensive, we have targeted the price in order to make it available for pilots as a second wing for travel and adventure.