- Made to measure
- Radio, camera, GPS and drogue-chute container
- Two different tow loops - for aerotowing or winch
- Storage area for "Camelback"-type water system
- Tapered, streamlined shape
- DHV test n° GS-03-119-03
The quality of Woody Valley hang gliding harnesses is second to none. The Cosmic has masses of storage - a plastic shell forms the sleek tail end of the harness & can be used to store glider padding, valuables or lunch! It has camera and radio pockets, a water system carrier and drogue chute pockets. The harness is secured by a detachable velcro mounted front zip (for easy replacement if necessary) and has two security buckles.
Composite Back Plate
The advantage of a composite back plate is that it allows a single suspension point which reduces drag. The strength of the backplate spreads the load across your back and stops the harness from 'pinching' you in flight. The Cosmic has a relatively straight-forward composite back plate with a maximum thickness of about 1cm. This does not allow space for the suspension slider system inside the harness. Instead the extra rope is hidden in the 'shark fin' on the back of the harness. (The photos show this quite clearly.) This reduces the complexity a great deal and makes the harness significantly cheaper but this system is harder to use than some other harnesses (for example the Tenax) when trying to get upright in the harness for landing.
Adjusting leg loops.
This harness has adjustable length leg loops. It is highly recommended that when you get the leg loops a comfortable length that you fix that position. Slipping down the harness to long leg loops is not a pleasant experience.
Download Cosmic order form
If you would like, you can order a made to measure harness now and pay only a deposit until the harness is completed. This could be a useful way of spreading the cost. You will be expected to pay the balance in full prior to shipping but delivery of harnesses typically takes about 6 weeks. (This does depend on the time of year and demand.)
How to order a made to measure harness with a deposit.
Remember the deposit will NOT be refunded if you change your mind.
Thus it makes sense to only order your harness after you have downloaded an order form and measured yourself accurately for a harness (see below) and decided on the colours that you would like. (Do all the matching of colours to your kit etc before you order.) Only when you are quite sure should you place the order.
How to measure yourself for a made to measure harness.
Remember that the harness will be made to fit the measurements that you send. Woody Valley are good at getting a good fit with harnesses, but they do rely on your accurate measurements. If you exaggerate, make special allowances, etc the harness will be made to fit those dimensions not you. So it is vitally important to measure with light clothing. (For example jeans and T shirt.)
So measure a few times to make sure you are right. (We can sometimes spot obvious mistakes but it is far safer for you to double check your measurements.)
If you have special requirements (eg you would like the harness to be very tight fitting. Not advisable for UK pilots.) then put those requirements down as a note with your order and let us make the allowance. Don't just guess as this will probably lead to a harness that does not fit you.
Take your time with measurements.
Remember take your time to get your order right. Once the harness has been started you can't change it. Harnesses last a long time and this could be your pride an joy for many years. So please get those measurements right!