Date Added: 14/04/2015

by Oliver

I began to hear rumours that the Cosmic was a difficult harness shortly after I bought it! I\'m glad to report that I have had no difficulties. It is beautifully made: harness design and manufacture has come a long way since I last got a new one, an Airwave Race 2 in 1995, which was also excellent for the time. The rucksack is well made and spacious. My glider rests on top of the bag, across my shoulders, for carry-ups. There is a lot of storage in the Cosmic: certainly more than in my old Race 2. Ample room for all the gubbins including XC bag and glider padding, radio, camera and so on. Takeoff is easy, although I find that the upper main zip slider tends to disappear upwards under the lower chest buckle, and can be difficult to retrieve in flight to close. Re-opening the lower zip for landing is easy. I have not yet had any difficulties with the leg loops, as mentioned by Lee. Adjusting the angle of dangle in flight is relatively easy, although not as simple as the Race 2. I\'ve only had four flights in it so far and I think it will get easier. Some people (including Avian on Line) have said that it can be hard to get upright for landing in a Cosmic. I have not found this. I find a good shove downwards on the bar does the trick. I am quite thin, and perhaps people who are more heavily built in their upper body might not suit the harness so well? I dunno, but it works for me. Overall, I am very happy, and I expect this harness to last me for some time t..

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
Date Added: 14/04/2012

by Lee

Very nicely made harness. My only real point, which is more user error than anything else is to make sure you adjust the leg loops to the correct length. When they are right tape or sew them in position so they can't alter by themselves. Dropping onto long leg loops is a bit fightening.

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars! [4 of 5 Stars!]
Date Added: 09/07/2011

by Colin

I had the opportunity to fly a coastal site today before the wind picked up. You will be pleased to know that I could not be more happy with the harness. It is well made as you would expect from Woody Valley. The size is perfect. It is by far the most comfortable harness I have ever flown in. The launch and the conversion to prone were easy. I had no problem adjusting the head up and head down position in the air. (not so easy in the garage). I just love the way the bomb bay door zips work, such luxury. The landing was perfect, it felt different but I had no problem getting out of prone and landing it. (It was again difficult in the garage which concerned me a little but I had no reason to be as it turned out). I seem to be a little higher on the control frame in the approach position than I was with my old harness and have much more flare capability (not that I needed it today) so this may sort out the nil wind flaring problem I was experiencing with my old harness. I can't think of a bad thing to say! So in summary I am not disapointed I chose the Cosmic and I would highly recommend it. This is the first modern harness I have flown, and the "difficulty getting out of prone" rumours are unfounded when compared to the SUPP that I flew previously or any other harness I have flown come to that. Maybe those complaining just happen to have moved from harnesses that were particularly easy to rotate. Thanks for your help in getting me sorted.

Rating: 5 of 5 Stars! [5 of 5 Stars!]

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