DELIGHT 4 SPORT
If the DELIGHT 4 SPORT inherits the comfort and the simplicity of use which made the success of the three first DELIGHTs, its aerodynamic fairing and its precision in piloting make it a pod harness of performance designed for ambitious cross country flights.
Hike and fly
- BUMPAIR DELIGHT 4 SPORT
- Speedbar 3 bars
- Pair of automatic carabiner EDELRID FORAS
- Back protection plate
- Carbon seatplate
- Polypro feetplate
- 1 pair of Solo Dyneema parachute risers
- Safety lanyard in case of tree landing
- Handle and pod dedicated backup DELIGHT4 & DELIGHT 4 SPORT
ABOUT THE DELIGHT 4 SPORT
Fly high, fly far. This is the goal that motivates many pilots and pushes them to surpass themselves in the air. Cross-country flying is above all an endurance discipline, where mental and physical conditions play a key role in performance. One thing is sure: the equipment should not be a source of additional mental strain.
The DELIGHT 4 SPORT is the fourth generation of pod harnesses designed and developed specifically for distance flight with comfort.
Throughout its design, the objective was to make the use of the harness simple so that you only have to concentrate on the essential: flight. To do this, our designers kept in mind three fundamental notions: comfort, performance and safety.
The structure of its seat, more rigid than that of the DELIGHT3, allows to chain the hours of flight without ever losing comfort. The use board avoids lateral compression points while filtering the air mass to communicate only the information necessary for a precise piloting. In turbulent conditions, the stable and reassuring behaviourof the DELIGHT 4 SPORT allows you to stay focused on your piloting with confidencewithout unnecessary turbulence.
The safety is at the heart of the development of the DELIGHT 4 SPORT. Equipped with a new, lighter BUMPAIR than the DELIGHT 3, the harness provides high performance protection for maximum safety. Divided into two parts, a zipper allows the protection to be unfolded flat for a simple and compact storage in the rucksak. In this same idea of maximum passive safety, an anti-fall system approved to the new standards (450 kg) is used for a double belay of the belly strap.
The comfort and simplicity are necessary in every action. The DELIGHT 4 SPORT is therefore a highly accessorized harness which provides you with everything you need during the flight: large capacity rigid cockpit, USB cable passage, pockets , various passages for the flask pipes, ballast drain or penilex... In the same way, the adjustments of the harness remain accessible in the airwhich allows you to to adapt your position at any time on flight.
The fairing of the DELIGHT 4 SPORT improves the line of the harness. Its more aerodynamic airfoil increases the performance in cross country and stabilizes the whole on the yaw axis. This sport version of the DELIGHT 4 is aimed at cross country pilots looking for a high performance harness without compromising on comfort and safety.
The 4th generation of the DELIGHT comes in two versions. If you are looking for a first pod harness or a harness allowing you to progress towards performance, discover the "standard" version of the DELIGHT 4 here.
- Cross and competition
- Position: from sitting to semi-recumbent
- Stable behavior that filters out air mass turbulence
- Adjustable belly strap to adapt the level of stability
- New generation foldable BUMPAIR with better performance
- Stronger structure approved to 130 kg
- Anti-fall approved to 450kg
- Back comfort plate
- Assembly of the rescue parachute without tools
- Improved fixation of the handle
- More ergonomic parachute pocket
- Safety lanyard with GRIVEL carabiner to secure in case of tree landing
- More rigid seat structure which improves comfort on flight, especially on accelerated flight
- Settings accessible in flight and lockable
- Foldable protection for a compact and comfortable storage in the rucksak
- Better foot support
- Passage for the pipe of the flask
- Passage for the ballast drain hose
- Passage for the penilex pipe
- Large back pocket with specific location for the flask
- Large rigid cockpit to accommodate any instrument
- Large capacity cockpit pocket
- 2 zipped side pockets
All settings are available in flight:
- Adjustment of the length of the speedbag: heels and toes
- Adjustment of the lumbar vertebrae
- Adjustment of the backrest inclination
- Adjustment of the ventral
- Adjustment shoulder straps
- Aquatech light stretch
- Skytex 38G
- Taffeta 50D
- Polyester 25mm
- Polyesther 15mm
- Polyamide 20mm
- EN Regulation
- LTF Standards
- PPE standards
- Carbon feetboard
- Cockpit extension
- Wedge Speedbag
For a better durability of the product, the eco-design of the DELIGHT 4 SPORT allows the replacement of the following parts:
- Anti-puncture Mylar
- Scoop Mylar
- Carbon seatplate
- Dedicated rescue pod and handle
- Speed bar 3 bars
- Polypro feetplate
- BUMPAIR DELIGHT 4
- Bottom of the speedbag
3D model tips:
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Discover the new DELIGHT generation
Presentation of the DELIGHT 4 & DELIGHT 4 SPORT
|Size of the harness||S||M||L||XL|
|Pilot height (cm)||155-170||165-180||180-190||>190|
|Weight of the pilot (mini - maxi) (kg)||50-75||70-85||80-100||95-120|
|Flying weight range max excluding glider and Carabiners||130 dNa (approx. 130 kg)||130 dNa (approx. 130 kg)||130 dNa (approx. 130 kg)||130 dNa (approx. 130 kg)|
|Weight of the harness (kg)||3.62||3.77||4.09||4.17|
|Practice||paraglider only||paraglider only||paraglider only||paraglider only|
|A - Back height (cm)||58||65||72||76|
|B - Height of the backrest tilt adjustment (cm)||35||36.5||41||43|
|C - Length of seat (cm)||45||45||45||49|
|D - Width of seat (cm)||33||33||35||37|
|E - Height of attachment points (cm)||45||45||46||47|
|F - Distance between points (cm)||38-46||38-46||40-48||42-48|
|G - Length speedbag (cm)||77||81||86||98|
|Litrage pocket of storage dorsal (L)||21||22||27|
|Ballast bag capacity (L)||5||5||5.5|
|Damping system||BUMPAIR DELIGHT4||BUMPAIR DELIGHT4||BUMPAIR DELIGHT4||BUMPAIR DELIGHT4|
|Homologation||Yes: EN 1651+A1, LTF and CE PPE||Yes: EN 1651+A1, LTF and CE PPE||Yes: EN 1651+A1, LTF and CE PPE||Yes: EN 1651+A1, LTF and CE PPE|
|Tandem (pilot or passenger)||No||No||No||No|
|Compatibility with Quick-Out carabiners||No||No||No||No|
|Parachute pocket volume||2.9 to 5.5 Liters||2.9 to 5.5 Liters||2.9 to 5.5 Liters||2.9 to 5.5 Liters|
A - Back pocket storage
B - Back comfort plate
C - Rescue parachute pocket
D - BUMPAIR
E - Ballast pocket
BUMPAIR DELIGHT 4: a high-performance folding protection
The BUMPAIR specific to the DELIGHT 4 SPORT is divided into 2 parts.
Superimposed in flight, the double thickness of the BUMPAIR DELIGHT4 offers a very effective protection in case of impact.
Once on the ground, these two compartments can be unfolded to facilitate the storage and obtain a compact folding of the harness.
A Seat designed for long flights
More than providing additional protection for the pilot, the use of a back comfort plate stiffens the seat of the DELIGHT 4 SPORT, making the harness more comfortable throughout the flight. It also ensures a better support of the back in accelerated flight.
The structure of the seat is cut in several pieces to perfectly fit different morphologies. This assembly avoids the folds of fabric which can create irregularities along the back.
The use of a seat board prevents any lateral compression point in addition to stabilizing the whole harness to transmit only the essential information for a precise piloting.
The best conditions for flight at all times
To meet your needs throughout a cross-country race, the settings of the DELIGHT 4 SPORT remain accessible even in flight.
Whether you want to straighten the seat , change the length of the speedbag or adjust the setting of the chest strap, you are always able to adapt your position according to the different aerological conditions encountered during the flight.
Comfort at your fingertips
Numerous storage compartments accessible in flight allow you to access your belongings at all times.
The cockpit offers a large storage capacity as well as a large surface to attach all the instruments needed for navigation. It is equipped with a USB cable passage to allow you to recharge your devices in flight.
Two zipped pockets on both sides of the harness provide additional storage. You will also find a leash to secure the radio in flight.
A passage provided at the level of the right shoulder allows you to install the hose of your hydration system for an easy use . This passage is designed to pass under the pocket of the rescue risers, so the hose does not interfere with the deployment of the rescue parachute.
The flask is installed in the back pocket thanks to a compartment specifically designed for this purpose.
Two other passages are present on both sides of the harness: one for the passage of the penilex pipe, the other to empty the ballast in flight.
Safety at all times
In addition to the comfort of the seat , the back plate is made of the same material as the subcutaneous protection. Combined with the BUMPAIR, it participates in an almost integral protection by extending from the seat to the upper back.
In the same spirit, the parachute pocket has been designed to better hold the parachute in its compartment. The rescue assembly requires no tools and can be easily done anywhere.
Kit anti-fall: security goes to the next level
The DELIGHT 4 SPORT is equipped with a new anti-fall system, offering the harness a maximum level of passive safety.
Attached to the harness structure, the anti-fall kit allows you to close the cockpit. Therefore, if you do not close the anti-fall, then you will not be able to attach your cockpit, which makes this attachment impossible to forget!
The anti-fall is approved for 450 kg and is connected to the harness structure. Once closed, it ensures the pilot's safety, even in case of problems or if the COBRA buckles are forgotten.
Safety kit DELIGHT4 Sport
Accessorization and passive safety are two key elements in the development of the DELIGHT4 Sport. The integration of a safety kit at harness is part of this spirit of design.
This accessory consists of a Dyneema Strap and a carabiner that allows you, after a tree landing, to secure yourself to a branch to protect you from a possible fall, in order to wait for help in complete safety.
This accessory is derived from the universal safety lanyard and functions in the same way, except that it is directly integrated into the harness by means of an internal pocket located on the left side of the seat.
To learn more about how it works, you can watch the explanatory video here.
A performance design
The line of the DELIGHT 4 SPORT has been completely reworked. Tested in wind tunnel, its aerodynamic fairing reduces the drag and improves the performance in flight compared to the DELIGHT 3 and the DELIGHT 4 "standard".
The use of a rear fairing also stabilizes the harness on the yaw axis and especially in accelerated flight, making the piloting particularly comfortable even after several hours of flight.
A compact Bending
Thanks to its foldable BUMPAIR, the Bending of the DELIGHT 4 SPORT is simple and compact for a space-saving Storage .
Once folded, the flattened geometry of the harness allows you to easily store it in your rucksak with your wing and the rest of your equipment.
This technique from Bending allows you, for example, to fit the DELIGHT 4 SPORT with a SAVAGE in a 90 L bag!
DELIGHT 4 or DELIGHT 4 SPORT, how to choose ?
If the structure of the seat is similar on both versions, the different designs of the rear fairing are aimed at different types of pilots.
The DELIGHT 4 is the direct evolution of the DELIGHT 3. Its structure without fairing is in the same spirit of first ideal pod harness.
Simple use, easy to handle and intuitive to pilot, it puts the pilot in confidence from the first flight while offering maximum safety. The absence of aerodynamic fairing also allows to increase the space of storage in the back pocket.
The DELIGHT 4 is a harness of progression towards the performance for the pilots wishing to be oriented towards the discipline of the flight of distance.
The DELIGHT 4 SPORT is designed and developed for performance. It is aimed at pilots looking for an efficient harness cross country bike that does not compromise on comfort. If the harness remains simple to use, the fairing aerodynamic makes the piloting more technical in case of reversal during a stall for example.
The DELIGHT 4 SPORT is therefore more suitable for more experienced cross country pilots looking for comfort and performance.