AXESS 4

Elementary Allrounder

Allround Harness
AXESS 4

Elementary Allrounder

Allround Harness

The AXESS is the classic ADVANCE beginner harness, and this fourth generation is simpler, more compact and safer than ever before. Alongside the experienced Air-Foam Hybrid main protector we now have, for the first time in an AXESS, removable SAS-TEC visco-elastic soft-foam panels acquired from the world of motor sport. The packed harness volume and elementary features like Balance-Strap, Easy Connect and a natural adjustment system qualify this seatboard harness as an allrounder, where straightforward and trouble-free handling is important.

AXESS 4

elementary

ADVANCE Classic

The AXESS 4 has all the basic qualities needed for a beginner and allround harness. These range from easy adjustment, a plain and simple closure system, a safe and reliable riser clip-in procedure to the ease of sitting properly after takeoff – and the important standing-up-again before landing.

compact

Simple and comfortable

The AXESS 4 is built to be robust. It has a seatboard, and the main protector is now joined by SAS-TEC crash protection. For a harness of this sophistication its packed volume is surprisingly small. When packing, the back section folds snugly to the seatboard, and the Air-Foam Hybrid-Protector also compresses when squeezed in the glider rucksack.

Safe

Fully-functioning protection

As its main protector the AXESS 4 has the removable ADVANCE Air-Foam Hybrid-Model – now in its third iteration. This protector was originally developed for the AXESS 2, and is ready for its full protecting function before any takeoff attempt. Visco-elastic SAS-TEC components are also installed at the sides and up the entire back. These defend the pilot against impacts and pointed obstructions.

Technology & Features

 Modern Air-Foam Hybrid-Protector

Modern Air-Foam Hybrid-Protector

The Air-Foam Hybrid-Protector automatically fills with air when the rucksack is reversed into a harness, and under normal circumstances is ready to function after about 60 seconds. For maintenance it can be taken out of its own compartment under the seat shell. For maximum lifespan the protector should not be left compressed for extended periods, and never stored when wet.

 SAS-TEC Side Protection

SAS-TEC Side Protection

Three visco-elastic soft-foam panels – one on each side and the other up the back - protect the pelvis and spine up to the neck. These protective components are made by the SAS-TEC manufacturer in Germany, and can be removed and replaced.

Ergonomic 3D seat surface

Ergonomic 3D seat surface

The 3D-designed seat surface gives the AXESS 4 its great comfort. In addition, both protectors and the comfort foam are arranged to support the whole back perfectly – from top to bottom.

Alias Alu carabiners

Velcro on the shoulder strap

Easy Connect System

Drink system

2-buckle closure system

Carbon seatboard

Carbon speedbar already fitted

Pockets

Ball bearing Ronstan speed system pulleys

Reserve V-Line zip

Technical Data

Data

AXESS 4 S M L
Pilot height cm 155-172 165-183 178-202
Seating width cm 34 35.5 37
Seatboard depth cm 40 44 46
Carabiner height cm 42 44 46
Chest strap width cm 42-54 42-54 42-54
Harness weight kg 3.7 3.9 4.1
Harness certification EN 1651 & LTF 91/09 (120kg) EN 1651 & LTF 91/09 (120kg) EN 1651 & LTF 91/09 (120kg)

Materials

Main straps Polyester, 25mm, 8kN
Shoulder straps Polyester, 15mm, 13.2kN
Outer covering Nylon Ripstop 210D PU3
Carabiner Alias, Twist Lock, 23kN, 58gr.
Leg straps Polyester, 15mm, 13.2kN
Seat area Nylon Oxford 210D PU3
Chest strap AustriAlpin Cobra

Scope of Delivery

Air-Foam Hybrid protector Air-Foam Hybrid protector
Carbon speedbar Carbon speedbar
Carbon seat board Carbon seat board
SAS-TEC side and back protection SAS-TEC side and back protection
2 Edelrid Alias Alu carabiners 2 Edelrid Alias Alu carabiners

Options

Radio pocket Radio pocket
Hook Knife Hook Knife
Cockpit Cockpit
Foot stirrup Foot stirrup

Downloads

Security
Safety advice 1
Documentation
Getting Started
User manual
Homologation
EN/LTF Certification
CE Protector Certification
Presentation
Product presentation

FAQ

Why can I take out all the protectors?

If the protectors get damaged, e.g. after a crash, the Air-Foam Hybrid-Protector can easily be changed.

After a landing in water, for example during SIV, the harness and protector dry more quickly and thoroughly when separated than assembled.

Depending on harness size, up to 300 gm weight can be saved if the visco-elastic SAS-TEC soft-foam back protector is removed. Be aware that without the SAS-TEC back element there is no back penetration protection for the AXESS 4 and there can be a small degradation in comfort (back support).

Can I fly the AXESS 4 with a different speedbar from its original carbon version?

Yes. When fitting it just make sure the speed lines are routed in the same way as for our premounted carbon speedbar.

Do I have to check anything with the Air-Foam Hybrid-Protector?

No. The Air-Foam Hybrid-Protector automatically develops its full protection within 60 seconds of the harness being released from the paraglider rucksack. For maximum protector life the harness should always be stored completely dry.

Can I fly the AXESS 4 with a foot rest?

Absolutely! There’s a matching foot rest as an AXESS 4 optional extra. This is part of the certification and will be delivered with the “Soft” speed loop.

How do the AXESS 4, SUCCESS 4 and PROGRESS 3 differ?

We have put together a special graphical depiction of the differences in these three harnesses, showing feature details, areas of use, weight, protection etc..

 

You can download this document here: PDF

Colours

anthrazit / spectra green anthrazit / spectra green
coffee brown / fusion yellow coffee brown / fusion yellow

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