A little known secret of light and comfortable mountain packs, is that the best ones are ergonomic and compact. Typically, ergonomic mountain backpacks are based on a rigid frame, which is not compatible with a paragliding harness.
Neo’s approach was to make the pilots wing the compact frame: you pack it into a folding bag, and not only does this harness-pack make glider-packing easier as it forms an ergonomic structure which greatly increases the comfort and efficiency of the pack.
With a total weight of just 1030g, the String Pack is a combination harness, backpack, and folding bag. It is not reversible as backpack shoulder straps are the same in flight mode and carry mode; comfort could not be higher for such a light harness. The geometric base of the String Pack is the same as the Neo String. It is easy to wear, light, and comfortable.
In the air, the harness is very stable, yet retains the potential for dynamic and precise handling when needed. The String concept has been designed to use GRIVEL PLUM carabiners, which are delivered as an option, but any other automatic carabiner or connector will work. You can choose to keep your wing and harness permanently attached, or simply slip it on at take off and fasten the leg straps each time.
The stretchable storage bag will easily hold a variety of wings, from ultra-light mountain to light intermediate gliders. Neo integrated a super handy helmet holder which is made from Lycra and will stretch to fit your helmet snugly. It is securely fastened by four attachment points at the top of the String Pack. The Neo String Pack is certified EN. The internal Dyneema structure actually offers much more strength than required for certification. Even though it is super light, it has been thoroughly tested in all conditions and its durability has been proven. The String Pack is ideal for walking, climbing, and running in the mountains. It is compact, easy to use, ergonomic, and light. This is the best harness we have ever used for travel, trekking, and mountain running. 1030 grams = harness + backpack + folding bag Harness for paragliding and speed flying
- Type: ultra-light
- Geometry: leg straps ABS
- Concept: all in one: leg straps harness + folding bag + bag pack
- Certification: EN1651
- Size: one size fits all
- Weight: 1,03 kg (without carabiners)
- Rescue: optional front container
- Optional Neo Helmet holder (35 grams)
- Optional GRIVEL Plum carabiners (37 grams)
- Main materials: Dyneema, Polyester Mesh, Double Mesh Spacer, Mesh 3D, Ripstop polyamide, Zip et YKK buckles
- Materials: made in Europe and manufactured in France