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The Vortex Sports some unique design features, making it the most comfortable rig to jump. It is so comfortable you can hardly feel it in free fall. The back pad yoke is contoured to the shape of your body for extra comfort. The cut out in the back pad makes the harness fit snuggly. The splayed leg straps add extra comfort when under canopy and the harness is custom made to fit your size and measurements.

The 3 stow mouth lock design on the main deployment bag and the balance of the line stows situated inboard from the edge of the bag helps prevent bag spin kill line pilot chute is a standard feature. The dive loops and the spiral flex housings in the rear of the risers also standard. Some of the other features include, the rises are Velcro free; superior pin protection flaps; option of Hacky / Freefly pff or pull; snag free closure loop holders; integrated bridle cover; strong External Spring Pilot chute for instant reserve extraction.

  • Certified under TSO C23 (d);
  • Unique, constantly evolving design features for safety, comfort and visual appeal;
  • Back pad yoke is contoured to the shape of the body;
  • Cut out in the back pad and splayed leg straps add comfort;
  • The 3 stow mouth lock design on the main deployment bag and the balance of the line stows situated inboard from the edge of the bag helps prevent bag spin;
  • The kill line pilot chute is a standard feature;
  • The dive loops and the flex housings in the rear of the risers also standard;
  • Superior pin protection flaps;
  • Option of Hacky / Freefly puff or pull-out;
  • Snag free closure loop holders;
  • Integrated bridle cover;
  • Strong External Spring Pilot chute for instant reserve extraction and especialy for Wingsuiting;
  • True molar bag;
  • Stainless steel #0 long shank grommets;
  • Cypress, Vigil or Mars (M2) ready;
  • Skyhook ready and availible as an Option
  • RSL ready;
  • 4 flap reserve closure;
  • Integrated housing holders above cut away and reserve handle;
  • Wrap around harness construction;
  • Stainless Steel hardware;
  • Option of fully articulated harness, hip ring harness or standard harness;
  • Secure riser covers and magnetic riser covers;
  • Hard release housings;
  • Option of soft, hard or loop style reserve handle

Added: 2003-10-14 | Last Modified: 2015-09-08 | Views: 14952 | Item ID: 431

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Decent Rig. 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: pop0tart, 2016-02-21

Got my rig in early February. It had some issues initially. There were sewing machine oil stains on the hackey handle in addition to embroidery on the rig in the wrong spot and color. There was a limited effort by the customer service department to make things right in a timely manner, and I decided it was not worth waiting another 3 months for the embroidery to be fixed. I am still waiting on a replacement hackey handle.

Small issues with customer service aside, the rig is solid. It fits my canopies like a glove and has some great design features and includes a lot of features in the base price, including stainless steel hardware, articulation, slider locks, and louie loops. The Skyhook is the oldest and most tested MARD, so having it available on the Vortex is a great perk as well. Overall, the Vortex was the right rig for me, and I look forward to a great season with it.

What a great first rig... 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: luvin2bfree, 2014-04-21

I bought this rig in the spring of 2013 so I have been jumping it for almost a year (about 70-80 jumps). The rig is inexpensive with great quality and comfort. I ordered all the extras including padding, articulating harness, stainless components. It was shipped on time and arrived in BC within 2 weeks of shipping. Myself and others have jumped it and really like it. as it is my first rig I needed it to fit a 170 because I was not quite ready to go to a 150 when I made my purchase. i have now gone to a 150 and it still fits great. They say I can also downsize to a 135 and seeing the fit I have no doubts. This rig will last me a very long time and was much less in cost than any other new custom rig I could find. Lets be honest this freed up $$$100's for jumps. My dealer is Bryan Cavage and he has been quick to respond to questions and patient with me when it was getting close to ship date and had none. I just ordered and received a Hurricane 150 custom parachute and colored risers to match my rig. I will review once I have a few more jumps but the first two were fantastic. Customer service has been fabulous and quick

Nicest rig I've seen yet, glad its mine! 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: Xranger, 2013-07-03

After jumping an older Vector 2 as my first rig I was in the market for a new custom container. After months of doing my own research I could not find a better deal than Parachute Systems Vortex II.

The fact that all the extras are included in the base price is a huge plus to this rig. My rigger who's partial to Infinity gave me his blessing, commenting on how well made Vortexes are. The customer service was great, I dealt with Manny at Icarus in South Africa, really nice guy who went the extra mile emailing me at all hours of the day with my many questions. They gave me updates on the process, and walked me through everything.

I saved so much money in choosing a Vortex II that I bought a brand new reserve and used main from Manny as well, and still came out paying what some companies charge for just a container!

Getting the Vortex II set up by my rigger was a great thing to watch, having him explain the ins and outs of the Vortex and the fact he likes packing them made me feel good. Has the extra riser protection flap, and the bridal protection is something that amazes me, talk about a freefly friendly rig...this is it.

And like others have said, I can't believe more people don't go for a Vortex II. Even though the price is great and I hit on that fact quite a bit, they are built tough and beautiful looking at the same time, I just get that feeling of solid craftsmanship when putting the rig on.

Well thats all I got, I'll probably update the review in a 100 jumps!


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