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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: 2017-02-28 | Views: 18786 | Item ID: 431

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Great container, but South Africa 4 out of 5 stars

Review by: WillyPete, 2017-07-22

Love this container itself, but it's made halfway around the world in South Africa. Nothing against what I have heard to be a beautiful country with great people, but when something like the 2015 recall happens the North American customer loses big time. I actually had a better experience with their customer service department than some folks, they usually got back to me within a week, but still a week is not great, especially when the question is repeatedly where is my container and why have you blown by the estimated shipment date again? I applaud their integrity and safety focus with the recall, but as another reviewer observed long wait times are fine as long as they are respected, which they were not.

All of that being said, I would still recommend this container and the entire PS line just because of how much money you save relative to the quality of product you receive. Had the recall not happened this would be a glowing five star review, even so it is a qualified 4 stars.

For perspective, I ordered my complete system in August of 2014, received it in February of 2015, sent back the recalled container in April 2015 (mine was a late addition to the recall and so I didn't realize it right away), received the new container in May 2017. I now have about 40 jumps on it.

Just said.. a lot of money and then I have to wait 1y 1 out of 5 stars

Review by: Kiwoz, 2016-08-16

After I bought the rig (used but semi-new DOM 2015) it was grounded. I did never jumped on it; never!

Therefore, it is not possible for me to assess the material.

The grounded rig was sent to Parachute Systems as fast as possible!

I think it is not correct that old rigs will bee replaced before my newer one! warranties????
The delivery time was repeatedly delayed.
Because false promises about the delivery date I bought no other one.

Had I never bought this rig!

Vortex V4 10/2014 3 out of 5 stars

Review by: tomtomgo, 2016-08-01

When I purchased the container in End of 2015, I was extremely impressed by the comfort and features.

You get in the basic price included a container with full optional!

I recommended this container and a friend has unfortunately acquired a Vortex too.

On 4.January, our material was grounded for risk of fracture of the 3Ring-System (120 jumps on it)
The company has agreed to replace free of charge any container affected the market. WOW!
From the first estimated delivery time of June, after was the end of July, after end of August. I get the new one on 18.september.

I was without Skydiving-rig; had no possibility to lend a rig in my area.

I know how hard this must be for the company; replace all containers , but I was without equipment and had only expenses.

The service of the recall was dishonest; I have only lost time and a season.

Long delivery times may be OK if they are respected!!!

why was not introduced a ranking according to material age?????? Very old equipments were replaced before mine (semi new)??!?!?!
The new container: Is nice and good like the old one;
My conclusion (rating):

-rig: ***** (4,5)
-"technical" customer service (FB/Messenger): ***** (5)
-customer service by Mail: * (1)
-process recall: ** (2)

Would I buy it again?
Probably not for the experience with the recall:
Before recall YES of course / After recall: NO!
I was more time without rig than with in the last year.
Respect for the recall, but up to last, it would have been cheaper to buy a Javelin or Mirage.

Thomas Gutweniger

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