Reduced. To the core.


The CORE is the ultimate lightweight harness, built to meet the high demands of mountaineers and Hike/Climb&Fly enthusiasts. In the development of the harness, which weighs only 440 grams, our focus was on: lightness, stability, intuition, and most of all comfort. And without sacrificing safety. The CORE has a modular design and can be equipped with an LTF91/09-approved PERMAIR protector in just a few steps. It weighs a total of only 830 grams, which makes it the lightest harness with permanent protector on the market and is aimed specifically at Hike&Fly-Race-Athletes.



The CORE is modular and available in two versions. The PURE Set accompanies you on fast Hike&Fly tours or difficult climbing routes. The PermAir Add-On turns the CORE into a PERMAIR Set and offers full protection even before launch. Also, thanks to its ultra compact packing size the CORE is the perfect travel companion and is further more ideal as a passenger harness for Hike&Fly tandem flying.



The CORE eliminates bulky buckles and adjustment straps. The elastic shoulder straps adapt to your size, ensure an optimal fit during the launch phase and rest comfortably on your shoulders in the air. Red and blue marked seams in the loops improve the overview while small SALEWA sling protectors prevent the carabiners from twisting in the straps. In flight, insulation foam in the complete seat and a PE board in the leg loops ensure an extremely comfortable fit and counteract the cold.



The packing size of the CORE is ultra-compact. A small, narrow pocket stores the ultra-lightweight harness and lets you pack it in even the smallest Hike&Fly rucksack with ease. Its unisize covers body sizes from 1,65 to 1,95 meters. That’s all you need.

PURE Set – 440 g
  • Storage bag
  • Seat shell
  • Speed system
  • Carabiner
  • Sternum Strap
PermAir Add-On
PERMAIR Set – 830 g
  • Storage bag
  • Seat shell
  • Speed system
  • Carabiner
  • Sternum Strap
  • PERMAIR Add-On
  • PERMAIR Mouthpiece
  • Inflation Bag


The further development of our first PERMAIR protector generation has a practical inflate/deflate check valve that makes the filling of your protector significantly easier. PERMAIR 2.0 protectors can also be inflated in several ways. In addition to the previously common variant with the inflation bag and compression function, you now have the option to fill your protector in a minimalist way via the mouthpiece. The mouthpiece includes a moisture filter to minimize the introduction of moisture and is included in the PERMAIR Set scope of delivery.


The most common way to fill your PERMAIR protector with air is to use the Inflationbag. Connect the Inflationbag to the valve and blow into the opening. Close the bag by rolling it until pressure builds up in the Inflationbag. Apply more pressure by pumping on the Inflationbag to allow air to flow into the PERMAIR protector. You will feel a pressure increase in the Inflationbag when the protector is completely filled. After that, it is not possible to pump more air into the protector. 

Inflationbag: Versatile use

The size of the Inflationbag was chosen that it fills your PERMAIR protector with one blow. You can also use it as a compression-innerbag for your glider. This guarantees an ascent-optimized way of packing in a very small Hike&Fly rucksack such as the HIKE35.


Connect the grey part of the mouth piece to the valve. Make sure the HME-filter (heat moisture exchanger) is inside the mouth piece (blue spongy) and start with inflating by blowing inside the transparent opening. The protector is fully inflated once you feel significant resistance of air pressure when blowing inside.

Pilot height (cm)165 - 190
Width chest (cm)39 - 48
Weight (g) PURE Set
Weight (g) PERMAIR Set830
CertificationLTF 91/09 & EN 1651:1999
Homologation officeAir Turquoise
Maximum load (kg)100
How does the harness affect flying behavior?
The CORE is a classic loop harness with a high suspension due to its design. This results in a higher roll stability and damped flying behavior in turbulence. This is very peasant, especially with smaller wings. 
Why Unisize?
By deliberately avoiding additional stiffening elements in the harness, it is “free floating” – similar to the hammock principle and thus adapts to the size of the pilot. As a result, a large range of pilots can be covered with one size.
Is the CORE suitable for tandem flying?
The CORE is suitable as a lightweight Hike&Fly tandem passenger harness. However, due to the front-rescue-system it is not suitable for tandem pilots. 
Can the CORE be used for winch towing?

Due to the ultralight design the CORE is not recommended as a harness for winch towing.

Why was foam used in the seat area?
Despite its ultra-lightweight construction, the CORE employs a 2 mm thin foam throughout the seat area, which contributes significantly to comfort and thermal insulation. The CORE thus protects you from drafts and cold in the back area, which is especially advantageous after strenuous Hike/Climb&Fly activities.
How does the chest strap adjuster affect flying behavior?

With the chest strap adjuster you can significantly change the agility and roll stability, and you have the possibility to reduce the pressure point on your inner thighs by tightening the adjuster.

What is the Cord-Stopper on my CORE for?

The speerbar line on the CORE first runs through a pulley and is then held in position and under tension by a ring and the “Cord-Stopper”. This actively prevents the speerbar line from getting tangled. This means that nothing can interfere with the pilot’s field of vision and control area.