paraglider IOTA 3 DLS :: ADVANCE


The IOTA 3 DLS is the ultimate cross-country specialist. With this High-B wing, you'll enjoy maximum flying comfort over long distances. Newly manufactured in DURABLE LIGHTWEIGHT STRUCTURE, the IOTA DLS is a lightweight wing. This stage of development marks the start of a new era - without compromising on robustness and longevity.

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IOTA DLS 21 23 25 27 29
Flat surface m2 21.78 23.48 25.18 27.23 29.24
Projected area m2 18.57 19.94 21.39 23.13 24.83
Take-off weight kg 60-77 70-88 80-100 92-114 105-128
Ideal weight range kg 65-75 75-85 85-97 97-110 110-125
Wing weight kg 3.90 4.10 4.35 4.60 4.90
Weight of the wing with light risers kg 3.75 3.95 4.20 4.45 4.75
Span m 11.05 11.47 11.88 12.35 12.80
Projected span m 8.80 9.10 9.42 9.80 10.15
Elongation 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.6 5.6
Projected elongation 4.15 4.15 4.15 4.15 4.15
Maximum rope m 2.45 2.54 2.63 2.74 2.84
Cells 59 59 59 59 59

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The basic concept of the new IOTA DLS is derived from that of the extremely successful SIGMA 11. The profile characteristics of its big sister have been adapted and optimised to meet the requirements of the top B class. The result is a significant gain in performance. In addition, the efficient pitch control system provides a flying sensation similar to that of a two-line glider. This transmits the impulses from the C-plane to the B-plane, so that the profile remains fully intact in accelerated flight.

The extreme flight behaviour and passive safety of the new IOTA DLS have been significantly improved compared to its predecessor. Thanks to the perfect adjustment of the lift distribution and fabric tension, turbulence is absorbed much better, without losing important feedback from the air mass to you, the pilot. The high level of flying comfort allows you to fly relaxed and fatigue-free over long distances.

Thanks to its perfect statics, the new IOTA DLS does not require any top surface C-Wires, which makes it even easier and more compact to fold.


From feedback from pilots and dealers we know that while they want the lightest possible products, their willingness to forego a certain level of robustness and longevity is less and less. Many people have only become aware of the consequences of ultralight products in their daily use after having flown with them for some time. Without special care, ultralight wings can, for example, show deformations in the airfoil, which have a lasting effect on flight behaviour and performance. The porosity of lightweight wings can also become a problem with intensive use.

That is why we decided, with the DLS, to tackle precisely this problem and to develop a product that meets this broad need. Our many years of experience in developing X-Alps hardware has helped us a lot. Thanks to our own computer-aided analysis, we are now able to analyse very precisely those areas of a glider that are subject to high stress and therefore require special measurements. In this way, we can not only specifically adapt the mixture of light and conventional materials, but also deduce the geometric shapes of certain components such as diagonals, tension bands or cross-ports in the ribs so that they do not deform, even over time and under stress.

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The brand ADVANCE has always been synonymous with quality, innovation and attention to detail. As pioneers in the world of paragliding, they have always been in tune with the pilots. With Swiss precision, their glider models meet the highest demands and are refined year after year. Absolute quality and reliability, both in the air and in their services.
The B are the most versatile. A wide range to suit most paragliders! In this category you'll find gliders with more finesse, aimed at both occasional paragliders and experienced cross-country flyers. Even if they are not officially under-classified, they will be called B-, B, or B+, depending on their reactivity.
  • Leasy B paragliders (enB-)They allow you to tackle the first transitions with confidence, and will react more quickly than school sails during pitch, roll and wing manoeuvres.
  • Paragliders in B are available as soon as you have your pilot's licence. The pleasure of gliding is now just a wing's length away :) They help you get a better feel for thermals, and tighten your core so you can fly efficiently from thermal to thermal. Most of them are available in a light version, with thin dyneema risers and lightweight fabric. This considerably reduces storage volume, so they can be slipped into the smallest of rucksacks to suit hike-and-fly paragliding, cross-country flying, or your luggage to accompany your travels!
  • enB+ paragliders are even faster and livelier. Typically cross-country, they are designed for pilots who are already attacking thermals and who have accumulated a good number of flights. The piloting becomes precise and dynamic, the maximum speed high, and you experience a real pleasure of gliding. Their finesse means you can hang up at the best of your transitions... Still enB approved, it is however recommended that you have already completed a pilot training course (SIV) and have compiled 50 hours of flying time per year to be able to use this type of glider. Fans of bivouac flying will also find what they're looking for in this range, as lightweight versions are also available!
As you can see, there's bound to be an enB paraglider to suit you ...

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