IMPRESS 4 harness :: ADVANCE


The IMPRESS 4 is the first full-fledged cross country harness with a rear deflector that fits into any paragliding rucksack. A more comfortable and sophisticated top-of-the-range product than ever before - designed for the recreational cross country pilot through to the distance champion and competition pilot.

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Driver size cm 155-172 165-183 178-200
Board width cm 31.5 33 34.5
Height of anchor points cm 46 47 48
Weight with protector (ready to fly) kg 6.4 6.6 6.8
Load test EN 1651 / LTF 91/09 / 120kg EN 1651 / LTF 91/09 / 120kg EN 1651 / LTF 91/09 / 120kg
Backpack weight kg 1.3 1.3 1.3
Fifth wheel approval EN / LTF EN / LTF EN / LTF


Perfect aerodynamics
On this top-of-the-range harness, special attention was paid to perfect aerodynamics. The optimal shape was deduced from CFD analyses in the virtual wind tunnel and the air intake duct and non-return valve were specifically developed for this purpose. The result is a smooth flow line silhouette for maximum performance.

Suitable for every classic paragliding rucksack
Particularly compact and from 6.4 kg, the IMPRESS 4 fits into any classic paragliding rucksack, a novelty for a fully-fledged cross-country harness with rear deflector. Thanks to a fold in the back section, it can be folded and easily stored in the rucksack.
dual mode

With or without board
The IMPRESS 4 achieves a further small revolution, as it allows you to fly with or without a board, without any hindrance or modification of the settings. With the board, you will feel the firmness of a sport chassis, therefore maximum directional stability and direct feedback from your wing. Without the board, you will enjoy the pleasant absorbing feeling of a cruiser and find yourself comfortably nestled in a homogeneous seat envelope.

A form-stable and fully filled deflector
A minimum cross-section for the air inlet and a maximum pressure inside the deflector. A contradiction? Not on the IMPRESS 4: a single side air inlet of just five centimetres ensures that the deflector is completely filled. Thanks to a non-return valve, even large changes in the angle of incidence do not cause the deflector to bend or empty.
Impress pack

[Impress 4 Advance User Manual]



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.
There's one question in every paraglider's life: switching to a cocoon harness. The cocoon harness is the ultimate in comfort The coverleg is designed to provide total support, encompassing the entire body and reducing pressure points, as well as support for the legs, which gives the pilot rest and allows you to fly faster for longer, and effective protection against the cold, thanks to the coverleg.

Cocoon or not cocoon?

You're ready to take the plunge if : You are comfortable with the semi-recumbent position, which will require you to position your whole body differently when leaning on the harness. Yaw movements will have to be approached differently. Your pelvis is a little higher, and with it your centre of gravity, so instability will be a little more pronounced than in a sports harness. However, the leg straps help to reduce this effect. You're ready to bend your legs as soon as an unfamiliar sensation arrives. Cocoon harnesses are no longer just for paragliding competitors. Their comfort has seduced adventurers and they are becoming lighter to accompany your bivouac flights... We have a whole range of cocoon harnesses for you to try out. Here you'll find your first cocoon, stable and without too many adjustments, or light and with leg straps for mountain take-offs, with a large storage volume for the bivouac or a beautiful foiler for optimised aerodynamics... Come and try it out!

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