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Well-proven – now perfected. The LIGHTNESS concept created a new category of harness, and now this second generation takes the best of the original and adds to its safety, comfort and style. With a weight from 2.8 kg the LIGHTNESS 2 is a light harness, but, in its current form, it completely satisfies the needs of the ambitious cross country pilot. It has an integrated reserve, certified protector and improved aerodynamics. 


Three products, one concept. With its LTF certified foam protector and built-in reserve system the LIGHTNESS 2 is a fully operational harness for XC and Hike&Fly pilots who like to travel in comfort with light equipment. In the package are the harness and its LIGHTPACK 2, including the COMPRESSBAG LIGHT.


LIGHTNESS 2 geometry has been further developed, and it now has an ergonomic seat shell which adapts itself to the small of the back. This provides perfect back support; and pressure points become a thing of the past. Feedback from our test pilots: «The most comfortable reclining harness in the history of ADVANCE!»


It was possible to save weight when developing the LIGHTNESS 2 thanks to refining the design and choosing the right materials, without compromising the well-known ADVANCE quality. The new COMPRESSBAG LIGHT allows the paraglider to be packed very small in the LIGHTPACK. Put together these make a up light but complete package.



  • Ergonomic Seat Shell: Conforms to the spinal anatomy at the small of the back. Combined with the comfort foam this results in perfect support and maximum comfort.
  • Perfect Aerodynamics: Thanks to the spoiler on the speedbag and self-inflating neck cushion behind the head.
  • Compatible Speedbag Sizes: Each harness size can take all speedbag sizes.
  • Back mesh extends to seat shell: For perfect ventilation and maximum comfort.
  • Ronstan Pulleys: Ball bearing speed system pulleys for low friction and easy speed bar push
  • Fixtures for Drink System: Channel for tube out of the back compartment
  • Urinal-Tube (Relief Tube) Exit: For perfect guidance


  • Failure-proof 10mm / 15mm harness system with “easy adjust” buckles 
  • Neoprene leg strap covers
  • Reduced cross section for minimum drag
  • Cockpit with detachable instrument panel 


  • Comfortable Carrying System: with waist strap and adjustable chest strap
  • Large side Pockets: also suitable for drink bottles
  • Useful storage Bungee: ideal for walking poles and clothes
  • Pockets in the Waist Strap: with zip for mobiles 


  • Ergonomically shaped back support and shoulder straps
  • Wrist loops on the shoulder straps for relaxed hiking
  • Various attachment points and pockets
  • Drink tube holder on the shoulder straps
  • Hiking pole holder
  • ADVANCE Look: classy, clean and simple



  • LIGHTPACK 2: The LIGHTPACK 2 rucksack was designed specifically for the LIGHTNESS 2 harness. Both sizes (82ltr and 90ltr) are arranged to carry a normal size paraglider, the LIGHTNESS 2 harness with helmet and the necessary clothing. The compactness and geometry of the system means that the rucksack can be carried equally comfortably by small and large pilots.
  • COMPRESSBAG light: So that the paraglider takes up a minimum of space in the rucksack ADVANCE deliver the LIGHTNESS 2 with a compression bag. The COMPRESSBAG light replaces your paraglider’s usual inner bag and goes perfectly with the LIGHTNESS 2. Compactly stowed equipment is much more comfortable to carry.
  • Alias Alu-Carabiners
  • Carbon Footboard
  • Detachable Instrument Panel 


The ADVANCE LIGHTNESS 2 components have been developed with an uncompromising eye on low weight, and are intended for specialist owners. This puts decidedly high demands on their use and care. A comprehensive understanding of the product and its qualities is essential. Due the choice of materials and their construction the rucksack and harness are definitely more susceptible than normal ADVANCE products to wear and tear resulting from improper use.






Pilot height (cm) 155-172 165-183 178-200
Seating width (cm)* - - -
Carabiner height (cm)* - - -
Chest strap width (cm) 40-48 40-48 40-48
Harness weight (kg) 2.8 2.95 3.05
Load test EN 1651, 120 kg EN 1651, 120 kg EN 1651, 120 kg
Certification foam protector LTF 91/09 LTF 91/09 LTF 91/09
Rucksack volume (l) 82 82 90
Weight rucksack (kg) 0.84 0.84 0.88
Weight Compressbag light (g) 150 150 155

*The hammock principle means that the harness adapts itself exactly to the pilot’s body shape. The seat surface width becomes that of the pilot, and this dimension sets the height of the carabiner suspension points.

Important: Pilots in the following intermediate height ranges (165 to 172 cms - S or M harness, and 178 to 183 cms - M or L harness) are recommended to test both relevant speedbag sizes for the best fit. The correct speedbag length is fundamental to comfort and a flawless shape.



Seat area Seung Hee Cordura 210
Speedbag Shei Chung Hsin Neopren 1.5 mm
Main straps Techni Sangles Dyneema 10 mm 2320 daN
Safe-T-buckle System Austia Alpin Austria Alpin Alu-Leichtschnalle
Outer covering Seung Hee Nylon Ripstop 70D PU3



  • Harness and speedbag with carbon footboard
  • 2 Alias carabiners
  • Reserve connection lines and release handle connected to the four flap inner container
  • Built-in cockpit (with loop hook and loop fastener strip, plus removable cockpit panel with hook hook and loop fastener strip)
  • Foam protector for the seat area
  • Comfort foam for the back
  • Speed system (2 gray speed lines with Brummel hooks, 2 gray connections for length adjustment, 1 gray speed loop with gray footboard connection loop)
  • ‘Getting started’ booklet


  • detachable instrument panel
  • detachable mini chest strap



The LIGHTNESS 2 has been tested and approved in accordance with the LTF and DIN EN-Norm 1651 requirements at 120 kg operating weight. The foam protector has LTF approval.



Standard colours: Black-Anthracite-Vivid Blue

Custom colours: Extra cost. Delivery time approximately 10-12 weeks. Colours usually chosen from current Advance harness colours. Contact us to place your order and confirm your desired colours.


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