NEO Stay Up 2.0
STAY UP 2.0
The StayUp is back in an improved version but faithful to the virtues than earned it its reputation. It is still as resistant due to the exclusive ripstop Dyneema material used, which proved itself in the last 5 years.
This second version is the result of a close collaboration with our ambassador, Max Pinot and Tim Alongi . We live and fly at the same spot, which makes creativity and the sometimes daily modifications easy. The StayUp 2.0 is very similar to the last Promodel used in the latest H&F races such as X-Alps, Bornes to Fly and X-Pyr, among others. In order to meet the demands of flying in these competitions, we redesigned the 3D shape of the NEO seat for more comfort, stability, and precision in handling.
PHILOSOPHY OF THE STAY UP
GEOMETRY AND BUCKET SEAT
5 years of experience on the geometry of the StayUp and the Suspender demonstrated that it can provide the pilot with a well-balanced stability to precision ratio, as well as being an accessible pod harness for everyone by being very stable in accelerated flight.
The new fabric molding of the bucket seat offers higher comfort and better back support with fewer adjustments. In fact, the number of adjustments decreased significantly to just one for the back inclination. The rest of the seat adapts to most body types. The addition of the Koroyd PROPACK back protection offers additional support by stiffening the seat.
The comfort of the StayUp 2.0 is also a result of its ergonomics. Getting in the pod is very intuitive after take off. The stability in the sitting position makes the pod very accessible and will please pilots new to pod harnesses.
The larger carbon foot plate offers greater comfort in flight as it is easy to change the position of the feet, especially while using the speedbar. This plate also allows increasing the overall volume of the pod to make using the speedbar easier.
LIGHTNESS AND DURABILITY
No compromises were made in terms of durability for a harness weighing less than 2kg. The harness is 80% ripstop Dyneema, developed 5 years ago and whose durability has been more than proven. No other material used in hike and fly harnesses on the market is this resistant.
The whole structure is made up by HMPE (high-modulus polyethylene) webbing for minimum weight.
Pilot comfort is a priority, which is why we kept a soft and precise adjustment thanks to smooth chest strap adjustment, despite the extra weight of the buckles.
Parts subjected to wear, such as the pod closure and the carbon foot plate are easily replaceable without the need of a workshop.
The StayUp was designed to last long.
The StayUp 2.0 includes two protections:
- Under the seat. The 8cm NEO-Koroyd 2.3 is certified EN, LTF and CE. If provides efficient protection in all phases of the flight for such a light weight and small volume. The protection is narrower than the NEO-Koroyd 2.0 for a smaller volume when packed.
NEO-Koroyd 2.0 for a smaller volume when packed.
- On the back, The Koroyd PROPACK protection is CE (EN1621) certified. It only weighs 145g and protects the spine against punching (rock or hiking poles inside the bag, for example).
The harness can be used without the protection. The NEO-Koroyd 2.3 can be easily removed by opening the zipper under the seat. For the ProPack, just remove it from the back pocket.
The StayUp 2.0 is the first NEO harness to include a Booomtag®. It's an NFC (Near Field Communication) chip with information about your product. It is located close to the carabiner on the right side of the harness. By scanning it with your NFC smartphone, you can:
- Provide your emergency contact information (3 SOS/ICE numbers per account)
- Mark your gear as 'lost' when lost or stolen. Any honest finder can contact you, and ownership can only be transferred with your consent
- Access document and technical information such as user manuals
- Receive important information about the product
(tips, safety notices, etc).
- Upload the product invoice so you'll never lose it
Container Lite 2.0
The harness includes a front container for the rescue parachute. This container was completely redesigned and integrates more naturally and aerodynamically on the pod. The container closes using 2 zippers locked by a central handle. A loop on the side of the container allows connecting it to the safety system to prevent the container from twisting. To adapt to most light rescues, the container comes in 4 sizes, from S to XL, and it is compatible with the harness in all its sizes. It can therefore be exchanged by your local reseller.
The rescue bridles come preinstalled in the container.
A new accessory was added to the StayUp 2.0: a cockpit with integrated pocket. This cockpit lets you attach your instruments permanently. On take off, just pass it around your neck and place it on the container. A hole in the pocket lets you pass the cables for charging.
After landing, the harness easily changes to walk mode with you or inside the rucksack, with all its contents.
A new kind of Velcro® was used. It catches less grass, it stays clean longer, and it is stronger against shearing: your instruments won't fall while running for take off. On the contrary, this Velcro® is easy to remove after the flight with your instruments on it. A piece of matching Velcro® is delivered with the harness to place it on your instrument.
The harness features a light 3-step speedbar. The dyneema lines are routed through ball-bearing Allen Brothers pulleys. The pulleys are easily removable thanks to textile shackles that allow changing them for larger pulleys or Auto Ratchet pulleys.
Pockets and stowage
- Side pockets: right zippered pocket, outer open left pocket for easy stowage in flight, internal right pocket ideal for the radio.
- Under the seat: 6L volume, for light objects
- Instrument holder pocket
- Vol-biv pocket (optional): the pocket for the Koroyd protection can be replaced with a slightly larger pocket for vol-biv.