The Ozium is an incredibly lightweight XC pod harness for pilots who need a compact and lightweight solution for adventure flying.
The Ozium is an incredibly lightweight XC pod harness for pilots who need a compact and lightweight solution for adventure flying. The Ozium concept and design was thoroughly proven during the 2013 RedBull X-Alps, the toughest and most brutal adventure race in the world. OZONE Team Pilots flew the Ozium for long XC flights in intense Alpine conditions, and carried it through the heart of the Alps for days on end. We have taken the X-Alps competition prototype and added a bit more durability and user-friendliness, making it an excellent choice for pilots seeking a lightweight pod system that is comfortable and features a very low pack volume. The total weight of the Ozium comes in at just 2.6kg.
The Ozium’s seatboard-free design not only cuts weight dramatically, but also provides a moderated sensitivity in the air. The carbon-fiber footplate is a rigid and comfortable anchor point for weight shifting and maneuvering inside the harness. With the pod length adjusted properly, the Ozium is flown with a very relaxed body position, allowing the pilot to recline effortlessly into the back-section of the harness with hammock-like support from shoulders to heels. This relaxed body position is key for long XC flights, as proven by the OZONE team in the X-Alps race.
An integrated speed-bar is included with the Ozium, and the glider-attachment side is left intentionally long in order to allow pilots to route it through the glider’s speed system if desired. If you choose to use the traditional Brummel-hook system, simply trim the speed system to the desired length.
The Ozium also includes a lightweight integrated cockpit, for instruments, and a hydration access system consisting of an inner pocket in the back of the harness with an opening and anchor points for your hydration tube. On the opposite shoulder strap, there is a lightweight vario or SPOT mounting point.
The main surfaces of the harness are built from a durable 210 denier ripstop which we have been using for various applications for several years. The pod is made from a flexible lycra-like material which requires a certain amount of care, but should last for several seasons of use. The pod is also a fully replaceable part of the harness. The load bearing structure of the Ozium is made from 25mm webbing, a standard and very reliable material. In addition to the main storage pocket, there is a storage pocket beneath the seat and on both sides of the harness which feature a loop to secure items.
|Body Size (cm)||Harness||Pod|
|Body Size (cm)|
* Weights may vary up to 50gm per size due to slight variations in the manufacturing of the fabric used.
|Weight of Harness with Alu Carabiners (2 pcs), Bridle-Line, Rescue Handle & Inner Container||kg||1.49||1.49||1.51||1.51|
|Weight of Speedbag incl. Speed System Line||kg||0.38||0.4||0.4||0.42|
|Weight of Carbon Foot Board||kg||0.1||0.1||0.1||0.1|
|Weight of Cockpit||kg||0.07||0.07||0.07||0.07|
|Total weight harness with LTF foam||kg||2.58||2.6||2.62||2.64|
|Total weight harness with lightweight foam||kg||2.39||2.41||2.43||2.45|