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ChairBag Integral 3, convertible Harness Backpack

ChairBag Integral IV - convertible Harness/Backpack

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The ChairBag Integral IV is a better more advanced and comfortable version of the ChairBag III. Sophisticated, super-light dual-purpose harness - a harness when flying and a backpack when traveling, all under 2.55 [kg]. Designed for pilots on the go who want the comfort and safety of a full feature harness for half the weight. Just flip the harness inside out, throw in your glider and you are ready to go. Professional carrying system with gel padded shoulder straps and waist belt insure comfortable, effortless hikes to take-off.

Based on the Chairbag III, but implementing all the accumulated experience gained during years of Chairbag production, we believe the Chairbag IV offers many advantages over the previous version.

Unlike other convertible harnesses on the market, the ChairBag comes with a full-size seat plate for maximum comfort and weight shift control.  Pilot protection insured by the integrated Cygnus air bag system and the under the seat emergency parachute container.

Fitted with lightweight quick lock buckles throughout and Aluminum loop-and-slide adjusters for easy in-flight use, the ChairBag provides lavish comfort where you least expect it.

ChairBag Integral IV - a harness when flying and a backpack when traveling


ChairBag Integral IV new design features:

  • Anatomically designed new monocoque back support plate, greatly improving comfort while flying and walking
  • Side support webbing arrangement modified for enhanced back support
  • Lighter 25mm. webbing structure
  • Improved harness shape to better suit a wider range of pilot heights
  • Integrated Shoulder loops to accept a new lightweight bridle (Connects with no metal links between emergency parachute and Chairbag)
  • Designed to accept our new 3 Ton forged carabiner (offered as standard with this harness)


  • Only 2.55 Kg (without seatplate)- Among the lightest full-feature convertible harness on the market
  • The market's most efficient airbag protection (DHV certified )
  • No need to carry a separate backpack (sac) - Everything fits inside...
  • Improved integrated under the seat emergency parachute container
  • Slim profile and teardrop bag shape for reduced drag
  • Much improved, stylish back carrying system with gel-padded shoulder straps and ergonomic back support for long hikes
  • All buckles are Lightweight quick lock buckles
  • Reflective strip for better visibility at night
  • Compression straps to tie down the contents of the bag for comfortable hiking
  • Lightweight plastic hardware
  • Two pockets on the support waist strap
  • Left side pockets for easy in-flight access
  • Straps for holding hiking poles
  • The ChairBag is Speedbar-ready
  • For ease of use and weight saving, use APCO’s Wonder Bar
  • Higher density cloth - stronger and more durable , but just as light - ending excessive wear and tear
  • Double air chamber system for controlled air release on impact
  • Two vents for better seal on impact
  • Airbag protection for neck area too
  • Lightweight “X” frame for stable inflation with replaceable battens
  • Built in Velcro bridle guides
  • Loop and slide adjusters for one-handed in-flight adjustment
  • 7075 T6 Aluminum – Aviation grade hardware
  • Additional removable sac in back pocket for storage
  • Perfect choice for flying holidays, hiking or vol-bivouac flying


Integrated cygnus airbag, protecting body and neck area, featuring double air chamber system for controlled air release on impact with two vents for better seal on impact and lightweight "X" frame for stable inflation with replaceable battens.


Chairbag IV based on DHV certified Chairbag (Chairbag and airbag protector DHV certification)


Option Number Color Design
1. Black body with Blue trim colors - back packColors
2. Black body with Red trim
3. Black body with Green trim
4. Black body with Orange trim

Price Includes:
  • Emergency Parachute Connection Bridle (2 pieces)
  • 2 X carbiners - 3 Ton Carabiner (2 Twist)
  • One size harness - fits all




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Charles Bedell  (Wednesday, 20 April 2016)
Rating: 4
I've been flying my Chairbag IV for several months now with great satisfaction.rnThe light weight, instructor recommendation, and excellent price,
were the main reasons for choosing a Chairbag IV. I was not dissapointed. Hiking to one of our 'hot' sites, before the Chairbag IV, was out of the
question. The light weight, solid yet comfortable construction and knowledge that a dual airbag safety feature was present made the hike bearable
(1hr 45min over hot old pineapple fields and steep switchbacks). Set up and repacking are as simple as it gets with plenty of room for wing, dry
clothes, camelback full of water, helmet, radio, GoPro, flight suit, and flight deck without fear of ripping the zipper apart. The water proof outer
shell is a bonus during short rain squalls or excessive sweating. I only have one complaint about the Chairbag IV.rnWith my old harness I routinely
used a stirup to get into the seat after launch. I purchased a stirup with the Chairbag along with their most excellent speedbar in the paragliding
universe. The problem was that the stirup had to route through the rings that the speedbar lines also must traverse. This set up an unacceptable
friction/binding situation when trying to use the speedbar.rnI have since abandoned the stirup and just tighted up the leg straps. Problem of getting
into the seat--solved. I highly recommend the Chairbag IV to anyone who wants a sturdy, light weight, reliable, comfortable and reasonably priced
hiking harness.

hgt750  (Monday, 21 July 2014)
Rating: 5
This is my first time to purchase a pure air bag harness, and also my first convertible harness. I hope it could save half the weight while no
compromise in safety and comfort. Looking forward to seat it into the sky.

zs5pgm  (Wednesday, 16 July 2014)
Rating: 5
Review of Apco Chairbag 3 harness. I have been flying for about 4 years in South Africa and tried many different harnesses. I am now flying with the
Apco Chairbag 3 harness and find it very comfortable in flight, easy to move around on take off, easy to get seated, don't have to let go of toggles
or grab the risers, just sit back. The harness gives very direct feedback from the wing making it easy to find and center in thermals. When
approaching landing it is easy to get out the harness in preparation for landing. No uncomfortable pinching from the leg straps when in standing
position and if you overshoot top landing just sit back into the harness to get seated again.rnAs a back pack, quick and simple to reverse into
backpack, I fit a size 28 (L) wing in the backpack easily with plenty of room for helmet, flight suit and instruments. The padded back and shoulder
straps make carrying very comfortable even on long walks. Material is strong and durable but very light weigh, saving me about 8 Kg compared to a
standard harness and backpack combination.rnI have also found the airbag protection to be very effective, on a few hard fast landings it has provided
very good protection and even after long slow approach in standing position, it retains air and protection very well. I would recommend this harness
to pilots who require a light weight option and want good feedback in flight.rnrnMatthewrnrnSouth Africa

waterlown  (Tuesday, 07 January 2014)
Rating: 5
I have flown and traveled with a "chair bag intergral", which I believe was an earlier version of this chairbag, for nearly 2 years and over
200 flights and am planning to buy this model! The harness is extremely comfortable even on longer flights. Easily adjustable even in flight The
rucsac is large enough for my glider, helmet , flights suit and Apco front mounted reserve and flight desk. Packed into a protective bag for air
travel, the kit weighs 19kg. Having travelled to and flown in India, Thailand, New Zealand and Australia with this harness, I have had 4 hard
landings. These were either downwind, to avoid an obstical or thermic dumps, so the airbag was well tested and was extremely effective in preventing
injury. Having seen other makes of chairbags in action I have chosen to get the latest version. Walter Lown Fly for Fun!

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