The Ozium 2 is an incredibly lightweight XC pod harness that is designed for adventure flying. The Ozium series concept has been proven during several years of intense vol-biv flying, and two editions of the RedBull X-Alps, the toughest and most brutal adventure race in the world. We took the X-Alps prototypes 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 Ozium 2 builds on the success of its predecessor with added features, refined geometry, and improved adjustment systems. In addition, it is even lighter. Pilots can now choose from a wide range of pod options - the interchangeable pods allow a customised level of durability and warmth in the air, and easy replacement.
These refinements and added features are present even though the overall weight has been decreased. With the standard pod option, medium size, the Ozium 2 weighs in at just 2.46kg, 140g lighter than the original Ozium.
CONSTRUCTION & DESIGN
The Ozium's seatboard-free design not only keeps weight to a minimum, but also provides a comfortable, well-balanced feel in the air with just the right amount of sensitivity. With the pod length adjusted properly, the Ozium 2 can be 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 without compression. This relaxed body position is key for long XC flights.
A polycarbonate pod footplate is included as standard but a an ultra-light carbon version is also available as an option. The Ozium 2 also includes a lightweight integrated cockpit for instruments, an integrated speed-system, lightweight aluminium carabiners, 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 emergency beacon mounting point.
The main surfaces of the harness are built from a 210 denier ripstop with a long track record of durability. The lightest pod option (which comes standard) is made from a flexible lycra 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 2 is made from a mix of 15mm and 25mm webbing, optimized for strength, weight, and durability. In addition to the main dorsal storage pocket, there is an additional compartment beneath the seat and on both sides of the harness, which feature loops to secure items in place.
|Pilot Height (cm)||Harness Size||Pod Size||Weight w/
Lycra Pod (kg)*
570 Pod (kg)*
720 Pod (kg)*
|Harness, Carabiners, Reserve Bag & Handle (g)||1300||1340||1380|
|Pod Lycra [light] (g)||540||570||600|
|Pod 570 [midweight] (g)||570||600||630|
|Pod 720 [warmest] (g)||690||730||770|
|Lightweight Foam [standard] (g)||320||320||320|
|High Density Foam [option] (g)||580||580||580|
|Polycarbonate Backplate [option w/lightweight foam] (g)||195||195||195|
|Polycarbonate Footplate for Lycra & 570 [standard] (g)||110||135||135|
|Polycarbonate Footplate for 720 [standard] (g)||185||200||200|
|Carbon Footplate for Lycra and 570 [option] (g)||90||100||100|
|Speed System for Lycra & 570 Pod (g)||30||30||30|
|Speed System for 720 Pod (g)||70||70||70|
|Cockpit Foam for Lycra & 570 Pod (g)||60||60||60|
|Cockpit Foam for 720 Pod (g)||80||80||80|
* Weight includes all standard options: Lightweight Foam, Alu Carabiners, Pod incl. Cockpit, Cockpit-Foam, Speedline incl. 2 Brummel Hooks, Polycarbonate Footplate, Bridle-Line, Rescue Handle & Inner Container