It's vital that the reserve is compatible with the harness or front mounted container to ensure a swift and easy deployment. So we check to make sure that: The reserve folds comfortably into the deployment bag The lines slip out of the mouthlock easily The bridles and maillons are in [...]

Examine for damage


Before hanging the reserve out to air, we carefully examine the lines and canopy to make sure there's no evidence of damage or contamination. Reserves can inflate very sharply, creating a significant shock loading, so any signs of weakness are taken seriously. We also check the condition of the bridles, [...]

Check deployment


The first step is to carefully deploy the reserve and make sure everything works as it should: Do the pins release easily? Does the reserve come out without needing too much force? Are the bridle and lines long enough to allow a good swing without the mouthlock releasing? Do the [...]


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