In the field for over 40 years with no major recalls. With over 43,000 rigs built, today’s Racer is a product of a deliberate and careful evolution. We’ve introduced more safety innovations than any other parachute company. You can’t go wrong with a Parachute Labs Racer on your back.
All Racers are built with Type 13 webbing (7000 pound tensile strength). Type 13, identified by black “tracer threads” on both edges, is just a little bit thicker, and has more body than the Type 7 cargo net webbing used by other manufacturers. The result is greater harness comfort because your weight is distributed more evenly, without point loading caused by rolling of the edges. Type 13 was specifically designed to be used as personnel harness webbing. Therefor, it doesn’t slip in the hardware as Type 7 (yellow trace thread), and type 8 (single trace thread in the center) will.
The Fastest Reserve
The reserve pilotchute is external and doesn’t have to push through multiple flaps. Because there is no “boxing” (sewn corners) at the top of the reserve container, the reserve bag can’t get jammed. The Racer is legendary for being able to deliver a reserve faster than any other container, with or without RSL/MARD.
Magnetic Riser Covers
Maintenance free and they practically close themselves, these riser covers open smoothly and have proven themselves to be super secure.