Our formation skydiving suit is the backbone of what we do and our pattern has been refined over 30 years to bring you a suit that combines comfort, style and performance.
We can provide for a variety of fall rates to fit any skydivers needs. Fast fall is a taffeta/ripstop front, which is zero porosity, allowing the suit to slip through the air with little resistance. For an average fall rate, we use a polycotton front, perfect for a range of jumping and sizes. The polycotton front works medium to heavier jumpers who want, or need, to slow their fall-rate down a bit - or for lightweight jumpers who want a 'Big way' suit, or AFF instructors to jump with lightweight students.
Our new range of suits has reinforcements in all the places you want them, inside pockets on all suits, and booties included in the base price. We've also been revamping our fabrics, finding resilient choices in the best colours.
Our slow fall rate suit is for the Heavy jumper who really needs to slow down. The slow fall suit is a looser fit, but not massively baggy suit - the secret to its success lies in the zero porosity lining we build into all the back or rear areas, plus the forearms and legs.
Our slow fall suit receives more plaudits from satisfied customers than any of our suit designs - because it works! The air gets into the suit but can't escape, so we achieve a semi-inflation of the suit resulting in a slower fall rate.
For competitors, we suggest the options you would need for a competition suit -such as double arm grips, inside knee grips, Cordura Mega Booties, padded knees and elbows and a Coolmax comfort lining.
There are a wide variety of options available on our suits, and we are happy to try to accommodate special requests. Here are some of the most popular options on our FS suits, but please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have questions, or see your local dealer.
If you are unsure what fall rate suit you require, speak to your instructor / coach. Each of our fall rate options (slow / average / fast) result in a suit constructed of different materials to assist you towards your target fall rate.
Additionally, selecting a loose fit suit will give you a slower fall rate.
Booties add additional drag to your lower leg / foot, providing you with more power and control from your leg inputs. The booties are pleated at the front to provide an angled control surface, much like a rudder.
Standard booties are made from Polycotton and go from just below the knee to the toe. Mega booties are slightly larger and constructed from Cordura, resulting in more drag and therefore more power.
Booties can be ordered with an elasticated back only, where the bootie is slipped on over the toe, or with a zip and popper at the side which allows for easier putting on and removal.
A single arm grip is adequate for most scenarios, and grips are long enough for the occasional circumstances where 2 people are sharing a grip.
Double grips allow the grip to be sewn to the suit at the outside, creating a sort of "pocket" for the grip taker to hook their hand in (one grip for each direction - side and front) which can assist competitors holding grips during fast block moves.
Outside leg grips come as standard. Inside leg grips make it easier for a grip taker to pick up a "cat" grip (2 legs) with an offset (1 inside and 1 outside grip). Our inside leg grips are positioned slightly back on the leg to make them easier to walk in on the ground, and we can also produce softer/thinner grips by special request
Additional lining inside the suit which can help stay cooler in the heat (keeping your skin away from the outer layer of the suit) and warmer in the cold (additional layer).
Knee / elbow padding
Exactly what it says on the tin. Knee padding is recommended for anyone who spends time on their knees (instructors, jumpmasters) and/or those who keep their suit on whilst packing. Elbow padding is useful for anyone who finds themselves in regular contact with the walls in the wind tunnel!
1 pocket is included as standard on each suit, by default inside the chest of the suit. Additional pockets can be added at extra cost, and can be in almost any location, including:
- Inside chest (left and right)
- Arm (in front of grip)
Please indicate pocket instructions under "Special Instructions" on the order form
By default, the thread colour used in construction of the suit will match the material colour. A contrasting thread colour will subtly add colour to a suit.
Additional strip of colour along the grip
There is space on the order form to add any additional special requests. We are always happy to discuss any special requests you have - our production team are based in the same building as our admin staff, so we can easily discuss or pass on special requests to production without anything being "lost in translation". You can even visit us and meet the admin and production staff to discuss your requirements in person (please get in touch to arrange an appointment)
Examples of options available via special instruction:
- Additional pockets
- High collar
- Thin / Soft grips
- Different materials in certain areas (e.g. cordura on a small bootie)
- Thigh pocket for Jack knife
- Specific colours for collar, cuffs, zip (usually picked to match adjacent panels on the suit)
- Different colours for panel 8 on a female fit suit
- Varying fit in different areas of the suit (e.g. lose fit but tight / spandex arms)
- Zip up vents on legs to stay cool on the ground
- Specialised booties (e.g. vented, bungee cord, specialised shapes for power vs precision)
- Special materials (likely to extend lead time in addition to higher cost)
- Cordura grips
- Cordura bum
Some special requests will incur additional cost depending on the additional time and/or materials required. The list above is not exhaustive, and we'd be glad to talk through any other ideas or requirements you may have.