The Optimum Reserve is made from a new, low permeability, low bulk fabric available only from PD.
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The Optimum Reserve is now offered in sizes ranging from 99 to 253 square feet. It is made from a new low permeability, low bulk fabric available exclusively from Performance Designs. PD combined this fabric with special aerodynamics and extensive reinforcing to create great strength, better performance, and a far smaller pack volume for a given size. The Optimums are rated for maximum exit weights ranging from 220 pound to as much as 290 pounds! The Optimum has successfully been drop-tested at weights and speeds considerably higher than those required for FAA certification according to TSO C23d, the highest standard to date. The Optimum flies and lands far more like a main parachute as well as offers a more powerful flare, by a wide margin, of any reserve ever tried by PD.
The Optimum Reserve comes in the following sizes: 99, 106, 113, 126, 143, 160, 176, 193, 218, 235, and 253.
The Optimum Reserve only comes in orange.Click here to download the Optimum Order Form.
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