It might get ambiguous at times to understand what material has been used on your paraglider. There are often subtle differences in generations, models and treatments of each fabric.
The Skytex 27 is currently considered as the lightest paragliding fabric on the market.
The Skytex 27 CLASSIC has been initially developed for mountain lovers and ultralight paragliders, SKYTEX 27 CLASSIC has gradually found its place in the design of other paragliding. To follow its development Porcher Sport offers now a more comprehensive product line in order to meet the market demand for lighter weight paragliders.
The Skytex 27 CLASSIC II is a more durable version of the original Classic. Thanks to a double coating on the same side the Skytex 27 CLASSIC II is now more durable than ever. The porosity of SKYTEX 27 CLASSIC II is three times better after washing than SKYTEX 27 CLASSIC. Skytex 27 CLASSIC II is also firmer than Skytex 27 CLASSIC.
The durability of the Skytex 27 Classic II is similar to Skytex 40 classic the heavier version of the same fabric used on the standard version of paragliding wings.
Another variant of the Skytex 27 family is the Skytex 27 HARD finish version that has been specially designed for profiles of paragliding wings.
Going deeper into the technical specification of the Skytex 27 CLASSIC II you will find that the double coasting has added extra 2g/m2 so this material could also be technically referred to as Skytex 29.
The following lightweight paragliders are manufactured using the Skytex 27 CLASSIC II :
- PHI Maestro X-Alps