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Nova Artus (Hike and Fly)


  • $2,980.00 AUD

Ultralight pod harness, from 2 kg (size S) | Split leg loops | Lightweight, modular hybrid protector system | Parachute front container with shoulder suspension

ARTUS – Go light, fly far


The ultralight ARTUS pod harness (from 2 kg - size S) is based on the race version and has been optimised with a focus on increased safety and comfort. Whether it's a relaxed hike & fly, a vol-biv adventure or a competition - the ARTUS fulfills all the requirements of a lightweight harness. It offers a high level of comfort, aerodynamics and safety with a small pack size.


The ARTUS was developed for pilots who value minimal weight, maximum safety, and outstanding comfort. The extremely small projected frontal surface area ensures ideal aerodynamics, and the modular, two-part hybrid protector system contributes to the low weight. The ARTUS comes with a built-in ALUMINA+ protector – the lower part serves as impact protection for the thighs and hips, and the upper part protects the back up to the thoracic vertebrae. The protector system is made of PE foam and a very light tube structure made of aluminium, which is also used in aviation. The harness features a shoulder suspension for the rescue system, which is installed in the front container. These and several other well-thought-out features provide plenty of storage space and a high level of comfort and safety.




Hard Facts

  • Ultra Lightweight H&F pod harness: Designed for hike & fly, climb & fly and vol biv, built from ultra-light materials, but never at the expense of safety
  • Lightweight, modular hybrid protector system ALUMINA+:
  • Protection from the thighs up to the thoracic spine, low weight and high safety thanks to a material mix of PE foam and aluminium tube structure
  • Split-Leg-Loop system: Good manoeuvrability combined with pleasant damping and impressive smoothness during gliding – performance limiting rolling is minimised
  • Parachute front container with shoulder suspension
  • Sizes: S, M, L
  • Weight incl. ALUMINA+ protector: 2.0 / 2.1 / 2.2 kg
  • Weight incl. ARTUS AIR protector: 2.15 / 2.25 / 2.35 kg
  • ARTUS Stuffsack: Included pack sack for compact storage and protection of materials

Race feeling with every flight. You don't have to be a top athlete to enjoy the benefits of the ARTUS. We have adopted the aerodynamics, aesthetics and agility of the race version and increased its durability by reinforcing the material. This gives you that race feeling even when you're not competing, without having to compromise on safety. The ARTUS is definitely suitable for everyday use, although we recommend that you handle the material with care.

Comfortable lightweight. The ARTUS is in the 2 kg weight range and features a standard of safety and comfort that is usually found in heavier harnesses. Practical features such as various storage compartments and detachable parts make handling easier and enable additional weight reduction. The ARTUS Stuffsack (included) ensures a small packing volume.

TIP: Complete your ultralight equipment with the matching rucksack - the NOVA X-PACK 50 (525 grams).

Safety in focus. The parachute is located in the front container. From there, the V-bridle on the right side of the harness runs through a channel to the rear and allows the parachute to be suspended from the shoulders. The two-part ALUMINA+ hybrid back protector system extends along the thighs and back right up to the thoracic spine and provides extensive protection. It consists of PE foam and a very light tubular structure made of aluminium. An optional inflatable ARTUS AIR protector can also be purchased for an even smaller packing volume. For correct handling and inspection, please read the manual carefully.

The ultimate in lightness. Designed for hike & fly, climb & fly and vol biv, ultra-lightweight products are built to be as light and compact as possible. To achieve this, we use the lightest materials and technologies available - but never at the expense of safety! For the longest possible enjoyment of the product, we recommend particularly careful handling of the equipment.

Target group
The ARTUS is aimed at pilots who want to fly a very light, safe and high-performance pod harness. You benefit from the high level of comfort and precise handling on long cross-country flights, ambitious hike & fly competitions and also on vol biv tours. The ARTUS is also suitable for everyday use thanks to reinforced materials in the more stressed areas.

Features in detail
Ready for take off. It is important to close the ARTUS correctly so that you can get into the air quickly and safely. The diagram on the leg loops shows you how to correctly connect the coloured straps with the corresponding metal rods and rings. The colour coding for each side corresponds to the familiar scheme found on most NOVA paragliders, which prevents the possibility of incorrect attachment: red for left and green for right. The EASE Aerotec carabiners from Edelrid, specially developed for paragliding, guarantee minimum weight with maximum strength.
For step-by-step instructions, please refer to the manual or take a look at our tutorial.

Aerodynamic and individual. The seat position is adjusted using the back and shoulder straps for the best possible flying comfort. The length of the pod can be adjusted using three straps on each side. Markings facilitate symmetrical adjustment. The three-step speed bar runs through low-friction rings and can be operated with little effort. The plastic footplate is very hard-wearing and protects the calves during launch.
Tip: to get the most out of the ARTUS, we recommend a more reclined flying position. The bottom of the pod should be horizontal.

Space for gear. The ARTUS offers plenty of storage space thanks to its various pockets and compartments. The back compartment offers the most space. There is a zip pocket on the left and right side of the pod and there is also space under the seat. The detachable kangaroo pocket at chest height can be used to store small items such as a power bank or muesli bar. There are Velcro straps on the cockpit and shoulder straps to secure instruments. There are also channels for the drinking tube from the back compartment and for the pee tube on the outer shell.

Technical Data

Size Chart


  • Webbing:
  •    Dynalight 3 mm (Dyneema)
  • Seat:
  •   190D 3x3 Ripstop fabric
  •   10 mm PE Foam
  • Outer Shell:
  •    70D 3x3 Ripstop fabric
  •    Skytex 27C2
  •    DOKDO 30D, Span 2-Way 200g/m²


Scope of Delivery

  • ALUMINA+ Protector
  • ARTUS Stuffsack
  • Manual
  • ARTUS AIR Protector (Optional)


Optionall Extras
Additionally, the inflatable ARTUS AIR protector can be purchased to further reduce the pack size.

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