NEO Stay Up 2.0 – Ultra Lightweight Pod Harness
(We have demonstrator harnesses available in sizes M and L, so if you’d like to test fly the NEO Stay Up 2.0 Harness please contact us)
The StayUp is back in an improved version, faithful to the virtues than earned it its reputation. It is still as resistant due to the exclusive ripstop Dyneema material used, which has proved itself in the last 5 years.
This second version is the result of a close collaboration with our ambassadors Max Pinot and Tim Alongi. We live and fly at the same spot, which makes creativity and the sometimes daily modifications easy. The StayUp 2.0 is very similar to the last Promodel used in the latest H&F races such as X-Alps, Bornes to Fly and X-Pyr, among others. In order to meet the demands of flying in these competitions, we redesigned the 3D shape of the NEO seat for more comfort, stability, and precision in handling.
The StayUp 2.0 is a high-end light pod harness suitable for experienced pilots as well as for pilots new to pod harnesses. Whether it is for demanding hike and fly competitions or for everyday flying at your local site, the durability and weight of the StayUp 2.0 make it the ideal companion. Since the first generation, we have always emphasized comfort and a sitting position that allow pilots to relax, fly longer and more confidently by eliminating the embellishments and appendixes that do not contribute to performance and the athlete, and make the harness heavier. Our ambassadors are very mindful of their efficiency and NEO’s DNA is of the same caliber.
Five years of experience on the geometry of the StayUp and the Suspender demonstrated that it can provide the pilot with a well-balanced stability to precision ratio, as well as being an accessible pod harness for everyone by being very stable in accelerated flight. In this second generation of the StayUp, we kept the general geometry and we reviewed the 3D shape of the bucket seat for further comfort and precision. The fabric surrounding the body was re-designed for more support on the thighs up to the top of the back. The bucket seat offers the pilot precise handling and efficient communication with the glider.
The new fabric molding of the bucket seat offers higher comfort and better back support with fewer adjustments. In fact, the number of adjustments has decreased significantly to just one for the back inclination. The rest of the seat adapts to most body types. The addition of the Koroyd PROPACK back protection offers additional support by stiffening the seat.
The comfort of the StayUp 2.0 is also a result of its ergonomics. Getting into the pod is very intuitive after take off. The stability in the sitting position makes the pod very accessible and will please pilots new to pod harnesses.
The larger carbon foot plate offers greater comfort in flight as it is easy to change the position of the feet, especially while using the speedbar. This plate also increases the overall volume of the pod which makes using the speedbar easier.
No compromises were made in terms of durability for a harness weighing less than 2kg. The harness is 80% ripstop Dyneema, developed 5 years ago and whose durability has been more than proven. No other material used in hike and fly harnesses on the market is this resistant to wear.
The whole structure is made up by HMPE (high-modulus polyethylene) webbing for minimum weight.
Pilot comfort is a priority, which is why we kept a smooth chest strap adjustment, despite the extra weight of the buckles.
Parts subjected to wear, such as the pod closure and the carbon foot plate are easily replaceable without the need to visit a workshop. The StayUp 2.0 was designed to last a long time.
The StayUp 2.0 includes two protectors:
– Under the seat. The 8cm NEO-Koroyd 2.3 is certified EN, LTF and CE. It provides efficient protection in all phases of the flight for such a light weight and small volume. The protection is narrower than the NEO-Koroyd 2.0 for a smaller volume when packed.
– On the back, The Koroyd PROPACK protection is CE (EN1621) certified. It only weighs 145g and protects the spine against penetration (rocks or hiking poles inside the bag, for example).
If necessary, the harness can be used without the protection. The NEO-Koroyd 2.3 can be easily removed by opening the zipper under the seat. For the ProPack, just remove it from the back pocket.
Container Lite 2.0
The harness includes a front container for the rescue parachute. This container was completely redesigned and integrates more naturally and aerodynamically on the pod. The container closes using 2 zippers locked by a central handle. A loop on the side of the container allows connection to the safety system to prevent the container from twisting. To adapt to most light rescues, the container comes in 4 sizes, from S to XL, and it is compatible with the harness in all its sizes. It can therefore be exchanged by your local reseller at the time of purchase. We will supply a Container Lite 2.0 in the same size as your harness. Please let us know if you require a different size of Container Lite 2.0 when you place your order.
The rescue bridles come preinstalled in the container.
A new accessory was added to the StayUp 2.0: a cockpit with integrated pocket. This cockpit lets you attach your instruments permanently. On take off, just pass it around your neck and place it on the container. A hole in the pocket lets you route the cables for charging.
A new kind of Velcro® was used. It catches less grass, it stays clean longer, and it has better shear strength: your instruments won’t fall while running on take off. On the contrary, this Velcro® is easy to remove after the flight with your instruments on it. A piece of matching Velcro® is delivered with the harness to place on your instrument.
The harness features a lightweight 3-step speedbar. The dyneema lines are routed through Allen Brothers ball-bearing pulleys. The pulleys are easily removable thanks to textile shackles that allow easy changing for larger pulleys or Auto Ratchet pulleys.
Pockets and stowage
The StayUp 2.0 has several pockets to stow objects in flight:
The StayUp 2.0 is the first NEO harness to include a Booomtag®. It’s an NFC (Near Field Communication) chip with information about your product. It is located close to the carabiner on the right side of the harness. By scanning it with your NFC smartphone, you can:
TYPE – Ultralight cross-country harness, perfect for hike and fly.
CONCEPT – Pre-shaped seat, for a relaxed flight. The StayUp can be flown with or without protection.
WEIGHT – 1.45kg without protection (size M) / 1.95kg with protection.
GEOMETRY – Classic ABS with 2 safety Get-Up buckles.
SIZES – S – M – L – XL.
CERTIFICATION – EN 1651 – 120 kg / CE.
MAIN MATERIALS – Dyneema Ripstop, Hypalon, PE foam, Dyneema webbing, aluminum buckles.
PROTECTION – NEO-Koroyd 2.3: 8 cm thick, 270g, Koroyd PROPACK : EN1621-2:2014, 145g.
CARABINERS – AUSTRIALPIN Rocket (64g).
INCLUDED ACCESSORIES – Light 3-step speedbar, cockpit.
RESCUE – Front container in 5 sizes XS, S, M, L and XL. Rescue bridle included.
OPTIONS – Litebag 70l or 90l, vol-biv pouch.
MANUFACTURING – France.
Dowload the User Guide here
Stock code: F-NEO-H-STAYUP2.0:size