Manufacturers of rigs (parachutes) for skydiving.

A rig consists of a container, harness, one or two canopies, and possibly an AAD.

"Containers" are the backpack-like things that your "canopies" (parachutes) are kept in when you jump out of a plane.

"Harnesses" are the straps that keep the container (and canopy) attached to you. Most containers are permanently attached to a harness.

A "canopy" is the technical term for the actual parachute. The "container" is not part of the canopy, and is often purchased separately.

Most containers intended for sports parachuting hold two canopies, a main and a reserve. This means that if there is a problem with the main canopy, you can cut it away and open the reserve.

An "AAD" or "Automatic Activation Device" is a safety device to automatically open your reserve parachute at the last moment if you do not open your parachute normally.

(Note that "Skydiving" and "Parachuting" mean the same thing).

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Bourdon Forge Company
Manufactures safety, parachute and racing harness hardware. Products and specifications.
Paratec
German manufacturer of parachutes, including the Next container, the Fandango, Balance, Quadra and Super-7 mains, and the Speed 2000 reserve. Printable order forms.
Performance Variable
Manufacturer of "Contrail" and "Spark" main canopies, "Quick Reserve" reserve canopies, "Omega" containers and the "Performance Tandem" tandem container.
Strong Enterprises
Manufactures Quasar containers and Stellar canopies. Product information, printable order forms.
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