The Optimum Reserve is made from a 30 denier low-permeability, low-bulk fabric available exclusively from Performance Designs.
We've 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! This reserve 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 with a more powerful flare, by a wide margin, than any reserve we have ever tried.
- 7-cell reserve canopy
- PD's proprietary low bulk 30 denier fabric
- Packs one size smaller than most traditional fabric reserves
- Available only in Orange
- Incredible flare and stopping power
- More forgiveness on landing
- Prompt, yet smooth openings even at terminal deployment speeds
- Enhanced aerodynamics for reduced opening forces
- Great flight characteristics, flies more like a main
- Individuals seeking a low pack volume reserve
- Individuals looking for a docile, predictable reserve with outstanding flight characters and a powerful, easy flare