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National Parachute Comparison Guide

 

National 360 - Back

National 425 - Back

National 490 - Back

National Flat

National Parachute Comparison Guide
National 360 Parachute
National 425 Parachute
National 490 Parachute
National Flat Parachute
 
Price
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Weight
10.8 lbs.
11.8 lbs.
12.8 lbs.
13.8 lbs.
Canopy
24 ft. conical
26 ft. conical
28 ft. conical
26 ft. conical
Area
362 sq/ft
425 sq/ft
492 sq/ft
425 sq/ft
Fabric
F-111 nylon
F-111 nylon
F-111 nylon
F-111 nylon
Lines
400 lb. nylon
400 lb. nylon
400 lb. nylon
400 lb. nylon
Reinforcing Bands
Laminated Kevlar
Laminated Kevlar
Laminated Kevlar
Laminated Kevlar
Deployment System
Full Diaper
Full Diaper
Full Diaper
Full Diaper
Pilot Weight
Up to 177 lbs.
Up to 208 lbs.
Up to 241 lbs.
Up to 220 lbs.
Rate of Turn
180° 4-5 seconds
180° 4-5 seconds
180° 4-5 seconds
180° 4-5 seconds
TSO'd
Length
22″
22″
22″
24″
Top Width
13″
13″
13″
15"
Bottom Width
15″
15″
15″
15"
Upper Thickness
2″
2″
2 &#xBD″
2 &#xBD″
Lower Thickness
2 &#xBD″
3 &#xBD″
4″
2 &#xBD″
Why? The teardrop shape provides flexibility and maximum comfort even in the tightest cockpits. The teardrop shape provides flexibility and maximum comfort even in the tightest cockpits. The teardrop shape provides flexibility and maximum comfort even in the tightest cockpits. National Flat is slightly wider and higher but much flatter with a higher pilot weight.