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National 490 Parachute
National 490 Parachute Quick Ejector Snap B-12 Snap

NATIONAL 490 Parachute

Sale Price: $2,126.00

SKU: 3795A

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National 490 Parachute

National Parachute 490

The 490 Back Pack was developed to accommodate the largest pilot up to 241 lbs. Its teardrop shape provides flexibility and maximum comfort even in the tightest cockpits.

National 490 Premium Back Dimensions:

  • Length 22 in
  • Width Top 13 in
  • Width Bottom 15 in
  • Upper Back Thickness 2.5 in
  • Lower Lumbar Thickness 4.0 in
  • Recommended Pilot Weight is up to 241 lbs.

National Parachute Color GuideNational 490 Premium Back comes standard with (2) B12's leg snaps, thread thru chest strap and standard harness; straight line quilting; Black trim & harness; Container Color: See Color Options ; Canopy; Pilot Chute & Manual. LIST $2,369.00

National 490 Options

Link to National 490 Options

Upgrade to three(3) B12s US $13.00
Upgrade to three(3) Quick Ejectors US $197.00

Thread-Thru (TT) - The lightest and due to the flat profile, considered the most comfortable to wear under seat belts. Thread-Thru is an excellent choice if you want to reduce bulk and weight

B-12 Standard Snap/V-Ring (B-12) - B-12 Snaps are more convenient than the TT hardware.

Quick Ejector Snap/V-Ring (QE) - QE Snaps automatically releases or "ejects" the V-Ring when pulling the finger lever outwards. These ejectors are the bulkiest and heaviest but most convenient.

See our list of in stock National Parachutes.

National Parachute Comparison Guide.

National 490 Color Options

National Color OptionsBlack, Navy Blue, Royal Blue, or Red (All with Black Trim and Harness)

GRF (Gravity Retainer Flap) - option US $155.00. This option applies to National's Back Parachutes only. The "GRF" is designed to hold the parachute down and in place while doing intense aerobatics. The "GRF" cushion area is 15" x 15" square and comes standard with 1" thick "Astronaut Foam." The cushion area is adjacent to the parachute base, attached with a 2" Velcro strip allowing for position adjustment and/or removal. Channels are provided for leg strap routing. The "GRF" also doubles as a seat pad and can be made thicker upon request.

"A" (Alternative) Harness - option US $24.00. This option appliesNational A Harness to National's Back, Seat, and Chair (FLAT) parachutes. The "A" harness positions the leg strap hardware away from the lap belt. The snap and V-ring are moved 5" rearwards to position the hardware behind lap belt. It serves the same purpose as the "Aerobatic" harness by relocating the hardware.

Average delivery for most parachute orders is 4 weeks.

Wings & Wheels maintains in stock National Parachutes. See our list of in stock parachutes with special pricing.

How to order your custom National 490

1. Place your National 490 to the shopping cart

2. Add National 490 options to your shopping cart

3. In the checkout specify your color

Alternatively, you can call (909) 302-1811 to place your order or email


Why Buy From Us?

Wings & Wheels has been serving the sport aviation and soaring community for more than 20 years.  We have the largest and most comprehensive inventory of sailplane and soaring supplies.  Nearly everything you find here is in stock and can ship the same day.  We are here for aviators, businesses, mechanics and government.  Our goal is to fulfill your order promptly and as conveniently as our resources allow.

Wings & Wheels is proud to be the American representative for HpH Ltd, producer of the finest quality 304 sailplanes.

Our staff has over 8,000 hours of flying experience in gliders and airplanes. Wings & Wheels is staffed by Sean, Garret, Miki, Matt and Linda. You will have a friendly voice pick up when you call. Our staff is trained to promptly take your orders and ship your products.

Shipping Information

Same Day Shipping

Orders placed by 3:00 pm PST Monday-Friday for “off-the-shelf“, in-stock items are normally shipped same day by UPS.  Although we stock the vast majority of the items on our online store, we cannot assure that they will all be on hand at all times. We ship every order as quickly as possible, and in the event of a delay, be assured that we are working hard to get your order shipped promptly. Due to order volume during holidays, we cannot guarantee that all orders placed can ship on the day after the holiday closure. 

Orders for special cut products may take a few days to ship depending on order volume. Special order products ship based on the lead times of each manufacturer. 

Shipping Service

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UPS orders will need to be placed before 4:00 pm EST and 4:00 pm PST Monday-Friday to ship out the same business day.  We apply UPS retail rates to calculate shipping costs.  Packages may not qualify for actual wieight due to size.  If dimensional weight is applied by UPS your shipping & packing rate will be adjusted.  Packages are only insured aganst theft if signature delivery is accepted.  Request signature delivery.


Priority Mail & 1st Class order has to be placed by 11am. We will use the flat rate box service if your parts fit in the box and the service cost is less than USPS Priority Mail. USPS may not always have tracking information available.  If you request lower cost USPS shipping you agree to accept all responsibility for lost, stolen and damaged packages.

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