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 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
Black, 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 applies 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.