Mini Softie Parachute
The Mini Softie is an extremely small, lightweight and comfortable backpack parachute system designed for use in today's restricted cockpit environments. It is available in both a 15" and 16" wide versions*. The 16" reduces the thickness to about 2" which is ideal for cockpits with limited room fore and aft.
Recommended Pilot Weight is up to 240 lbs.
The picture above shows a Royal Blue Mini Softie Parachute with B-12 leg snaps and thread thru chest strap
Mini Softie Container Dimensions Options: Container Width 15in, Thickness 2.25in, Length 23in or Container Width 16in, Thickness 2in, Length 23in.
Your parachute is completely customizable. The standard parachute comes with Thread-Thru (TT) chest - flattest and lightest of the connectors Softie offers. For pilots interested in minimizing weight and bulk, thread thru adapters are an excellent choice. Standard leg hardware is Snap/V-Ring (B-12).
Quick Ejector Snap/V-Ring (QE) are an optional upgrade- Allow for fast, easy, one hand disconnection of the harness attach points. Quick ejectors offer a nice convenience, however, they are bulkiest and heaviest of all the connector hardware Softie offers. One popular options is personalize your Softie with your initials or aircraft registration numbers. Choose any combination of up to six (6) letters and numbers and Softie will embroider them on the right side of the harness in your choice of color.
Paraphernalia standard Mini Backpack Parachute includes (2) B-12 snaps on leg harness and thread-thru chest strap as standard. Carry bag is not included. LIST price $2,335.00; upgrades and options are available.
Mini Softie Harness Options
- B-12 Snap on chest strap $50.00
- Quick Ejector Snap on chest strap $75.00
- Quick Ejector Snaps on leg straps (convention harness only) $100.00
- Thread Thru Adapters - No additional charge
- Aerobatic Harness - No additional charge
- Capewell Canopy Releases (harness is non adjustable) - Call for price
Mini Softie Parachute Standard Color Options - Red, Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Grey, Olive Drab, Black. Wings & Wheels typically stocks Blue and Red
Custom Color Options - Brown, Orange, Gold, Green, Teal, Tan, and Purple.
Mini Softie Container Options
Genuine Sheepskin Backpad $135.00
Matching Carry-All Bag $40.00
Bailout Bottle Cover $50.00
Lumbar Pad (Long Softie Only) $25.00
Custom Colors $25.00
Cotton Sweat Pad $75.00
Three Stripes on Container $15.00
Custom Monogram (5 characters max, your color choice) $25.00
Square Deployment Bag (For ram air canopies only, not available for seatpacks) $165.00
Aerobatic Harness Option (No Extra Charge)
Softie's unique crossover style Aerobatic Harness is designed specifically for pilots doing high NEGATIVE G aerobatic maneuvers. It is designed so that the leg strap connecting hardware is moved away from the hips where it can dig in and cause pain and discomfort during high negative G aerobatic maneuvers. The harness is attached by having the leg straps pass through a high strength soft loop at the hip and then cross over and buckle on the opposite side of the harness just below the rib cage. This unique design has proven to be very popular with aerobatic pilots.
Average delivery for most custom parachute orders is 4 weeks. Wings and Wheels maintains stock of popular models. Contact us for in-stock immediate availability.
You can enter Color and Hardware Options during Check-Out. Wings and Wheels will adjust pricing for additional options.