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What Do I Wear For Paragliding

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Now that you know what is paragliding and a tandem paragliding flight , and you understand concepts like what is a paragliding license and how to get it, you are probably wondering — “what do I wear for paragliding?”

What do I have to wear for paragliding in Tenerife?

At Overfly Tenerife, we want to tell you everything you need to know about what do you have to wear for tandem paragliding with us.

You should know that on Tenerife paragliding flights, the mountain temperature prevails, so we strongly recommend you to wear comfortable clothes and bring a sweater or a jacket just in case it is cool. It is essential to come with sport shoes.

That is what you need regarding to paragliding clothing because, if you want to go paragliding with us, we will provide you all the paragliding equipment in order to help you living the best tandem paragliding experience!


What do I wear for paragliding? Paragliding equipment

If you are thinking about getting a paragliding license and practice this marvellous sport on your own, you should consider buying your own paragliding equipment. The first time it is always quite difficult due to you still don’t know what you need to buy exactly. So we have created a list down below in order to help you buying your paragliding equipment for the first time.

paragliding wing

The paragliding wing is the largest piece of your paragliding equipment, and it is often the most misunderstood. The wings vary significantly in size, more lightly in shape and entirely in performance. What is more, safety of the wings decreases hugely as performance increases.

There are lots of people who decide to buy older performance gliders just because they are cheaper and they use them to learn to fly. The reason why they are cheap is that experts wouldn’t buy them. Paragliding gear has a limited life. Weather factors like the sunlight and flying per se degrade the materials of your paragliding equipment over time.

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paragliding harness

The next element that we are going to talk about is the paragliding harness. The harness should be mainly comfortable and have a suitable back protection shaped like an encased foam cushion.

Moreover, all of them should have a polycarbonate plate to help prevent penetration from external elements during the flight.

Once again, if you are looking for a very cheap second hand harnesses, you should know that they are usually the old ones with no back protection, or lightweight harnesses.

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Paragliding helmet

The paragliding helmet is also another important piece of your paragliding equipment. You will find full face or open face helmets are available, it depends on your preferences. Some pilots prefer to use a good quality hard shell bike helmet, but we strongly recommend purchasing a fibreglass or carbon fibre helmet specifically for paragliding.

These are just some of the elements that you need for your paragliding equipment. We hope that we have solved all your doubts about what do you have to wear for paragliding. If you have any doubt or you need more information, don’t hesitate to contact us!