This is our most up to date canopy compatibility guide, based on the canopy manufacturer’s information and our experience.
Be aware that canopy pack volumes (even same size and same model) often vary slightly from canopy to canopy.
How Should My Canopies Fit Into My Rig?
For a rig to look its best, and to look great on you, it needs canopies that fit!
We size the containers for the maximum size canopies they can comfortably hold for most packers in most locations. Customers should note that container fit is slightly subjective. The tightness that one prefers, others may not. Larger sizes may be squeezed into some containers but may damage the container. Main canopy sizing is based on using the Mirage primary closing loop location (#1 bottom flap).
- SOFT = This is a nice fit for dry climates, such as the desert, where canopies usually pack larger. Humidity and altitude affect ease of packing, especially zero porosity fabrics. If you jump in a dry environment we definitely recommend you avoid choosing a firm fit. You’ll thank us later!
- RECOMMENDED = You, and your rig will be happy.
- FIRM = This will be a difficult pack job to make look good. Firm reserves will make your harness tighter in the shoulders. Firm mains will often look ‘pregnant’. If the fabric of the rig is stretched for an extended period, it will never shrink back.