Introducing the Mutant Harness Container System by United Parachute Technologies! “What is a Mutant?” you might ask. Well, quite literally, a mutant is something that has undergone mutation or change. In this case, the Mutant is a harness container system that has been restructured to maximize performance in canopy flight.
Unlike the harness container systems we are all familiar with, the Mutant suspends the pilot in a more efficient flying position, known as the supine position. This position is more similar to how the pilot is suspended in a paragliding harness, sitting back, with feet outstretched in front of him or her. This position reduces drag, thus allowing for more speed and more range. Further, the supine position is a much more relaxed and comfortable position to be in in the harness.
By changing the points at which the risers connect to the harness, the Mutant system allows for increased range and sensitivity in the roll and yaw axes (see diagram for clearer understanding of these axes). This allows for significantly different flight characteristics when making turns compared to a standard harness configuration. As a result, flying the Mutant harness container system requires less use of front and rear risers, which allows for a smoother wing shape, and therefore more efficient flight. To adjust the pitch, the pilot simply leans forward or lays back in the harness.