The RITMA will attract pilots who are not ready to compromise on comfort, safety and performance of the harness, but want to have it light with cutting edge features. It is the most sophisticated and refined harness APCO has so far offered.


APCO Ritma Harness

The RITMA is designed to fill the gap between APCO’s Chairbag and Spark – to offer a lightweight, sophisticated choice to our harness line. RITMA is clean and simple, yet cutting edge in its concept and design, with no compromise in comfort, security or protection. Settling into the harness you immediately feel the difference. Everything seems to fall into place, allowing you to focus on flying only. With a well polished ABS system, weight shifting becomes natural and easy, letting you improve control over the glider with no effort. Ergonomic, semi-rigid back support ensures hours of comfortable flying without a hint of discomfort.

The RITMA is stable through rough air, yet sends small well dosed vibes straight to your body indicating any signs of lift and maximizing your thermalling ability. High priority was given to necessity of reducing harness drag, keeping the harness profile as slim as possible with clean lines and an advanced aerodynamic teardrop shape. You will admire it when you see it and forget it’s there when flying. RITMA – leading a new rhythm in the skies…

Pilot Protection:

Integrated Cygnus Airbag – Pilot protection was top priority when designing RITMA. It has an aerodynamiclly shaped integrated cygnus airbag built in (inherited from DHV certified Chairbag). The cygnus airbag, protectes the body, featuring double air chamber system for controlled air release on impact.

Design Features:

  • Only 2.7 kg without seatplate. Lightweight, yet durable.
  • Among the lightest full-feature harness on the market.
  • Maximum protection – Cygnus airbag combined with airfoam and Lexan plate.
  • Low volume – easy to fold and pack. Foolproof chest T-lock system.
  • Emergency parachute under seat with highly visible, easily accessible deployment handle.
  • Optimal back support with exclusive load bearing semi-rigid elements integrated.
  • Lightweight quick-lock buckles. Reflective strip for better visibility.
  • Ample space in back pocket for storage. Left side pocket for easy in-flight access.
  • Two additional mesh side pockets easy to see and find small items.
  • Water bladder ready – incorporated attachment and drinking tube outlet.
  • Floating seatplate for easy, effortless accelerator system use.
  • Highest density cloth – stronger and more durable, but just as light.
  • Neoprene covered shoulder straps. Heavy duty, scratch resistant bottom cloth.
  • Double chamber airbag system for controlled air release on impact.
  • Aerodynamically located air intake for fast inflation and high internal pressure.
  • Integrated bridle for emergency parachute connection.
  • Guided Mayday compatible – reinforced shoulder emergency parachute hook up points.
  • Loop and slide adjusters for one-handed in-flight adjustment.
  • 7075 T6 Aluminum – Aviation grade hardware. Special Instrument secure points.
  • Slim profile and teardrop bag shape for reduced drag.
  • Easy and simple adjustments in flight. Chest buckle / whistle for inflight use.


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RITMA supplied as standard complete with plywood seatplate and emergency parachute deployment handle.

Colour Options:

The RITMA harness is available in 4 New Vibrant colour combinations.
Blue, Red, Lime and Orange.

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