Connect Race

The Connect Race from Swing brings an extremely comfortable XC and competition pod harness to the market, sitting alongside its other sibling the Connect reverse, with both being made in collaboration with Woody Valley. It was designed with the help of German multi winning cross country champion Daniel Tyrkas.

Made with quality materials and expert knowledge from Woody Valley, this really is a beautiful pod harness. If you're after an incredibly comfortable, well made, well thought out pod harness that is a joy to fly and gives a feeling of real security and control, the Connect race is for you.


  • integrated removable cockpit with neoprene instrument cover
  • cockpit with spoiler for improved aerodynamics
  • space for 5 litres of ballast under the seat board
  • space for 5 litres of ballast in the cockpit
  • provision for a 3 litre hydration system from Deuter
  • fitted ergonomic seat
  • two large side pockets and additional smaller radio or camera pocket on top of the speed bag
  • soft Velcro on the shoulder straps for small instruments
  • provision for hand warmer system
  • speed bag with outlet for water ballast / urine tube

Practicalities and comfort

  • speed bag, adjustable length and angle
  • smooth acceleration system
  • comfortable, ergonomic back section with mesh LTF-certification with 12cm foam-protector insert for improved ventilation
  • adjustable chest-shoulder straps and back support with markings to show recommended standard pilot position
  • easy access

Optional accessories

  • integrated second reserve container for cockpit
  • Deuter hydration system
  • ratchet pulleys to reduce speed bar pressure can be mounted
  • quick-out carabiner can be mounted

Materials and specifications

  • weight: 5.5 kg, including carabiners and speed system (size L)
  • strong yet light materials
  • carbon-seat board
  • sleek speed bag made from insulating softshell material
  • light-weight, practical buckles
  • carabiner to seat plate distance M 44.5cm, L 47cm, XL 49.5cm

Safety and certification

  • provision for second integrated reserve in cockpit easy-to-operate, neat and safe Get Up closure system (cockpit cannot be closed without chest and leg strap)
  • LTF-certification with 12cm foam-protector
  • optional side protection

Connect Race Specifications