The Bodyguard 7 from Papillon is an EN-A paraglider with a flat aspect ratio of 5.0, suitable for beginners up. It is exactly what it says on the label – your Bodyguard. It is a high-performing and “very safe” EN-A school wing that will protect and take care of you for a long time to come.
The priority is its passive safety, but it is not a stranger to 200km triangle circuits, demonstrating that safety does not have to come at the expense of performance.
We call it “the perfect wing for beginners”, quick to inflate and easy to launch. It has nice direct handling, thermals like a dream and is “unruffled” by turbulent air.
The wing has 36 cells and a flat aspect ratio of 5.0, and is built using Dokdo 30 and 20 cloth which they say has good abrasion resistance. A simple line layout means setting up on launch is easy, and the risers are colour-co-ordinated to match our latest edition the GENIUS harness.
The Bodyguard 7 is available in six sizes (XS to XL, covering 50-155kg all-up across the range) and three colours.