Gear News, News

Nervures Swoop XP mountain wing

Monday 17 December, 2018

The Swoop XP is the new mountain wing from Nervures, who say it’s “ultra light, ultra strong and ultra efficient.”

It’s made for mountain conditions, and Nervures say it is fast and stable, and can be launched and flown in strong winds. It has a good flare which means it will land gently, even with a high wing loading,

The Swoop XP has a compact shape with a modest aspect ratio of 4.0 and short lines. It is available in three sizes, 14, 16 and 19m². All are EN 961-1 tested to 120kg, but Nervures’s website has the following guidelines for the three sizes:

19m²: Recommended for all-up weights over 85kg. 15l pack size, 1.9kg weight. Very easy to launch and solid in turbulence.

16m²: Recommended for all-up weights up to 90kg. 12l pack size, 1.8kg weight. Ultra versatile, easy take-off, very stable, able to thermal, easily depowered with a full flare.

14m²: Recommended for all-up weights to 85kg. 10l pack size, 1.7kg weight. Short lines, efficient glide ratio. For high-level para-alpinism.

Nervures Swoop XP

The Swoop XP is made from Porcher Skytex 27 cloth, with 32 on the leading edge and lightweight Dyneema risers. The brake lines run through low-friction rings and the handles have magnetic keepers. The lower lines are sheathed, only the top lines are unsheathed. It has loops on the top surface can be used to stabilise the wing while setting up on slippery snowy take-offs.

Made in the Pyrenees!


Never miss an issue

Our subscribers receive 10 issues a year, the annual Travel Guide and exclusive access to competitions and offers

Subscribe today
Back to Gear News News
Back to Gear News News

Got a story?

If you have news, great images or a story, let us know

Get in touch

Join the family

By subscribing, you support the only worldwide paragliding, paramotoring and hang gliding magazine and you get:

Subscribe before Jan 31 and you could win a wing in our Subscriber’s prize draw.

  • Ten issues delivered to your door through the year
  • A 100+ page Travel Guide to the world’s best flying sites delivered with the Feb/March issue each year
  • Plus: Win a paraglider in our annual subscribers’ draw each January
  • Pay annually or monthly with paypal or credit card
Subscribe today

Subscribe and never miss an issue

Digital edition

per month

  • Ten packed issues delivered via Zinio
  • Travel Guide with the Feb/March issue each year
  • Read offline on iPad, laptop or phone
  • Exactly the same magazines as print

Print edition

per month

  • Ten packed issues airmailed to you
  • Travel Guide with the Feb/March issue each year
  • Perfect-bound journals, high quality production
  • Chance to win two new wings in exclusive draws

Print and digital

per month

  • All the benefits of print and digital!
  • Plus exclusive discount vouchers for books and products
News and special offers. No spam ever