Big Suit Performance, Little Suit Handling...
The Colugo 2 has the highest ratio of comfort to performance that we have ever felt in a wingsuit. No other suit delivers so much speed and power with such ease of use – every pilot who has experienced this suit so far has said the same thing to us: It feels and flies like a little suit, but the speed and performance is equal to the most advanced suits out there.
The release of the C2 was delayed until after the RedBull Aces event, where new technology in this exciting suit made its debut and was tested by Squirrel team pilots. Andy Farrington took first place flying a prototype that included key innovations present in this new design, including leading edge mini-ribs and a new hybrid leading edge construction.
The new Colugo 2 is significantly smaller in surface area than its predecessor. It features a new arm wing profile and leg wing design, new planform, and a new type of Dacron coated leading edge construction, with a flexible segment at the wrist.
We are very excited about this new suit and the delay in releasing it is a direct result of us having a bit too much fun with the testing, and wanting to push the progress as far as possible before releasing it. The core mission for the Colugo 2 is to provide a fast and agile suit for advanced-intermediate to expert pilots.
The Colugo 2 is now in production and available for order. Please scroll down for more information.
The Colugo 2 is smaller in surface than the original Colugo, with a slightly more swept arm wing design. These two differences are balanced by a more efficient profile and leading edge. The C2 starts quickly in the BASE environment and is an ideal choice for experienced wingsuit BASE jumpers. For the most serious and most technical exit points, the AURA remains the best in the business.
The Colugo 2 is, in general, a higher performance suit than its predecessor. Trim speed is higher than the original Colugo, and the glide range at trim speed is also improved. In short, the C2 flies further, faster. The glide performance of the C2 makes it an ideal choice for glide-performance BASE jumps and big-suit flocks in the skydive environment.
The C2 is significantly more agile than its predecessor. A thinner profile and more efficient leading edge make for enhanced carves, more highly banked turns, and less drift in all maneuvers. The C2's agility was well proven in the RedBull Aces event, where several Squirrel Team Pilots won their heats after only a few practice jumps on the suit.
Airspeed is a direct result of wingloading and drag. The C2 has reduced surface area, and reduced drag, compared to the original Colugo. The resulting increase in wingloading, coupled with the drag reduction inherent in the redesigned arm and leg wings, has vastly increased the speed of the C2. In competition, this suit has proven to be as fast or faster than any wingsuit design in existence.
No amount of performance is worth a compromise in safety. The C2's leading edge is more efficient than the original, yet we wanted to retain as much comfort and ease of use as possible. The Glideskin section at the wrist makes the pull cleaner and more comfortable than other similar suits in this class.
The C2 was designed to fly a steep slalom course, yet also start quickly in the BASE environment and have increased range over other similar suits. C2 pilots will notice that although the planform makes for great performance at steeper angles, it is also possible to out-float other similar suits when needed.
Experienced wingsuit flyers with several seasons of experience should be able to adapt to the Colugo 2 almost immediately. Respecting the learning curve is essential, but the payoff is a suit with an incredible amount of inherent performance.
The C2 is a fast and agile mid-to-large size wingsuit that will flock or dive steep with any other suit out there. If you like to go fast and carve high-G turns with your friends, then the C2 will not disappoint.
AFLE (Andy Farrington Leading Edge)
By moving the arm zipper location on the wing chord we have increased the amount of "effective edge" and greatly improved the shape and smoothness of the leading edge. The majority of the leading edge is covered in a durable and wrinkle-resistant Dacron layer.
LEADING EDGE MINI-RIBS
Mini-ribs at the leading edge reduce cell billow and increase performance and speed. The Colugo 2 has the cleanest and most efficient leading edge that we have ever seen.
Our 3D reinforced inlet, with maximum intake to drag ratio. We believe that this inlet is one of the most important safety innovations featured on our suits.
INNIE-OUTIE (BASE MODE)
Easily transition between BASE Mode (harness inside), or Skydive Mode (harness outside). While in BASE mode, harness is entirely inside the chest compartment for less drag, and more glide (increased surface). There are no exposed holes when in BASE mode as the zippers close off the chest completely.
INNIE-OUTIE (SKYDIVE MODE)
Even if your focus is BASE jumping, it's important to be able to skydive your suit safely. While in skydive mode, handles are completely exposed at the chest and easy to access. For more info regarding this system's use in the skydive environment, click here.
Rapid Arm Deployment. An incredibly simple and subtle arced cut at the wrist makes it even easier to both reach your PC at pull time, and your toggles during opening. This basic innovation is an improvement to any wingsuit and makes the BOC pull safer and more intuitive than traditional designs.
The bottom surface of the leading edge is Mylar-reinforced to maintain profile structure and proper feeding of the inlets.
When flying in BASE mode, these flexible panels at the shoulders relieve stress on your suit during openings. Also, bar-tacks at key areas help to prevent seam failure.
lightweight, durable, and more stable than mesh, Porcher Sport Skytex is renowned for its mechanical stability. Helps to reduce overall weight and pack volume.
A mesh leg wing pocket, for your nuts and stuff. Store your gear close to your center of gravity without having it affect the fit of your suit.
The C2's hybrid leading edge construction features glideskin at the wrist, only. This highly flexible, durable, and wrinkle-free material adds some flexibility to the wrist portion of the leading edge. The profile is solid, and the flexible wrist makes pull-time more comfortable.
All of our suits are built to the most exacting specifications, and tested for airtight symmetry in our production facility at multiple points along the construction process. The end result is the highest build quality that we have ever seen.
CARBON FIBER GRIPPERS
Ultralight and ultrastiff, these gripper sticks feel and perform better than any material we have tried. We're offering this expensive upgrade as a standard option on all of our suits.
SUPER SEXY ZIPPERS
We want your suit to look good. And not like other suits. We've ordered custom color YKK #10 Coil zips that will be standard on all suits, at no extra charge. Choose between five different colors when you order.
Every suit comes standard with a Carbon Aero Jack hook knife installed on the front of the suit, in a location that is ideal for jumping your wingsuit with your BASE harness inside the suit, in BASE mode.
Main Surfaces: Our main concern was finding an ideal ratio between weight and durability, along with high mechanical stability and good results in stretch and tear tests. Our main surface fabric is a 210D Ripstop, with very low stretch, and a good rigidity to comfort ratio.
Leading Edge Dacron: Proven to be highly durable and dependable in other airsports applications, Dacron’s performance was thoroughly tested by team pilots before and during the RedBull Aces event, which was won by a Squirrel proto featuring this material.
Internal Ribs: All ribs are constructed from the renowned Porcher Skytex 40, which has an unparalleled stability-to-weight ratio.
Leading Edge Mylar: We offer two choices for wing surface Mylar reinforcement on your Squirrel Suit:
- Porcher Sport (white / translucent). This is our standard option.
- Dimension Polyant Carbon-Graphite (black / clear). The highest quality laminate on the market, with a carbon and graphite weave. It's black, and it's more rigid, but there is not a measureable performance difference over the Porcher mylar.