10 YEARS OF PEAK WS BASE DEVELOPMENT
Ultimate all-around WS BASE for advanced pilots.
- MonoChamber design improves start behavior
- Faster top speed with comfort
- Even more agile and intuitive to fly
- Widest speed range of any previous Aura
High Aspect Ratio Inlets
The new High-AR Inlet builds on the industry-changing innovation of our 3D inlet, with improved intake efficiency and less drag. The aerodynamic shape, finely tuned size, come from our performance R&D.
SEAMLESS LEADING EDGE
Our proprietary leading edge Glide Skin now wraps more of the forward wing chord for reduced drag at the most critical point of the airfoil.
INTEGRATED PROFILE GRIPPER
Increases lifting surface without increasing the total surface area of the suit, while placing the pilot's hand in a more natural location. Result: Increased performance and comfort from the same amount of surface area – a “free” upgrade.
CUSTOM INTERNAL PRESSURE
All of our suits allow you to choose the amount of internal pressure in the arm wings. Choose from full pressure for maximum performance, or reduce it for easier maneuvering in acro / freestyle flight.
AIRFOIL CROSS SECTION
Designed for Performance or Freestyle, the removable airfoil cross section adds glide and speed performance and increases agility and range in any suit that it is added to. More information on leading edge foam. More information on leading edge foam.
Don't be fooled by the shallow depth of this nutsack - it actually holds a lot of equipment. The new nutsack is a flexible hammock which allows more storage and also keeps items higher & closer to your CG.
Lightweight, durable, and more stable than mesh, Porcher Sport Skytex is renowned for its mechanical stability. Helps to reduce overall weight and pack volume.
Back by popular demand, the Innie-Outie system (introduced by SQRL in 2012) allows you to place your BASE harness inside the suit for reduced drag and increased comfort, or leave it outside the suit for skydive training.
Evolv TRAX Rubber BASE Sole
The new TRAX Super Sticky BASE Sole has been developed in cooperation with Evolv, a leading climbing shoe manufacturer. The tread pattern is designed specifically for exit force traction, and the rubber is sticky in all conditions: wet, dry, warm, and cold. This mold is the only custom wingsuit sole ever created and is the highest performance option available.
Massive Leg Wing Pocket
The new leg wing pocket is the full width of the end cell, has zip closure, and is ideal for the stowage of hiking poles, ropes, and other equipment.
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.
With several suits fitting into the "Advanced WS BASE" category, the AURA 5 stands out by being the most versatile.
While the Corvid series is all about short starts and ease of use, and the CR+ variants are focused on maximum surface area and glide, the A5 is the ultimate all-rounder.
This suit is for pilots who have at least two seasons of WS BASE experience and fly at an advanced level in skydive and BASE. The A5 excels in big mountain lines, providing class-leading speed, glide, and flare power. No other suit on the market provides such excellent comfort in both steep lines and long glides.
The biggest difference between the A4 and A5 is the addition of the MonoChamber, which makes starts more consistent, reduces top surface drag, and improves overall handling. As proven on other models released since the MonoChamber's inception, it provides a triple net benefit: less drag, higher efficiency, and better handling.
Our main surface fabric is a 210D Rip-stop, with low stretch and an ideal rigidity-to-comfort ratio. Its balance of weight / durability, along with mechanical stability and tear strength, makes it the perfect mid-weight material for wingsuits.
Leading Edge Materials
We offer two choices for wing surface Mylar reinforcement:
- 1. Porcher Sport (white). Comes standard.
- 2. Full GlideSkin. Increases glide performance and is more wrinkle-resistant. This option is recommended.
All ribs are constructed from lightweight sail cloth, chosen for its ideal stability-to-weight ratio.
"Nice work on this one. This thing is very, very exciting. Comfortable to fly and I would say even has more ease of handling than its predecessors. I feel like I am locked in a broad arrowhead in the Aura 5. Precision and speed is what she does best. My new mantra is “speed is lift, lift is range, and range is possibility”. I’m stoked to see what’s possible with this weapon. I can definitely tell that you have trimmed the fat – everything that I felt could be holding the A4 back is completely gone with the A5. I am still very much on rails in it, but I feel more comfortable asking it to slip both into a steeper dive and make harder turns. The flare is more comfortable and seems to fly up the hill without feeling the energy lessen. The inflation and rigidity is rock solid, but is manageable and doesn’t feel cumbersome. It has a bit more in the wings on the reach initially but as you get closer to the PC it’s dreamy. I am very excited to fly this in the BASE environment and put it exactly where I want it. Nice work."
"What a machine! Achieved some pretty insane glide in good thermic conditions while maintaining great speed. The suit feels very well balanced and is extremely agile and versatile at steep angles. Found it relatively easy to get good short start performance. With a low stall speed the suit has an incredible speed range and its improved efficiency shows at flare time! I could easily reach the risers fully zipped up to apply riser control through the canopy openings. The mono chamber results in faster tail inflation & is likely responsible for some of the improved start arc performance.. oh and it flies really well on its back!"
"As a long time AURA user (almost 10 years!), I have been keen on the small things that make a BASE suit right. Short start arc performance, easy pull access, high glide performance, and steep dive ability have been the cornerstones of the AURA. New exits in the US have required a different planform with the CORVID due to technical landing areas and divergent glide paths. However, the AURA still provides the short start arc performance with the best possible performance available without sacrificing too much ease of use.
The Mono chamber is a serious game changer in the BASE world. The even pressurization through the start arc is felt on every jump. Sub-terminal turns are made even easier for those looking for that sort of thing.
I'm glad we have the AURA to be a suit for those looking for accessible performance in the BASE world, while the CORVID is for those who need the best possible margins for opening new exits in the backcountry and beyond."
"Testing the A5, I can see that the range of speed is bigger, and I can fly my A5 at a better glide than my A4. I send you a video where you can see how I was flying with glide at lower speed, the suit is very comfortable at max glide just the way it is in a steep dive. I think any experienced pilot will feel super good with this suit. Congrats for the slider i really like it, openings were very smooth, very smart the 6 grommets with control lines separate, I love it."
"Holy smokes. What a suit!! Coming from primarily BASE jumping the C-race for the last few years, I kind of forgot just how good the Aura series truly is.
The starts are incredible! I’ve had a few jumps now that have been the best that I’ve ever had, in terms of start performance. And I’m not a short start guy. I’m sure in truly capable hands it would do just astounding things.
The glide is accessible and high, but doesn’t require too much physical effort. The pitch tuning feels centered right around my stomach, and feels like it is happy flying down the steepest of lines, or to the furthest of landing areas.
Deployments are simple, moderate arm wing pressure allows easy BOC access, and the RAD section on the leading edge allows for truly easy heading corrections after opening.
This is everything I was hoping the Aura5 would be, I could not be happier, thank you guys so much, absolutely loving it!"
"I’m just back from a month playing in the mighty Dolomites. It is one thing if Vincent "Veush" Cotte says "it's a BOMB" about the A5 because first he is one of the most skilled and dedicated Jumpers I've ever met and second he is sponsored which means one could argue that he has to say that. It is another thing if an ordinary jumper like me says the same.
One of the most demanding goals in developing a new suit in the top range, could be to create a product that enables the PRO athlete to fly it with maximum power, agility and radness but on the other hand fit it with handling characteristics that can be easily understood and accessed by AMATEUR athletes.
I'm not a reference in Wingsuit flying but with the experience of 46 years of hang gliding and 34 years of paragliding I claim the right to judge if a product flies well and handles balanced.
The AURA 5 fulfills all of that. I've done 30 base jumps on it so far and from my amateur point of view i agree with Vincent’s opinion without a doubt: It's a BOMB "
I have been jumping the A4. I can see that the stall speed is lower and the max glide is better than the Corvid (and at this point appears better than the A3). It loves being steep with no drama, awesome flat turning and soaring capability, sticks to the terrain like water. Balance in the start is not quite as easy as the Corvid but it’s pretty close. Starts faster than 200 meters every time.
Basically I am getting almost unrealistically great performance out of the thing, both better slow speed capability and higher L/D. I stepped on the scale when I got home and I am 10-15 lbs lighter than last season, so that is a factor. I will have a better Idea with more data, but this is probably the best base jumping setup I have ever used."
"Matt Mike Thank You!
This A4 is a piece of ART. Most beautiful and perfect fitting suit I’ve received till now. Love the little details and improvements you guys made on the suit (Pockets, booties clip-ons) and love the lightweight material and the way the color came out).
Thank you I’m so Stoked on it:))!!"
"This equipment is chosen by Fred Fugen & Vince Reffet, the SoulFlyers / Jet Man Team https://www.soulflyers.com/en/"
"For the past several years the A3 has been my favorite suit for the mountains, however the A4 has truly outdone itself. It has improved its speed at while also improving the balance of the start. It loves steep/aggressive even more and handles sharp turns very well. It was such a seamless transition from the A3 that I haven’t even skipped a beat. To say I’m stoked about this A4 is an understatement!"
"The A4 is a beast so far. Fast start, it dives very well, and accepts aggressive turns. When you build speed the flare is very good. We love it so far, and have some new jumps we can’t wait to do with it! Let us know if you come in the area so we can play."
"First of all I wanted to say thanks for getting that suit to me so quickly. I really appreciate the help! No surprise, but you guys really nailed it (again) on this iteration of the suit. It's exactly what I was looking for. The start is even easier, handling is sharper and it's just higher performance all around. I'm averaging 30-40ft higher flare on deployment and I'm not even trying to go for max height. I flew with the included foam and had no issues finding my handle/reaching the risers. I have zero complaints about the suit and looking forward to getting mine!"
"Thanks for theses awesome toys, six jumps with the A4 and I'm in love with her, she does everything I want (deep dive, huge glide ratio, corkscrew, flying video on my friends... all with precision, power and stability), it is the ultimate toy for BASE Jumping !!"
"The A4, yeah man so far we love it! I did four jumps with and it seams that it’s the perfect compromise (as promised) between the Corvid and the A3. We send you some footage very soon, and we’re jumping it a lot in the coming days! "
"Here's my thoughts far on the A4. So far I really love this suit. The construction is amazing and highlighted by the ultralight material. The A4 is the most seamless transition into increased performance that I have experienced to date. The suit gives great feedback during starts and is significantly friendlier than its predecessor. During the flight I noticed increased performance in every facet which is probably due to the ease-of-use providing access to this performance. When flaring for deployment I was blown away by how well it stored energy after glidey slow-speed flight and high speed aggressive flights. I was also impressed with how much more reach to my risers was available while fully zipped up. I LOVE THIS SUIT! Thank you again for constantly pushing forward."