Our mission for the Swift 3 was to continue the tradition of the Swift series: maximum versatility and performance in the beginner class. This is the perfect "first suit" to acquire after your First Flight Course.
Compared to the SWIFT 2, the S3 feels more agile and precise while retaining the same ease of use. Overall the feeling is slicker and lower-drag, thanks to profile revisions, new low-drag inlets, and a refined foot cavity design.
The SWIFT 3 planform is focused on a balance between aspect ratio and near-CG surface area. Like its predecessor, arm wing surface area is concentrated closer to the body for stability, with a larger root chord. The added surface at the wing root enables smoother pitch adjustment and increases roll stability by supporting the pilot’s CG and hips. This also eases transitions from belly to back fly positions, and makes backflying incredibly easy.
If you are looking at purchasing your first wingsuit, this is it. The SWIFT 3 is an ideal choice for anyone seeking an all-around suit that excels in the categories of agility and performance within the beginner-intermediate suit class.
In 2012, Squirrel introduced the first 3D reinforced inlet, which has now been adopted by other manufacturers. The new Compression Inlet builds on this innovation with higher intake efficiency and lower drag. The aerodynamic shape, finely tuned size, and intake feed are all the result of extensive R&D.
Rapid Arm Deployment. A carefully designed forearm segment of your leading edge allows improved access to your PC at pull time, and your risers / toggles during opening. This helps to make BOC access and early riser control safer and more intuitive than traditional designs.
The new nutsack is accessed from the same location, but is a panel-wide flexible hammock which allows more storage and also keeps items higher / closer to your CG, and further from the leg inlets. Store your gear closer to your center of gravity without having it affect the fit of your suit.
Lightweight, durable, and more stable than mesh, Porcher Sport Skytex is renowned for its mechanical stability. Helps to reduce overall weight and pack volume.
The S3 Innie-Outie system is improved over previous versions. The chest zipper is more protected from riser movement, for improved durability. The flex panels have improved shaping and are tighter, to prevent scooping.
The bottom surface of the leading edge is Mylar-reinforced to maintain profile structure and proper feeding of the inlets.
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.
CUSTOM INTERNAL PRESSURE
All of our suits allow you to choose the amount of internal pressure in the arm wings. You can any choose any setting between full pressure for maximum performance and speed range, or minimum pressure for easier maneuvering in acro / freestyle flight. As you can see, at Squirrel, you can turn it up to 11.
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 Skin
Our proprietary laminar-grain leading edge skin is wrinkle-resistant, has low crease memory, and has a proven aerodynamic track record. First used by the winning Squirrel team pilots in the RedBull Aces series, this material has now trickled down to our entire range.
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:
1. Porcher Sport (white / translucent). This is our standard option.
2. 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.
"Like the Swift 3, it goes fast but is easy to fly... and easy to fly fast. This suit doesn't make it hard to fly with good performance. It easily passes other suits in the same category. Squirrel puts so much effort into making a suit that is not just good performing, but also easy to fly! "-Carlos Pedro Briceno
"I am learning to fly on this suit now, and I love it. It's easy, but I can still keep up with much more experienced pilots. I can reach high on my risers to control my parachute during openings, and BOC access is simple and clean. It's the perfect suit for beginners and I can tell that I will be happy in it for a long time. "-Matt Laj