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Iris Ultra Parachutes
Raising the Bar for Parachute Performance

Every component of the Iris Ultra is designed to raise the bar for parachute performance. All aspects - the canopy, shroud lines, bridle, connectors, etc. - go beyond the basics, meeting and exceeding the most exacting flight requirements.

Iris Ultralight Parachute in orange and white by Fruity Chutes

Iris Ultra parachutes feature a unique toroidal shape comparable to a doughnut cut in half. Alternative industry names for this shape include annular parachute and pull down apex parachute, which refers to how the apex (crown) of the chute is pulled down inside the canopy.

Iris Ultralight Parachute in red and white by Fruity Chutes

This design results in a Cd of 2.2 or more! This means you can use a smaller sized parachute for the same load carrying performance.

Said another way, the Iris Ultra 72" (IFC-72) will outperform the Classic Elliptical 84" (CFC-84). In addition, due to the shape of the canopy, Iris Ultra parachutes require less fabric than elliptical parachutes of the same size.

Iris Ultra Compact Custom Parachute in pink, green and white by Fruity Chutes

We keep stock for all sizes of the Iris Ultra parachutes from IFC-30 to IFC-240. We can also build custom parachutes: you choose the size and colors among other customizable options. We also have multiple types of shroud line available, including nylon and several weights of Spectra from 200 lb up to 1500 lb break strength.

Iris Ultra Standard Parachute in yellow and black by Fruity Chutes

Iris Ultra Parachute Models

Sizes: 36" to 120" (10’)

High Efficiency
Small Packing Volume

Our standard Iris Ultra parachute, ideal where high efficiency and small packing volume are key.

Applications include (but are not limited to) high power rocketry, research projects, and applications where weight is less critical.

Sizes: 30" to 240” (20’)

35% Lighter than
Iris Ultra Standard

Built for high strength and low volume, the Iris Ultra Compact is designed to be as compact as possible to fit into small spaces.

These parachutes are ideal for all UAV applications and any application where weight and packing volume are critical.

Sizes: 30" to 168" (14’)

65% Lighter than
Iris Ultra Standard

Optimized for light weight, the Iris Ultralight parachute is ideal for UAS applications, including multirotor drones, fixed wing, VTOL and more.

Our lightest custom Spectra and nylon make the Iris Ultralight the ultimate choice for systems aiming to achieve the lowest possible weight.

Specs and Features

Opitmal for...

Ultra Lightweight 0.7 to 1.1 oz Calendered Ripstop Nylon

Compact and Lightweight Design

Custom Spectra Shroud Lines

(Compact and Ultralight)

Ultra Low Weight Combined with High Strength

More Compact Design, Thinner than Nylon Shroud Lines

Nylon IIIa Paraline Shroud Lines

High Strength at a Lower Cost

Packing Density of 0.18 to 0.13 oz/cu”

0.18 oz/cu" Packing Density When Using a Deployment Bag

0.13 oz/cu” Packing Density When Using Traditional Fold Methods

Annular Design (a.k.a. Toroidal)

High Drag with Minimal Material and Weight

More Compact Design, Fits into Smaller Spaces than Elliptical Parachutes

Integrated Bridal

Strong Parachute-To-Main Harness Connection

Top loop

Option to Attach a Deployment Bag

Vibrant Stock Colors

Fast Delivery, Ready to Ship

Custom Colors

Choose Up to 3 Colors in Any Pattern

Eye-Catching Parachutes

Match Your Parachute to Your UAS or Brand Aesthetic

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