The Forza 2 is a complex and feature rich harness that is comfortable and easy to fly in real XC conditions. We spent over three years of development on this project and the many prototypes have undergone hundreds of hours of test flying by some of the world’s best XC pilots. Our mission for the Forza 2 was to create an aerodynamic, durable, and highly comfortable tool for serious XC missions. This new design is the highest performance traditional-fairing harness we have flown.
The Forza 2’s rigidity is carefully engineered. The backrest is anatomically designed to support every part of the pilot’s back. Foams of varied thickness and density are arranged for exceptional lumbar comfort. The seat has a small seat plate which provides the ideal level of rigidity and excellent weight shift control, with a support zone that is comfortable to rest in for many hours. A massive protector covers the entire back, and the seat protector is low profile but highly effective.
The harness closure has color coded buckles and the pod closure system protects against forgotten leg straps.
Two huge & easily accessible side pockets, a zipped pocket above the pod, a large and convenient cockpit, battery pocket, under seat storage, and a large rear storage area with hydration pouch and access / mounts for hydration tubes, and a ballast outlet / catheter exit point under the seat.
Aerodynamics & Performance in Flight
The large rear fairing profile improves the glide and stability of the harness. Many accelerated flight tests were conducted to refine the shape, angle of attack, and functionality of the pod and rear fairing.
The pod and the pod closure are secure and functional during intensive speed bar usage.
Two reserve compartments with a magnet closure system provide a large opening while maintaining a smooth and aerodynamic outer surface. The rescue handles are accessible and easy to grip, while also being well-integrated with the outer surfaces.
All Ozone products now undergo an eco-audit, where we endeavor to optimize the sustainability of the product. The Forza 2 is highly durable, and easy to repair. The materials were chosen judiciously to be highly resistant to wear in the critical area, and we used as much Bluesign fabric as possible in the design.