Those muffles are made with a excellent “super” down (Fill Power 700 cuin). A windstopper fabric is used for the external face.
The adapted shape of the muffles allow you to keep all the fonctions of your brakes, as usual. The handle stay in the muffle, during your flight. On the ground, you can fix the muffle easily, by the top blocking system. Your handle will be fixed on the riser by its magnetic or classical pressure.
The muffle allow the path of the brake line, for an easy stearing. Inflate your glider, with thin gloves, or nude hands and then, after the launch, put your hand into the muffle.
Fly for hours, and keep your hands hot!
The low opening of the muffles, by its shape, allows easy access to the brakes. Inside, a breathable face (membrane Goretex style), hosts a pocket covering the hand palm. In this internal pocket, you can add a chemical heater if really it is very cold.
Adapt yourself !
The advantages of these sleeves are obvious. Heat, good grip, ease of assembly. What are the disadvantages? On take-off, it is necessary to ensure that the sleeves do not blocking the brakes . A simple elastic (supplied), looped on the risers allows to “pinch” each sleeve, just the time of the manipulations on the ground and elevation. As soon as the glider is over your head, the simple act of temporizing the wing lowers the sleeve on the brake handles. Easy.
In flight, if you need to manipulate your instruments, just snap the muffle between the risers, in the V. They do not bother, do not float in the wind, and are recovered easily. Just take the time to install them properly before first launch. I fly personally solo and tandem gliders, from the first cold.
At the bottom of each sleeve, a fold of the fabric allows, if you wish, the assembly of a rotofil- like the leading edge sticks (not supplied), to maintain, if you deem useful, a perfect shape, round and accessible.
Delivered in pairs, in a very small carrying bag, for quick storage.
Can also be used as a paramotor, because the throttle grip will hold without complex inside!
However, special attention must be paid to the mounting, in order to keep the sleeve close to the lift under all circumstances in this specific use.
Download here the muffles manual FR – EN (format PDF)