PD Optimum Reserve

PD Optimum Reserve


The Optimum Reserve,  made from a 30 denier low-permeability, low-bulk fabric available exclusively from the champions at Performance Designs. They’ve combined this fabric with special aerodynamics with extensive reinforcing to create increased strength, better performance, and a much smaller pack volume for any given size. The PD Optimums are rated for max. exit weights from 220 pounds and up to 290 pounds! This reserve has successfully been drop-tested at weights and speeds considerably higher than those required for FAA certification according to TSO C23d, the highest standard to-date. The Optimum flies and lands far more like a main parachute with a more powerful flare, by a wide margin, than most reserves.




    • 7 cell Reserve
    • Sizes 99, 106, 113, 126, 143, 160, 176, 193, 218, 235, 253
    • PD’s proprietary low bulk 30 denier fabric
    • Microline
    • Packs one size smaller than most traditional fabric reserves
    • Available only in Orange


    • Incredible flare and stopping power
    • More forgiveness on landing
    • Prompt, yet smooth openings even at terminal deployment speeds
    • Enhanced aerodynamics for reduced opening forces
    • Great flight characteristics, flies more like a main


Great for anyone:

    • Anyone!
    • Individuals seeking a low pack volume reserve
    • Individuals looking for a docile, predictable reserve with outstanding flight characters and a powerful, easy flare

99, 106, 113, 126, 143, 160, 176, 193, 218, 235, 253