A PROVEN CONTAINER DESIGN WITH ALL-AROUND FUNCTIONALITY, INDUSTRY-LEADING DURABILITY, AND UNMATCHED CRAFTSMANSHIP.
Since 2011 the Summit has set the standard for BASE container design. Many of the Summit’s features and design elements have found their way into other models being built around the world and we’re proud to see these breakthroughs influencing and improving modern BASE technology.
The Summit is the ultimate workhorse container. It does it all; from low technical static-line jumps all the way up to alpine wingsuit flights and everything in between. The Summit comes standard in 1000D Cordura for unmatched longevity, durability, and resistance to wear from heavy use and harsh environments. If you love the Summit but prefer lightweight fabric we’ll be happy to build your Summit with lightweight Parapak at your request.
As with all of our designs we put a heavy emphasis on modularity and performance on all styles of jump. When slider-up, jumpers can utilize the through loop closure and stiffener in the Pin Protector Flap for a low profile pack job with extra bridle security. On low objects jumpers can remove the stiffener in the Pin Protector Flap (and store it in the built-in accessory pocket), use whatever closing method is most convenient, and take advantage of the Magnet Bridle when going handheld. Set yourself up for success with the right gear, in the right configuration, with the right training and a responsible progression.
Every Summit is handcrafted from start to finish in our Southern California facility. Each unit undergoes two thorough quality control inspections. First the independent container components are inspected: harness, back pad, leg pads, cover flaps, and other elements. The second inspection is conducted after all components have been merged into a complete container.
TRADITIONAL CLOSING OPTION
The Summit is one of the most versatile containers on the market with two different closing methods. Many jumpers prefer to utilize traditional top & bottom closing loops and the Summit maintains this functionality. Converting between closing styles is easy to perform in the field quickly and without tools.
THROUGH LOOP CLOSING OPTION
The Summit is one of the most versatile containers on the market with two different closing methods. Jumpers who value a sleek, low profile rig will love using the top internal “through loop” to further compress the pack job. Converting between closing styles is easy to perform in the field quickly and without tools.
PIN PROTECTOR FLAP INSERT
Terminal jumpers, trackers, and wingsuit jumpers will appreciate the stiffener insert we include with every container. The stiffener can be installed quickly to provide additional security to the pin protector flap for high airspeed flights. A hidden pocket is built-in to the container to store the insert when not in use.
ADAPTABLE PIN PROTECTOR FLAP
The pin protector flap was designed to operate unhindered on all jumps. There is no need to open the pin protector flap for any freefall jump however, extra-cautious static-line jumpers will appreciate the option to cleanly tuck the flap entirely out of sight. No more floppy open pin protector flaps on exit!
REMOVABLE D3O BACK PROTECTION
Apex was the first to build spine protection into a container system. The D3O Viper Stealth back protector has proven to be an effective method of protection and Apex builds an independent pocket (separate from the stash bag pocket) to accommodate these pads as part of the standard container package. The D3O insert can be removed and installed easily on unpacked containers.
Standard on all Apex containers. They improve canopy extraction during wingsuit, tracking, and head low deployments. As far as we’re concerned, every container should have them so they are now standard on all Summits.
INDUSTRY LEADING DURABILITY
The Summit was designed to be a life-long rig. Made from 1000D Cordura, we’ve seen containers made from this material last for well over one thousand jumps and in excess of two decades. The Summit was designed to be a workshorse that you can depend on for years to come. For jumpers looking to lighten their load, we can build your Summit in lightweight Parapak or you can check out our TL container.
Saddlebags have been a popular option on our rigs for years. Built into the leg pads they are optimal for jumping down keys, water bottles, cell phones, and anything else you can fit into them! When zipped into the saddlebags, personal items can confidently be jumped without impacting movement or safety.
ARTICULATED HIP RINGS
Articulated hip rings allow for more flexibility in the leg straps when climbing ladders and maneuvering around tricky exit points. They are also optimal for jumpers looking to perform aerials or other jumps where maximum flexibility and movement are a priority.
Do you ever jump handheld? If so, the MAG Bridle is an ideal option for you. With magnets built into the right shoulder of the rig and bridle you’ll always be confident in your bridle security on handheld jumps. Lefties, we love you too! So if you’d prefer a left-handed MAG setup give us a call and we’ll take care of you.
While 3 ring cutaway systems serve a valuable purpose for many BASE jumpers, modern trends have shown a tremendous growth in the popularity of integrated riser systems. Their light weight, low bulk, added strength and simplicity have led to them being the most popular riser selection. In light of this trend, and because we feel that integrated risers are a superior option for most jumpers, we have made them standard on all of our containers.
The 3 ring system will continue to be available on all containers for jumpers who prefer them. 3 ring risers come at an additional cost due to the added complexity of the system, and additional materials (hardware, cable housing, cutaway handle, etc.). All Apex 3 ring systems incorporate the Integrity Riser System with rear-facing 3 rings. This system is more durable against wear and stronger than traditional forward-facing riser systems.
INTEGRITY 3-RING RISERS (Optional)
Apex BASE container systems can be fitted with our Integrity 3-Ring Riser system. Integrity 3-ring systems are rear-facing and provide several benefits over forward-facing 3-ring systems:
- Strength: Forward facing 3-ring systems require that a hole be punched through the riser to facilitate the white (Type IIA) loop. Punching a hole in any webbing reduces strength and longevity.
- Durability: Forward facing riser systems expose the white (Type IIA) loop to damage during packing. Rear facing systems protect this fragile component from wear during packing and use.
Due to the added components (hardware, cutaway cables, housing) and complexity of the 3-ring system it is available as an option on all Apex BASE containers.
EVERY SUMMIT CONTAINER COMES STANDARD WITH ALL THE NECESSITIES:
- Integrated Risers
- Non-Articulated Harness with Cadmium Hardware
- Bottomless Corners
- Stainless Steel Grommets
- Hook Knife
- EZ Grab LRT Toggles
- 9 Foot Bridle
- D30 Back Protector Pocket
- Bridle Cover for Maximum Bridle Protection
- Stash Bag Pocket
- Dual Yoke Pockets