THE TL IS OUR LIGHTWEIGHT AND LOW-PROFILE
CONTAINER FOR TRACKERS AND WINGSUITERS.
Don’t get us wrong, the TL can safely be used as an all-around rig. This design eliminates the long exposed corners found on other “terminal only” BASE containers, making them unsuitable for sub-terminal jumps. The TL is elongated just enough to make tracking and wingsuit pulls more natural and comfortable but not so long as to create unnecessary snag hazards on sub-terminal jumps and aerials. That said, many of the TL design elements will appeal to jumpers who primarily fly wingsuits and tracking suits.
The original Apex TL has been a fixture at exit points around the world since 2009. Due to the popularity and proven track record of this design we stayed true to the original platform while modernizing the containers construction to reduce weight and profile. The updated TL comes standard with lightweight exterior fabric, a lightweight type 17 chest strap, and a standard integrated riser system. The TL offers two closing methods, described below. For those who loved the dual through loops on the old version: they are still available as an option while standard containers come with top/bottom flap closing loops and a single top through loop.
We believe the TL offers the optimal balance of light weight, low profile, comfortable pull, all-around functionality, and durability. Jumpers will find that this rig shines where others in the “lightweight, terminal-only” category tend to fall short. This container is built to last, and safe for use on every style of BASE mission.
Every TL is handcrafted from start to finish in our Southern California facility. Each unit undergoes two thorough independent quality control inspections. First the independent container components are inspected (e.g. harness, back pad, leg pads, cover flaps, etc.). The second inspection is conducted after all components have been merged into a complete container.
TRADITIONAL CLOSING OPTION
The TL 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 TL maintains this functionality. Converting between closing styles is easy to perform in the field quickly and without tools.
THROUGH LOOP CLOSING OPTION
The TL 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 into 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.
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 TL containers.
LOW PROFILE, LIGHT WEIGHT
The TL was designed to be lightweight and low profile. Especially when paired with our UltraLite canopies, no other complete system can match the low weight and low volume of the Apex TL.
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.
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 lefthanded MAG setup give us a call and we’ll take care of you.
ELONGATED CONTAINER LENGTH
Terminal jumpers, trackers, and wingsuiters frequently prefer a slightly elongated container to both reduce the profile of the pack job and allow for an easier pull from their flight position. The TL offers a container length that is long enough to accommodate slider-up jumpers, while not being so long as to make it unsafe for low jumps and aerials.
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 TL CONTAINER COMES STANDARD WITH EVERYTHING YOU NEED:
- Lightweight Parapak Fabric
- Integrated Risers
- Industry Leading Pin Protection
- Lightweight Type 17 Chest Strap
- Bottomless Corners
- D30 Back Protector Pocket
- Hook Knife
- Bridle Cover for Maximum Bridle Protection
- Stash Bag Pocket
- Stainless Steel Grommets
- EZ Grab LRT Toggles
- 9 Foot Bridle
- Dual Yoke Pockets