What You Need When Skydiving

Skydiving is an exciting and thrilling adventure that requires preparation and the right gear. Whether you're a seasoned skydiver or a first-timer, it's important to make sure you have everything you need to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Here's what you need when going skydiving.

Essential Skydiving Gear 

Skydiving gear is essential to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. The following items are required for all skydivers:

  • Parachute: Your parachute is the most important piece of gear you'll bring with you when skydiving. Make sure you choose a parachute that's appropriate for your weight, experience level, and the conditions you'll be jumping in.
  • Harness: A harness is used to attach your parachute to your body, and it's important to choose a harness that fits comfortably and securely.
  • Altimeter: An altimeter is a device that measures your altitude, and it's an essential piece of gear for all skydivers.
  • Helmet: A helmet is used to protect your head and face from the wind, and it's an important piece of gear for all skydivers.
  • Goggles: Goggles are used to protect your eyes from the wind and to help you see clearly during your jump.

Assuming you're paying a professional skydiving company to take you, the company will have all of this gear. They'll have each item in several sizes, so you can find the gear that properly fits you.

Comfortable Clothing and Footwear

When skydiving, it's important to wear comfortable clothing and footwear that's appropriate for the conditions. Consider the following tips when choosing your outfit:

  • Wear lightweight, breathable clothing that won't restrict your movement
  • Wear shoes that fit comfortably and provide good support
  • Avoid wearing loose clothing that could get tangled in your gear

You'll be responsible for your own clothing, but you can certainly ask the skydiving company whether what you intend to wear is appropriate and safe.

Personal Items

In addition to your skydiving gear, it's a good idea to bring a few personal items with you, such as:

  • Sunscreen: If you're skydiving in sunny conditions, it's a good idea to bring sunscreen to protect your skin
  • Sunglasses: Sunglasses can help to protect your eyes from the sun and the wind
  • Water bottle: Staying hydrated is important, especially when skydiving, so bring a water bottle with you to stay hydrated
  • Camera: If you want to capture your skydiving experience, bring a camera with you to document your jump

You'll be responsible for your own personal items, so make sure you keep them safe. 

Contact a local skydiving service near you to learn more.