The efficient XC machine
SOMNIUM – for cross-country pilots with dreams
The SOMNIUM offers everything cross-country pilots are looking for: comfort, an aerodynamic seating position with little drag and thanks to Hybrid Protection, an impressive degree of passive safety. At only 3.7 kilograms (size S), the walk to take-off is made a lot easier.

More safety. The SOMNIUM is fitted with an innovative Hybrid Protector. When the harness is taken out of the bag the foam begins to expand. Once in the air, the foam protection is augmented by an airbag. This cushion of air not only supports the pelvic area – but protects the whole back. In its class, the SOMNIUM offers a unique level of passive safety.

More performance. The SOMNIUM is fitted with Split Loops. This ensures a comfortable seating position and simultaneously improves the performance of the wing during glides – the tendency to roll is damped and this has a positive impact on your glide ratio, especially in turbulent air. The streamlined design and slender pod underline this performance potential.

Less weight. Small packing size, little weight: due to its Hybrid Protection, the SOMNIUM can be packed small and at 3.7kg (size S) is extraordinarily light – without compromising on passive safety. The foam protector can be highly compressed and apart from the material, the airbag packs down to nothing. The SOMNIUM offers the complete package of performance, safety and little weight.
Nova Somnium Pure Black Line

Size S M L
Pilot height <168cm <180cm >180
Weight 3.7 kg 3.9 kg 4.1 kg
Certification PH 132.2015
Maximum clip-in weight 130 kg lt. LTF
Energy absorbtion value 36g
Colours Racing Red | Pure Black Line
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Target group
The SOMNIUM is primarily aimed at pilots who demand performance. It offers a high degree of passive safety combined with little weight and excellent aerodynamic characteristics. The high level of comfort and the pod enhance the feeling of comfort in the air.

Flying without the pod
The SOMNIUM can be flown without the pod. It can be removed with very little effort and replaced with a stirrup. This is a useful feature when flying in non-thermic conditions or ridge soaring.


Nova Somnium Racing Red

Racing Red

Nova Somnium Pure Black Line

Pure Black Line


Hybrid protectorVery safe, very light. Hybrid Protection combines the advantages of foam and airbag protection: little weight, small packing size and a high degree of passive safety. Harnesses fitted with Hybrid Protection offer the perfect combination (and the benefits) of two protection systems.

Front containerAlways in sight. Always within sight of both eyes and easy to deploy: front containers provide a high degree of safety – if only due to their visibility. This is one of the reasons we fit our harnesses (and in particular lightweight models) with front-mounted parachute containers.

Split loopsMore comfort. Harnesses with Split Loops use individual leg loops instead of a seat plate. The result is good manoeuvrability combined with pleasant damping and impressive smoothness during glides. Performance limiting roll is minimised.

Tailor made geometryThe perfect fit. Our S and L sizes are not just scaled copies of the M size. Every size is individually designed. The result is Tailor-made Geometry: every pilot has the optimal seat position – no more “off the peg” disproportional geometry!

Weight optimisedLight and durable. Lightweight harnesses combine low weight with a high durability and robustness. This is made possible by using high quality fabric and clever cutting to keep unnecessary material to a minimum.

Scoop protectorPermanent protection. The scoop is critical for the rapid inflation of the airbag. This scoop can be damaged when placing the harness into the rucksack. The Scoop Protector prevents this damage.