She’s a wing of legends. The JYRO Kraken delivers unprecedented opening and flare characteristics. She’s ideal for wingsuiting novices but will excite even the most experienced pilots.

This hybrid low-pack volume wing has a lightweight configuration which allows the pilot to pack bigger sizes in a normal container without sacrificing fabric longevity (read about Kraken pack volume here).

This coupled back with a tighter, firmer tail makes the outline curvy for high maneuverability in the sky. This wing is the ultimate ‘party in the front and business at the back’, she’s super responsive and holds tight when pushed hard. She is the canopy equivalent of Che Guevara, Marilyn Monroe and Brian Jones all in one.

The Kraken is a must have for any wingsuiter and will have you grinning ear to ear as you fly back to whatever landing area you can make it to. Kidding. Kinda.

Add a Squirrel SkySNATCH PC to your Kraken order for just $169 USD (normally $209 USD) using the code SKYSNATCH169 in your shopping cart.

canopy lead time: 22 weeks


Canopies low(er) in aspect ratio and ellipticity (fat 7-cell canopies) have better heading performance, and stability in flight –  good for when you’re spun up in line twists after opening – something you wingsuit pilots tell us is possible no matter how much we scream “BODY POSITION” at you!

The problem with this is, wings shaped like this are not exactly renowned for their glide performance and sharp handling.

So how do we make something handicapped by the very nature of its job fly well? The answer – as usual – was a combination of ideas floating around the head of JYRO aeronautical engineer Julien, and the production and test jump team.

Designing the JYRO Kraken was a long process because it was new to us. Traditionally we  focused more on flight performance than on opening a canopy in a wingsuit wake. So it took us a few years, but ended up with a very technical canopy full of cool features and ideas that makes it very different from any existing wingsuit canopy. The result is a low bulk (she packs about 15% smaller than a 9-cell non-crossbraced canopy like the Safire 3 or Crossfire 3), long lasting canopy with very reliable and stable openings that lands like a dream.

This is our very first wingsuit specific parachute. The result of thousands of test jumps, cutaways, and lots of spilt (and consumed) beer. Whist other manufacturers approached designing this type of wing drawing from their experience with BASE canopies, we looked to our deep understanding of modern day wings, aerodynamics, and type of ingenuity that produces world class skydiving parachutes – our trademark.

All in all, we’re super proud of what we’ve ended up with. We have a canopy that is bloody good for its intended purpose of opening well after you’re finished prancing around the sky in your dress…ahem, wingsuit… and simultaneously offers a fun filled flight and powerful flare. Oh, and if you jump it slick, it won’t break your back. Nice.


Flight Characteristics

The game changer. We knew this was a big factor to all the wingsuiters out there. The modern day wingsuit is capable of  incredible glide, but this efficiency brings its own set of complications when designing a parachute to match. The biggest factor is the turbulent wake formed behind the wingsuit – right where you deploy your parachute…

The JYRO Kraken openings are quick but not hard – you’ll feel inflation immediately. The vent helps control the heading. Once the center cell and adjacent cells inflate, the canopy slowly pressurises with a predictable reliability. Should line-twists occur, fear not! The Kraken will sail on level seas. Aarrrrgh-me Hearties!  [Applicable Pirate reference. ]

Intuitive and precise, each input delivers a predictable response. From opening to landing the JYRO Kraken is a confidence builder.

Your first point of contact leaves you knowing you’ve taken control. Big inputs will produce an immediate response. Flying slow and steady you’ll always feel in control and connected to the canopy.

Stall point
The slow flight characteristics were a very important design factor. You’ll get plenty of warning before she stalls. Slowly let the toggles back out and she will recover to normal flight in an easy and stress free transition.

Rear risers
There’s lots of feel and response – the Kraken has fantastic glide! Milk those rears and disprove the myth that all wingsuiters land off.

Front Risers
F is for fun! Yep, you can dive the Kraken, and she will respond!

The Kraken has designed to be an exceptional wingsuit canopy. This also meant making sure she didn’t feel like a bus. She’s got loads of zip. Fly her nice and slow for those busy landing patterns when you want lots of vertical separation. Or dive her at the ground and drag some turf! There’s plenty of fun to be had!

Recovery Arc
We are are firm believer this canopy should have some dive. The recovery arc is longer than typically experienced with similar 7 cell designs. If you want to have your cake ( a nice sensible wingsuit canopy) and eat it too (swoop the shit out of it), then go go go!

The JYRO Kraken has a wide range of performance, the flare is one of the most important aspects. She wont disapoint. Those nil wind tiptoe landings will feel very natural.


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Pack Volume

The Kraken packs about 15% smaller than a 9-cell non-crossbraced canopy like Safire 3 or Crossfire 3. This means you can pack at least 1 standard size up in the same container.

The Crossfire 3 and Safire 3 may typically be found in your container manufacturer’s sizing charts (and on our Crossfire 3 / Safire 3 product pages), which you may use as a reference for what size Kraken will fit in your container.

The Kraken’s fit to your container will depend on many other things such as how tight your previous canopy was in the container, packing skills, how old each canopy is, etc., so please take the information above as a general rule of thumb!

Table for reference:

S3/C3   Kraken
169       189
149       169
139       149
129       139
119       129
109       119



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Reviews [6]

  • Zak Tessier

    i love my Kraken! openings KICK ASS practically all r 400’ soft & on heading. this is my only wing ATM i fly it 100% of the time video/AFF/wingsuit hooking 360s from 450’ turning slow @ 1.3 with 27” risers

  • Neil

    I had my first five jumps over the weekend with my Kraken, the wingsuit flight as always was special but once it was deployment time , Wow freaking perfect soft on heading openings in pretty testy windy conditions, I have been jumping a Sabre 3 170 and 80% of the time I would have good openings in winds below 20 knots and the anything above 20 knots even with perfect body position I would end up with line twists as the Sabre would snivel and take longer to open and then get hit with gusts of wind near final inflation. I wingsuit most of the time and its all about the openings and the overall characteristics and handling of the Kraken are fantastic for a7 cell canopy. I researched all the wingsuit canopies on the market and spoke to a few people who were flying 7 cells and made a great decision going for the Kraken. It’s a fantastic wingsuit canopy and I couldn’t be happier.
    Fuck Yea! Absolutely love it.
    Cheers to the team at Jyro.

  • giorgio

    ho comprato un kraken 139 perchè salto con la tuta alare e devo dire che è una vela eccezionale, ottime aperture, un bel flare e poi vola bene.
    Un gradissimo bravi allo staff che lo ha progettato e a tutti quelli che lo hanno realizzato.
    Super bravi, complimenti !!!!

  • Nicholas

    I have been jumping a Kraken 119 for some time now and Absolutely love it for wingsuiting as well as regular jumping. Openings have been nice, as long as I have good body position, and quite consistent. Toggle fires have been quite easy to deal with, just using harness input to stop the turn or little opposite riser input. The few times I have had line twist have been rather uneventful. (If you wingsuit often line twists are just going to happen on what ever canopy you are flying.) The flight characteristics are excellent! Super fun and responsive to inputs. Nice dive and recovery so you don’t have to sacrifice a swoop if you are on a wingsuit jump, and an excellent bottom end flare. Flying a standard straight in pattern or doing a high performance turn for landing have both given me good results with plenty of flare for nice stand up landings in any wind condititon.
    One of the more impressive aspects with this canopy is the glide range. I’ve opened with some pretty long spots and have always made it back to the DZ with time for a decent landing pattern.

    Absolutely love my Kraken!

  • Vibhu

    Either “Release the Kraken” or “All hail the Snell” or “Snelly, you magnificent bastard”

    • Jen

      This has brightened my day! Gold, pure gold 🙂

  • Vibhu

    I can’t say enough good things about this canopy.
    Everything NZ Aero says about it is true, however, they left out one fact though: it’s fucking magical.
    There is no other explanation for how well this flies, except sheer sorcery.

    Flare for days, can even pull the fronts down on a big canopy, it opens comfortably on heading, be it on a wingsuit or slick dive.
    This canopy will have you question all other manufacturers with a recurring theme – “how is this possible? how did NZ Aero do this?”
    And yes, you can absolutely giggle inside your helmet as you say “Release the Kraken” prior to deployment (or maybe that’s just me…)
    Had never jumped a Kraken before – bought it on the recommendation of my wingsuit instructor and mentor Tim Sartori.
    Seriously, best main decision I’ve ever made. Thank you heaps.

    • Jen

      Thanks for the awesome review! We’re stoked you find our Kraken magical 😀 and love that you say “release the Kraken” on opening. We should definitely make it a thing people do – tips on how to get the best from your canopy…

    we’ve got after parties and free shit