Hopper Base Units

Hopper Base Units

Hopper Base Units

From£6,130€7,240Neo Hopper Base Unit


The Neo Hopper Base Unit is beautifully crafted solo flying equipment – perfect for those who enjoy lightweight ballooning or who want to fly solo and enjoy basketless ballooning.

The pleasure of flying in a hopper is a very unique experience - The Duo Airchair (capable of carrying two people) enables the joys of hopping to be shared.

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Neo Hopper Base Unit

Hopper Base Unit

Cloudhoppers are great fun. The pilot is safely strapped into a comfortable harness. The fuel cylinder and burner are perfectly designed to attach directly to the balloon envelope. Hoppers provide the ultimate flexibility and pleasure at a fraction of the running costs of a conventional hot air balloon.

The harness technology has been likened to that in paragliding and provides security coupled with comfort for standard flights of about 2hrs in duration.

Easy to inflate and pack away, these beautifully-crafted units are extremely simple to operate and perfect for new pilots or those who want a unique visual impact for marketing campaigns and promotions.
Base Units are now fitted with a set of stainless steel hinges, making transportation and storage even more convenient. This simple system allows for the back frame to fold and pack neatly, even with the harness attached.

Our very latest Hopper base Unit benefits from larger rear-view mirrors, an independent emergency fuel cut-off, padded head-rest, seat positioning tabs for ease of inflation, increased comfort in the seat. Under the seat, there is even a handy pocket, ideal for storage.

Duo Airchairs

Duo airchairs are perfect for any pilot who wants to enjoy the freedom of flight without the restriction of a basket. Whether to instruct a new pilot, present exciting visual and brand impact for your sponsor or to provide an experience for the less physically able, the Duo airchair is compact and versatile.

Build from a tubular stainless steel welded construction. The load is carried from the burner frame with four load wires which are attached to the 'J' shaped frame using quicklinks.

Standard vertical fuel cylinders are strapped to the ends of the frame. A specialised passenger restraint harness keeps you safe and sound, in total comfort. You can choose between leather or cordura trim.

The Stratus or Shadow burners can be fitted in either single or double configuration. More information on burners can be found here.

The positioning of the pilot and passenger offers tremendous comfort while you enjoy the thrill and excitement of flying over the landscape. All airchairs benefit from padded seats, armrests, footrests, easily-accessible controls and a fully-gimballed burner.

Our Chariots are now being used for less physically abled balloon flight training - see www.aerobility.com for further details

All models

Choose from the following models to suit your balloon:

  Neo Hopper Base Unit Duo Airchair
Occupants Pilot 2 Inc. Pilot
Dimensions (cm) N/A* 118 x 57.5*
Height (cm) (Approx.)
Approx. KG 20kg 38kg
Seat Price Contact the Factory Contact the Factory

*Base unit folds into easy-to-store luggage

Basket options

Basket colours

Please see our colour charts for:

  • To help select your hopper base unit trimming colours: Suede and Leather Colour Wheel
  • The selector for cordura fabric used for cushions and cylinder covers: Cordura Colour Wheel
  • Click here for a handy PDF for more colour customisable locations
  • Other leathers are also available upon request. This can be the perfect solution to colour-match a desired pantone or corporate shade. Special leathers are ordered to your specification and therefore can sometimes incur an additional supplier production lead time or surcharge. Clients are invited to approve colour sample(s) and to agree to the additional leather production time, prior to committing to buying any custom leather basket.

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Our reputation for hardware excellence is world-renowned. In fact, we offer the widest range of baskets, with over 200 elegant designs. Constructed primarily from willow and cane, these materials are still used today because they have proved to be extremely resilient, lightweight and easy to maintain, as well as adding to the romantic feel of ballooning.

Whatever your needs, we will have the perfect size and configuration of bottom end to make your every flight a comfortable and enjoyable experience. The criteria for selecting your new basket could not be simpler! Baskets are matched to the size of the hot-air balloon envelope. This is determined by the number of passengers you wish to carry, local conditions, including terrain and ambient temperatures. Please see our current Flight Manual in the Support Section for further details or email your request to sales@cameronballoons.co.uk - we will be glad to help.

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