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Sportlite – Solid Floor

Sportlite – Solid Floor

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Available in four sizes to match the Sport range of envelopes. These beautifully constructed baskets are of a lightweight construction and have a flat top. They can be utilised with many other types of balloon envelopes and burners.

At a glance

Baskets are traditional wickerwork construction, using a mixture of Willow and Cane. Floors within the SportLite range are 9mm solid birch plywood, with Kiln dried Ash runners bolted and bonded to the floor. The structural load is taken by 4mm stainless steel wires forming a continuous sling from the burner frame underneath the basket floor.

These Cameron Balloon's baskets are strengthened by a top and bottom, 25mm dia. stainless-steel frame. Longevity and strength are very important to consider when looking for the perfect hot-air balloon basket.

We pride ourselves with the fact that many of our baskets are still airworthy today, after so many decades flying professionally or for pleasure.

The top of the basket is padded and trimmed with the highest quality leather or suede. The bottom edge is traditionally covered with rawhide which protects the basket from damage during landing and transportation. For those in very harsh environments, we offer a leather base at a supplementary price.

Recent additions to the options available have included an easy assess fabric panel in the side wall. This enabled access to inside the basket when loaded within a retrieve vehicle. Very handy for more storage or simply making your ballooning experience lighter and more enjoyable. No more lifting baskets full of heavy cylinders in and out of vans or trailers. 

Cameron Balloons Ltd also offer a number of special purpose baskets. For further information please contact our Sales Department or your nearest Cameron Dealer.

All models

Choose from the following models to suit your balloon:

  SportLite2 SportLite3
for VW T5 Van
SportLite4 SportLite5
Drawing Number CB3649 CB3665 CB3652 CB3733
Occupants 2 - 3 3 3 - 4 4 - 5
Dimensions (cm) 84 x 101 95 x 114
93 x 130 110 x 150
Height (cm) (Approx.)
Support Poles
Approx. KG 52 59 62 78
Cordura Floor Mat Optional Optional Optional Optional
Sidewall Cushions Optional Optional Optional Optional
Format Open Open Open Open
Extra Step holes Optional Optional Optional Optional
Open Weave Optional Optional Optional Optional
Hi-Spec ** Optional Optional Optional Optional
Leatherbase Optional Optional Optional Optional

SportLite basket sizes are from centre-to-centre of the bottom frame. Please note that an additional allowance must be made for external wall thickness and handles when determining the size of any trailer or vehicle that will carry the basket.

* Occupancy data based on EASA requirements for baskets with or without passenger squabs.
** Additional 10cm in wall height.

Basket options

Basket colours

Please see our leather 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
  • Other leathers are 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.

What people are saying…

Customer promise

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 - we will be glad to help.

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