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.
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.
Choose from the following models to suit your balloon:
for VW T5 Van
|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.)
|Basket Price||Contact the Factory
||Contact the Factory||Contact the Factory||Contact the Factory|
|Cordura Floor Mat||Optional||Optional||Optional||Optional|
|Extra Step holes||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.
Please see our leather colour charts for:
“The reproduction of the image on the envelope is truly stunning, but then with Cameron Balloons we know that quality comes as standard”
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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 email@example.com - we will be glad to help.