The frequency at which rescue parachutes have to be repacked depends on their use and storage conditions. However, it should never exceed 1 year. If the harness is subjected to strong variations (snow, humidity, strong temperature variations…), it is important to pack it more regularly. The elastics used for folding may deteriorate and stick to the lines and canopy. A regular folding ensures that you can keep an optimal opening time if necessary. So don’t wait unnecessarily before folding it again! The average lifespan of a rescue parachute is 10 years.