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 simplier! 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'll be glad to help.
What are they made from? - Baskets are traditional wickerwork construction. The floors are either woven or solid plywood. The structural load is taken by stainless steel wires forming a continuous sling from the burner frame underneath the basket floor.
Cameron balloon's baskets are strengthen by aluminium 'U' tubes or a stainless steel frame. Longevity and strength is 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 transporation.
Our basket options are endless. These will compliment your equipment and provide easy of use for flying your balloon. They include:
Wheelchair accessable baskets,
Sidewall cushions and protection,
High sided baskets,
Sidewall bracing to increase the basket strength over harsh terrain,
Matching leather or Suede trim of the finest quality available,
Pilot compartment 'Pulpit' rails,
Basket to Trailer towing systems,
Launch Restraint Lugs,
Embroidered Pole Covers,
Pilot and Passenger Restraint Harness,
Passenger positioning Squabs,
Basket landing skids,
Variety of bespoke pockets and bags to meet your needs for onboard storage.
Call us or email today to discuss you requirements or gain advice on the best possible solution available to you. Please note that not every combination of basket and options are compatiable - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please do take a look at our latest ancillaries brochure for further details
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To help select your basket trimming colours
<<< Suede/Leather Colour Chart >>>
The selector for Cordura Fabric used for cushions & cylinder covers
<<< Cordura Colour Chart >>>
Special Dye Fabrics available upon request
Type of baskets:
Concept: Available in two sizes to match the Concept 60 or 70 and the 80 or 90 envelopes. These beautifullt constructed baskets are of a lightweight construction and have a flat top.
Aristocrat & Classic: this range of baskets carry between one and six occupants depending on the size of envelope flown. The baskets are usually made with the top of the basket 'swept' upwards at each end. Flat top or tucked versions can be supplied. The 'original' and still the best Aristocrat' basket available today - Call for further details.
Easy Access: the perfect compliment for those passengers less-able. Available in five options depending on the range of passengers (upto 6) want to join you on the flight. All have a specially designed access door, integral to the design of the basket without compromising the looks or robust nature. If you're looking for the most reliable, easy-access basket on the market then look no further. All baskets are constructed from 100% cane for added strength.
If you're looking specifically for wheelchair-assessable baskets, these are avialable too.
Collapsible Baskets: this fully collapsible basket is the next generation in the long and prestigious line of Voyagers. Available in standard or hi-spec, providing an easy way to transport and store the basket inside most big 4x4’s, such as a Landrover Discovery or Landcruiser.
Fully-rigged, the standard version is 1160mm from base of runner to top-of-stub, and the hi-spec version is 1260mm, with maximum external measurements of 946mm x 1124mm. Including an exclusive composite floor design and Titanium upright supports, the Nano v4 is superlight, weighing around 40kg.
Partitioned: Larger baskets have internal partitions woven into the walls and floor. The partitions provide greater structural integrity and separation between groups of passengers. The pilot and fuel cylinders occupy a separate compartment from the passengers. There are many options available from the Cameron Balloons range.