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Glidercom Cloudbase Headset (Open Face)

  • Superb sound on Transmit & Receive
  • Easy to install
  • Super Durable
  • Free Installation with Helmet Purchase

Installation Instructions


Available for almost any radio! We are very proud of this headset and have MANY hundreds of them in-service world-wide serving Hang Glider and Paraglider Pilots. Each one is built by hand with great care and attention using the best components available.

HEADSET for Open-Face Helmets: The GliderCom Cloudbase Open-Face headset kit is an extremely rugged headset built to survive. We have designed a printed circuit board speaker mount that protects the speaker and provides neat and un-breakable wiring paths and connections. The cable ends attach to the speaker assembly through metal clamping sleeves that prevent damage from an accidental pull on the cables. The headset assembly can be enclosed in a specific helmet ear-pad, or a generic soft neoprene ear-pad that works with any helmet. (Ear-pad for Charly Loop helmet pictured).

THE MICROPHONE ELEMENT: The high quality, low noise microphone element is securely mounted on the end of a flexible steel mic boom. An acrylic microphone cup is used to protect the microphone element, and the assembly is covered with a foam windscreen. The boom is constructed from flexible steel gooseneck tubing with a polyolefin sleeve. The mic boom is easy to move but stays in-place once adjusted.

PROTECTIVE PADDING AND MICROPHONE SOCK The GliderCom Cloudbase headset uses 3 millimeter perforated neoprene for padding and dust/dirt protection on the speaker assembly. The protective microphone sock is made of lightweight foam that offers great protection and wind-noise reduction without affecting sound volume or quality.

THE MAIN CABLE AND CONNECTOR: The Cloudbase headset uses a .250 inch diameter shielded cable that exits the ear-pad. Since this is the part that sees the most wear and tear, a very durable cable and connector is used. When not in use, the metal connector stows to the helmet lining edge with a velcro-strip.

PTT BUTTON AND RADIO CABLE Helmet mounted or finger mounted PTT buttons available. BOTH are available if desired. The ptt button can see a lot of abuse! This is why we have made it easily field replaceable. Both the finger and helmet mounted buttons are sealed against dirt and moisture. The radio adapter cable is built with great attention to durability. This cable is interchangeable in the event you wish to use a different radio or cellphone.

OPTIONAL WIRELESS PTT BUTTON Plug in the wireless PTT module in-place of the wired PTT button. Then attach the PTT button almost anywhere. With this option, the pilot eliminates the cumbersome wire running down the arm while still keeping the PTT button where it's needed most, at the fingertips!!



GliderCom Cloudbase Open-Face Helmet Headset System

  • Made for Hang Glider and Paraglider Pilots
  • Complete kit, everything you need
  • For Open Face Helmets
  • 40mm.5 watt communications grade speaker
  • Directional noise canceling microphone element
  • Flexible steel microphone boom
  • Extremely rugged construction.
  • Heavy duty threaded metal connectors
  • Noise canceling microphone element
  • Your choice of finger, helmet or wireless PTT button
  • Superb transmit and receive audio
  • Built to last by GliderCom


  • Select options at checkout
  • Complete kit with finger PTT button $145.00
  • Complete kit with helmet PTT button $145.00
  • Complete kit with BOTH PTT buttons $164.00
  • Extra finger or helmet PTT button $19.00
  • Extra radio adapter cable (Finger PTT) $35.00
  • Extra radio adapter cable (Helmet PTT) $25.00
  • Optional Wireless PTT button and module $145.00

Select connector type at checkout

  • YA170 for Yaesu VX-170, VX7 radios (4 pole threaded)
  • YA150 for Yaesu VX150 radios (4 pole non-threaded)
  • K1 for Kenwood 2-pin, Relm, ProTalk, and FreeTalk
  • K1 for Kenwood multi-pin radios. K3180 adapter required
  • ICSTR for 2-pin Icom radios (straight connector)
  • ICRA for 2-pin Icom radios (right angle connector)
  • M1 for BlackBox, Motorola GP, CT, SP, XTN radios
  • T1 for many FRS/GMRS radios. Talkabout, Cobra etc
  • T1 for many cellphones