Archive for the ‘Mountaineering’ Category

Sneak Peek – New Gear from Rock Exotica

Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Coming in 2020 from Rock Exotica.

Omni-Block 1.1″ with SwivaBiner Top

Enforcer Omni 2.0″

Unicender 2.0

Brigantes Presents – High Angle Solutions – The Helix Personal Escape System

Wednesday, November 13th, 2019

The Helix Personal Escape System is a modular, lightweight and low volume micro rope system that gives users the capability to quickly descend or egress from a position. The system can be used for both personal descents, and to lower a single operator or load. This system has been specifically designed for military, law enforcement and emergency personnel to perform an emergency escape across all environments and operational theatres. The system has been designed for fast deployment, intuitive to use and have minimal training burden. The system contains the necessary equipment to do the following:

• Construct anchor points in a wide number of environments using a minimal amount of equipment.

• Protect the rope from damage.

• Descend or lower personnel up to 23m.

• Ascend the rope.

The system is certified to EN 341:2011/2D European standard for descent systems and ANSI Z359.4-2013 American standard for fall protection and fall restraint and has also passed additional, harsher testing that simulated worse case scenarios with heavily laden operators.

Key Features

• System contains a pre-rigged descent/lowering system. This uses 23m of 5.5mm heat resistant aramid rope with a rigging carabiner, a rope protector and an auto-locking load limiting rope controller all attached and ready to deploy.

• Extra rigging equipment included: An ANSI rated rescue hook and aramid sling that increase the options for creating safe anchor points.

• Ascent system: A rope ascender with an integral pulley pre-rigged onto a carabiner and foot loop that together allow the user to ascend the rope. The system supplied allows a fast transition between descent, ascent and back again.

• Storage/carriage: The system is packed in a molle pouch solution that integrates with current issue webbing. The components are supplied vacuum packed inside the pouch system to minimise maintenance and protect the components from the elements prior to initial use.

• Train the Trainer and Train the Operator courses are available to support the product.


• The descent system was tested to assess functionality at 40°C – the system performed as normal and the heat did not affect performance or operation.

• An unsealed descent system was submerged for 2 hours at a depth of 10m and then tested to assess functionality

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Helix Tactical – Mountain Operations

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019

Regardless of whether they manufacture it themselves or it’s a product from another company, you can rely on what Helix Tactical has to offer. Everything is dependable equipment for mountain and other vertical operations.

REBS Carbon Multi Ladder

Thursday, October 31st, 2019

The REBS Carbon Multi Ladder (CML) is a rigid, modular and multi-functional ladder system with a dual rail design. The system uses modular 90cm sections that can be locked together to create a ladder, stretcher or bridge.

It is manufactured from carbon fibre for a combination of excellent rigidity and a light weight.

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Brigantes Presents: The Helix Operations Combat Multi Harness

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

The Helix Combat Multi Harness (HCMH) is a fully modular tactical harness system that has been developed over several years with significant end user input and trials. The system has been specifically designed for military operational use and can be used in a wide range of missions and tasks across all environments and operational theatres. Having a single system increases safety and reduces the training burden. The HCMH system has uniquely acquired UK helicopter clearances for specialist troop emplaning & deplaning techniques as well as fulfilling mission high access requirements. Unlike other off the shelf harnesses, the HCMH fully integrates with other ‘on the man’ systems such as life jackets and plate carriers, ensuring greater comfort and safety of the end user. 


The HCMH is issued as a single unit item complete with log cards. This allows logistics staff to easily administer the equipment. The system is initially vacuum packed which simplifies PPE inspection prior to first use. Once the system has been opened for use, all components are stored in one purpose designed breathable bag, which optimises storage. All items are interchangeable meaning when an item is damaged, it can be replaced, and the log card updated which is much more cost effective than replacing an entire system. 


The HCMH Pack includes the following components:

1 x Riggers Belt – A 45mm wide belt which fits into standard belt loops and can take molle attachments and heavier equipment such as pistol holders. It is fully adjustable and excess material is easily stowed away. The lightweight material has minimal volume to reduce water absorption and drying time. The outside surface of the belt uses fine velcro, allowing battle belts to be positioned on top of the belt and won’t move around. The belt includes a low-profile textile belay loop on the front of the belt which allows the user to connect quickly into an anchor or system using a tested belt.

2 x Gear Loops – These velcro into position onto the harness in the position required by the user. 

1 x Set of Leg Loops – These are very lightweight and compact due to the synthetic mesh which minimises their bulk and moisture retention. Weighing just 260g they can pack down into a pouch which is just 12 x 8cm. They are fully adjustable and use the same corrosion resistant buckles as the belt. They can be added to the sit harness in less than 15 seconds. 

1 x Chest Harness – Can be worn over or underneath plate carriers and is made from mesh fabric which minimises bulk, water absorption and drying time. The integrated attachment point for the chest ascender is compatible with body armour. 

2 x PerfectO Carabiners – This compact oval carabiner connects the chest harness to the sit harness. 

1 x Fifi Hook with retaining grommet and mouth tab – Provides a ladder attachment point to support the load of the operator and is useful for resting or situations where two free hands are required. 

1 x Chest Ascender  

1 x Storage Bag

1 x User Instructions

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Helix Combat Multi Harness

Friday, October 4th, 2019

The HCMH (Helix Combat Multi Harness) is the latest addition to their Tactical Climbing Harness range.

It is a fully modular harness system designed specifically for military operational use and has acquired UK helicopter clearances for specialist troop emplaning & deplaning techniques as well as fulfilling high access requirements.

MDM 19 – Over Snow Mobility Solutions from Darley Defense

Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Darley Defense showcased the Ranger snow shoe offered by a collaboration between US-based Serket and Norways’s Fimbulvetr. Seen here with Bogs neoprene boots.

Ranger Features:

B4 Binding™
-Functional, low-profile fit
-Exceptional durability
-Quick and easy operation – even with gloves

Fenris Crampon™
-AISI 316 Stainless Steel bites hard in all conditions

All Direction Hinge™
-Adapts to the terrain
-Reduces strain on ankles and knees
-Improved ergonomics
-Flexible tail adapts to all terrains
-Thermoplastic Elastomer Unibody for incredible strength, durability and smooth weight distribution

Brigantes Presents – High Angled Solutions – The Lofoten Gore-Tex Pro Lite Pants

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019

Since 1929, Norrona have devoted their time into making the greatest outdoor products available. Their focus is quality, function and design and Brigantes are excited to announce our UK military relationship with them.

The Lofoten Gore-Tex Pro Light Pants are Norrona’s lightest water and windproof pants for the hardcore freeriders.

Developed to achieve the perfect balance between lightweight and durability, these pants have a lot of the same features as the lofoten Gore-Tex Pro Pants but are made in a lightweight wind and waterproof 80D GORE-TEX® Pro fabric. 

They have key features such as Custom-fit system™ waist adjustment, thigh ventilation with powder mesh, thigh pockets for essential gear and reinforcement on the lower leg. The cut of the pants is slightly tighter than on the Lofoten Gore-Tex Pro, but still with a fit that is customized for big mountain freeride. 

These are the ideal pants for deployments in the mountains where troops are in need of superior protection with all the critical details incl durable, lightweight, wind and waterproof garments.

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