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ORSM 17 – Petzl Bindi

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

Petzl's new Bindi hits the market Jan 2018. It's an ultralightweight (35g), rechargeable and IPX7 waterproof, 200 lumen headlamp designed for everyday use. I really like the adjustable, shock cord strap.

It has three modes, proximity, movement and distance vision along with a red light selection. Made in Hungary.

Warrior East 2017 – Petzl Caritool & Caritool Evo

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Petzl’s Caritool (left) was originally designed as an Ice Screw Holder. The carabiner design attaches to a climbing harness (or other belt) and has an integrated clip to held it in place. It can be used to attach a variety of gear, including ear pro on a gun belt.

The newer Caritool Evo (right) has an even deeper basket and a different, rear mounted, tension attachment system so it can be used with wider belts.

Neither are designed as personal protective equipment.

Stuff I Like – Petzl e+LITE

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Petzl’s e+LITE is a very simple headlamp. It’s both inexpensive and compact with a built-in, retractable cable which is used as a headstrap. It’s also extremely lightweight at just 27 grams. It features a convenient rotary switch which is easy to manipulate and can swap between white and red lights. Becuase of the size and weight I keep one in my range kit, one in my backpack and one in my travel pack. Even better, the light uses a CR2032 battery which will store up to 10 years.

-Ultracompact, ultra-light (less than 5 cm long and only 27 g) emergency headlamp to always have with you
-Always ready to use, can be stored with batteries (lithium CR 2032) for 10 years
-Bright white lighting (26 lumens up to 29 meters) allows you to move around easily in the dark
-For emergency situations, the red LED allows you to be seen from a distance (300 meters for 30 hours)
-Locking on/off switch designed to prevent accidental operation
-Resists extreme temperatures: -30° C to +60° C
-Waterproof to -1 meter for 30 minutes (IP 67)

It’s for sale all over then place so poke around for the best price.

OR – Petzl

Friday, January 8th, 2016

Petzl has introduced the TOUR, an ultralightweight new climbing harness. It weighs 200 grams, even with an integrated belay loop, and can be dined without lifting your feet off the ground. The coloring helps out as well. The dark color goes to the outside and lighter tone toward the inside.


If that isn’t light enough, the new ALTITUDE is 150 grams lighter. This weight savings is due to the fused frame technology consisting of leg loops and waist that incorporate infused Dyneema. This thing is amazing.


Petzl has unveiled their first aluminum crampon, the LEOPARD (front) and man, is it light at 330 grams. It is available with Flexlock or Leverlock FIL attachment which weighs 369 grams. The IRVIS (rear) is a hybrid design with a steel toe for durability. It weighs 460 or 495 grams depending in the attachment system.


Additionally, all of Petzl’s carabiners now feature an I-frame construction which is lighter.


They also offer QR codes for PPE inspection.


The TIBLOCK now has an integrated plastic spring head which forces the teeth to properly set on the rope. The old version could sheath the rope if improperly seated.

Petzl – Tactikka+ And STRIX Headlamps Now Available With Berry Compliant Headbands

Friday, June 12th, 2015

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E89AHB D Tactikka + desert

As was originally revealed at the 2014 SHOT Show, Petzl is now starting to offer the Tactikka+ and STRIX headlamps with Berry complaint headbands. This allows the DOD to buy the lamps through their TLS contract bids and TLS approved dealers; previously, the headlamps had to be purchased by the DOD without headbands.

Currently, the Tactikka Black and Desert models are available with Berry compliant headbands. The STRIX Black will be available starting June 19th, and the STRIX Desert will be available starting July 3rd. These straps are designed to work with the Tactikka RGB & + models, and the STRIX VL & IR models.

SOFIC 2015 – Petzl Jag System

Thursday, May 21st, 2015

Petzl’s new Jag System is a prebuilt 4 to 1 mechanical advantage system.  Bothe ends feature double pulleys and one end it has a built-in progress capture or ratchet.  Additionally, the rope is contained in a sock so it won’t tangle.

OR Summer Market – Petzl

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

The Tactikka + and Tactikka +RGB we mentioned at SHOT Show are in inventory and now shipping. They offer up to 140 lumens and the Tactikka + now includes an integral Red LED rather than the old flip up filter. These run off of constant light technology meaning the light will stay constant for the prescribed rating over the life of the battery. They use 3 AAA batteries with easy access to the compartment.


Petzl also introduced a new buckle on the headband that is crush tested to 80 kg so you won’t accidentally break the buckle. Another mounting option beside the headband is the Kit Adapt which uses adhesive to mount the lights directly to a variety of surfaces including helmets, walls, etc.

The lights are available in Black, Tan and Camo. Additionally, these are available in Berry compliant models (Tan and Black). These are the first Berry options from Petzl and a great end of year purchase.

OR – Petzl Tactikka Plus

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

At Outdoor Retailer I got a chance to take a closer look at the Petzl Tactikka + we previewed about two weeks ago before SHOT Show.


As you recall there are 2 models. The Tactikka + and the Tactikka + RGB. This is the first major upgrade to the Tactikka in a decade and they’ve not only improved functionality but also increased lumens by 140%! The difference between the two models is obviously price but the standard Tactikka + offers only white and red light while the Tactikka + boasts red! green or blue as well as white light. There are also slight differences in lumen output between the two models.

They will be available April 15th, 2014.