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SOFIC 18 – Petzl Helo Adjust

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

The new Helo Adjust is a releasable, adjustable restraint device designed for use in military and law enforcement helicopters.


It features an aluminum adjuster which makes it easy adjust one-handed. Additionally, the EASHOK OPEN includes an automatic locking feature. Finally, the snap shackle allows quick release disconnect.

Available July, from

Warrior West 18 – Petzl Helo Adjust Tether Sneak Peek

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Petzl developed this adjustable helo tether for military applications, and will release it very soon.  

It’s adjustable at the working end and easy to attach and detach from the first line belt as well as the aircraft’s hardpoint.  Please not, this is not the final production version, which will incorporate hardware in one solid color.

Warrior West 18 – Petzl Lim’ice Ice Screw Sharpener

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

Petzl’s Lim’ice is a budget minded Ice Screw Sharpener and takes the guess work out of sharpening. You just screw the business end of the Ice Screw into the Lim’ice and slide it back and forth. Perfect for the individual or small unit.

High Angle Solutions – Petzl ACTIK CORE

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

The rechargeable ACTIK CORE headlamp offers 350 lumens of power which makes it ideal for outdoor activities like mountaineering, running, hiking and backpacking. A HYBRID headlamp that comes with CORE, a battery that is rechargeable via standard USB port. It is compatible with standard batteries without the need for an adapter. Red lighting preserves night vision and prevents blinding other members of the group. Its reflective headband helps you to be seen when a light is shone on it, and is equipped with an emergency whistle for rescue situations.

High Angle Solutions is a weekly series of articles focusing on military mountaineering solutions. It’s brought to you by UK-based Brigantes Consulting, in conjunction with several other brands, both here in the US and abroad. For example, this post on the Petzl ACTIK CORE was offered by Lyon Outdoor.

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.