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IWA 19 – Petzl Evac System

Saturday, March 16th, 2019

During Enforce Tac we saw the new Evac System from Petzl. Based on the Exo Escape System used by the German fire service, Evac was created for use by diplomats who might need to exit structures quickly to escape fires or other threats.

The contents are contained in the Pouch seen at the top and include the EXO one-handed descender which allows the user to control the rate of descent.

Also in the is 15m of 7.5mm rope, two locking carabiners and this harness which the user steps into.

The three straps are brought together and a locking carabiner is run through the loops to hold it all together.

The second carabiner is used to anchor to a hard point in the room which needs to be evacuated. The system has been tested to 150 kg.


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 www.petzl.com.

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.