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Ascension

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great ascender. This is my favorite handled ascender.  I own three of them. One is retired, and has over 150,000' of rope work on it. The teeth were starting to get too thin, so I replaced it with a new one. The ascender still bites due to Petzl's great design! Full review

Simple

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A good device for flexible ropes. The Petzl Simple is a good device. I borrowed a friend's to try it out, and later acquired one of my own. It works well with flexible rope, but not with stiff rope. It handles longer rappels better than a fig. 8. One of the best things about it is that it can be left on the harness between rappels so you don't risk dropping it. Full review

Pro Traxion

rated 5 of 5 stars Very good progress capture pulley. Review on the older style, the design is newer for 2015. This is a great pulley. Used it to haul large amounts of rope and gear in caves. The larger diameter helps, as well as the progress capture cam. One trip I was hauling by myself and could barely get the load to move. The cam captured every bit of my progress so I was able to get the load up. Could not have done it with a regular pulley. Another big bonus is the ability to remove or add the haul line while… Full review

Spirit Straight Gate

rated 5 of 5 stars A good design. I have used this carabiner for about a year on my safety lanyard to quickly attach to bolts or anchors while rigging. Would also make a great draw carabiner. The snag-free nose and straight gate make clipping a cinch. Full review

Fractio

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a tough harness and it will last a long time. I have used this harness for about 2-3 years now for cave exploration. Before that it was owned by one of my friends. Other harnesses I've used get destroyed in about a year due to the harsh cave environment.   The harness sits fairly low, but offers more back support than the SuperAvanti. The other big difference is the metal attachment point for the D closure carabiner or maillion. This is a good feature for better wear.  I would not buy… Full review

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Petzl Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

OR Day One: Around the Foot, Side, and Kitchen
Day One on the Outdoor Retailer show floor turned up a number of innovations, from breathable footwear to stable hydration and a slick cook system. Read more
August 1, 2013

Trailspace Top Ten: Your Best Outdoor Gear
For Trailspace's Best Outdoor Gear List, we turned to you, our community members. We've compiled one ultimate gear list from your 24,000 reviews, featuring your best shelter, sleeping bag, stove, water treatment, multi-tool, light, navigation, trekking poles, backpack, and food and drink. Read more
December 5, 2012

Outdoor Retailer: Climbing Gear Preview
Companies vie for "lightest helmet ever" honors. Plus, ropes with two diameters and touch-sensitivity, new double-axel cams for tight, tricky placements, a crevasse rescue device (no Z-pulley necessary), and bags to keep all your climbing gear organized. Read more
July 29, 2012

Petzl Nao headlamp automatically dims or brightens
Once in a while, a headlamp comes around that changes the game for others. Enter Petzl's Nao auto-adjusting headlamp, which dims or brightens according to the level of ambient light. Read more
January 21, 2012

Petzl Recalls GRIGRI 2 Belay Devices
Petzl has issued a recall for replacement of the Grigri 2 belay device. The recall concerns all Grigri 2’s (D14 2O, D14 2G, D14 2B) with the first five digits of the serial number between 10326 and 11136. Read more
June 21, 2011

Petzl recalls Scorpio via ferrata lanyards
Following a via ferrata accident on May 5, Petzl launched a voluntary product safety alert to inspect its Scorpio via ferrata lanyards manufactured prior to May 19, 2011. Read more
May 31, 2011

Contact

Petzl International
132 rue du pré blanc
Cidex 105A - ZI Crolles
38920 Crolles
France

phone: +33 4 76 92 09 69
fax: +33 4 76 08 82 04

website: www.petzl.com
email: info@petzl.com

Petzl America
Freeport Center M-7
P.O. Box 160447
Clearfield, UT 84016
USA

phone: (801) 926-1500
fax: (801) 926-1501