Preview: New Alpine Climbing Gear from Ortovox

Ortovox Trad 18

For Spring ’17, Ortovox adds to their fast and light alpine collection with some innovative new gear. Just because you travel light, doesn’t mean you have to skimp on safety–so while cutting out unnecessary weight, Ortovox added unique safety features that will have your back in case of emergency on your next alpine adventure.

The new Trad 18 alpine climbing pack weighs only 195 grams and works great as a multi-pitch or summit pack, while the larger Trad sizes (Trad 25, Trad 35 and Trad 24 S) work great for carrying all your gear on approach or on the climb. When not in use, the pack stores compactly into its own pocket by simply turning the pack inside out. Minimal features include webbing loops, a rope fastening option, a hydration system connector, and a zip pocket for valuables. The larger members of the Trad family have an integrated RECCO reflector that in combination with the SAR 1 helicopter rescue system, you can be located quickly when there is an emergency in the mountains.

Ortovox Roc Doc

The unique Rock Doc (weight: only 140 grams with contents), is a combination chalk bag and first aid kit that enables you to have tape and other supplies close at hand when climbing. The bags come in bright signal colors so they can be seen on the rock face from far away. The Roll Doc promises comprehensive yet compact first aid (weight: 190 grams), with its contents neatly divided between five compartments. One of these compartments contains an emergency card with information for first responders, while illustrations and captions provide details on how to properly use the contents. Integrated loops let you fasten the Rock Doc or Roll Doc to your harness, belt, or pack for quick access.

Ortovox Bivy Pro

Finally, the Bivy Pro offers protection in case of a planned or even unforeseen bivouac. The lightweight and robust Bivy Pro is windproof, water- and dirt repellent. Numerous tie down loops allow you to use the bivy as a tent, as protection from the sun, or even to transport an injured person in an emergency.

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