Podium Straps Replacement

It has been brought to our attention that on the 2018 Podium (S071AA00), the suspension straps are not as described in the Technical Notice that accompanied the Podium when sold. The loops are intended to be large enough to permit a karabiner to be threaded through them, but in fact, this is not possible on […]

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2019 Petzl PRO Range sneak peek

Petzl have just released their sneak peek at the new items for 2019. Take a look and see what’s coming… Typically the New Zealand estimated Release Date is about 6 weeks after what’s listed on petzl.com as we need to get them here! Also keep in mind this is an estimated release date from France, and […]

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Changes to the European PPE Laws

New PPE Regulation 2016/425: what’s changed? The 30-year-old PPE Directive 89/686 has been replaced by PPE Regulation 2016/425. The following FAQ contains more information on the impacts and rollout of the change. This will not directly impact the use of your Petzl gear in New Zealand, but it will change the appearance and content of […]

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Petzl Carabiner Shapes

A good choice of carabiner shape can increase ergonomics and safety for certain uses. The shape of the carabiner frame has an influence on: • major axis strength • load distribution • gate opening size, and capacity • strength in certain positions • ease of handling Another less obvious effect is the balance of the […]

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Belay Devices Explained

Belay devices allow you to provide a controlled lower and stop a fall with minimal effort because of friction and tight angles whether its a passive or active device. With all the different styles of belay devices on the market, knowing the unique uses and characteristics and limitations of each will help you select the […]

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Welcome to the new Petzl NZ site

Welcome to the updated Petzl New Zealand website. This new site went live on 10 October 2018 and will contain up to date local information on Petzl. The main improvements are: Better local Retailer/Dealer Search & Maps, including phone and website links Better Access to popular Petzl Forms and Documents Updated Blog with news from […]

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