We're always excited for new product releases and product innovations coming for the new year. We've had a chance to test out some of these new products and excited to see them come to the market.
Each year, our team puts together a list of their favourite products that they believe will take off and be great additions to your kit.
Check out our 2023 product picks!
Weighing in at only 495g, the Edelrid Megawatt is truly the superhero of descenders. It's lightweight, compact design effectively makes your workload easier. Meeting a number of EN & ANSI Standards, the Megawatt should be your “GO-TO” for completing on-the-job tasks.
My favourite feature of the Megawatt is its ambidextrous descent function. Depending on the work site and preferences, users can descend by either pushing OR pulling the lever.
Just like most Edelrid products, the Megawatt is built to last, with steel inserts in abrasion-prone areas. This descender will soon be your favourite for many years to come!
The Edelrid Megawatt is available for pre-order and arriving April 2023!
If you're a rescue professional, this drysuit from NRS is a MUST HAVE to be added to your arsenal. This drysuit does not just ensure water protection, but also protects you from other environmental/situational variables whilst on the job.
The NRS Extreme SAR GTX boasts three layers of GORE-TEX, Cordura Reinforcements at the knees, seat and elbows, Cordura panels at the interior of ankles for abrasion protection and many more convenient features to ensure protection and safety.
Perfect for outfitting your teams as each size selection can fit multiple body types. E.g) Small: 5'2"-5'6" - 115lbs-140lbs and so on and so forth.
This dry suit is noted as being very rugged and dependable in extreme conditions which says a lot since many different brands and models have suffered from durability issues.
These dry suits are the real deal and are certainly built to last! Learn more about the Extreme SAR drysuit.
Used by river professionals, rescue agencies and Navy SEALs, the NRS Workboot Wetshoe is the hardest-working river boot on the market today!
- Lace-up synthetic leather and 5 mm neoprene upper
-7 mm neoprene insole
-Heavy-duty, non-marking lug sole keeps you on your feet in varied terrain
-Reinforced with synthetic leather and rubber
When you need a water shoe that works as hard as you do, on and off the water, the NRS Workboot is your best choice.
Designed for athletic performance, the NRS Ninja PFD is the ultimate low-profile jacket for paddlers of all persuasions. We've concentrated all the flotation into a smaller surface area for unbeatable range of motion, so the Ninja stays out of your way and off your mind.
Soft PVC-free foam panels are shaped for comfort and the floating front panel follows your movements and doubles as a handwarmer on chilly days.
AirMesh fabric on shoulder straps and inner panels provide ventilation throughout the jacket.
Side-entry with six adjustment points for a customizable fit.
Redesigned front clamshell pocket features internal organization for essentials and the dual-entry zippers create a frosty-beverage-compatible pocket!
When every second counts, the REEVE carriage pulley is an integrated solution designed to simplify setting up rescue systems on tensioned highlines.
It’s compact design limits the number of connectors and the height of the system.
Two large-diameter sheaves mounted on sealed ball bearings provide excellent efficiency when moving. Multiple connection holes to directly attach ropes, slings, or carabiners, allowing for optimal organization!
Getting a revamp this year is the Petzl Falcon range of harnesses. Lighter weight, more ergonomic padding, and greater functionality across all three models. They all now sport the ability to have more durable metal positioning rings with the addition of the Ring2Side accessory.
Turn any of these into a full body harness with the newly redesigned Chest'Air. This year we have contoured padding for greater comfort during extended operations. No need to worry about the weight. With the Falcon Mountain and a Chest'Air you barely tip the scales over 1Kg!
Finally, a Type II Helmet that doesn't make you look like bobblehead! Our favourite helmet of 2022 Was the Zenith X because of it's great range of fit, awesome looks, and superior comfort. For 2023, it has been given upgraded certification to ANSI Z89.1 Type I , Type II - Class C All around protection against impact and penetration including front, rear, and sides. Kask specializes in making helmets, and it really shows. Hands down the best work at height helmet we have worn. Loads of cool colours too!