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Important information for Petzl Avao Bod Croll Fast and Top Croll harness users – Change of maillon orientation required

Petzl have just released a minor change to their technical information which requests that users of the Petzl Avao Bod Croll Fast harness and the Top Croll change the orientation of the delta (triangular) maillon connector so that the plastic ‘bar’ faces outwards. User feedback has indicated a very small risk that when the top section is in use but not loaded (such as when going over a paparet), that the maillon may interfere with the Croll.

By turning the maillon (quicklink) so that the bar is facing outwards (the gate will be on the left when you look from the front of the harness) this ensures that the maillon gate is well away from the Croll.

Delta Maillon Quicklink on Avao Bod Croll Fast harness in new position

For the full information please click this link: http://www.abaris.co.uk/download.asp?ResourceID=228 or go to the Petzl Avao Bod Croll Fast page and look at the downloads http://www.abaris.co.uk/rope-access-work-positioning-harnesses/Petzl-Avao-Bod-Croll-Fast.htm

Latest Product Availability News – 11 April 2013

Just to keep you up-to-date with supply – There are currently supply issues into UK with the following products:

D21 – Petzl Zigzag – Petzl have had issues sourcing one of the components – We know there is no stock coming in next week
C71CFA01 – Petzl Avao Bod Croll Fast harness in size 1 – No stock due in next week
PPENZ08 – 8mm Standard Shape Maillons – More stock due next week
BSAC.PW45 – Beal Pro Work 45 Litre Rope Bag – Due end of April / Early May
BSAC.PW60 – Beal Pro Work 60 Litre Rope Bag – Due end of April / Early May
K52N – Petzl Cordex Gloves in Black – Could be up to 6 months before stock in UK!
K53N – Petzl Cordex Plus Gloves in Black – Could be up to 6 months before stock in UK!
A14 – Petzl Vizen – Not yet released by Petzl
Edelrid Floating Rope – The last batch of rope did not pass the testing but more stock is due into UK next week

Petzl Avao Bod Croll Fast Harnesses now for sale through Abaris International

Abaris will have stock of the long awaited Petzl Avao Bod Croll Fast harness tomorrow (4 April 2013) – We will be the first in UK to have stock but stock coming into UK is limited so we advise ordering soon to guarantee swift delivery (normally next day if ordered before midday).

Worth noting for those who already know the Petzl Navaho range is that there is now a big difference between the Avao ‘Bod’ versions (Avao Bod, Avao Bod Fast and Avao Bod Croll Fast) and the component parts of the full body harness (made up of either a Avao Sit or Avao Sit Fast and a Top or Top Croll). The Navaho Bod and Bod Croll Fasts used to be exactly the same as the Navaho Sit and Top / Top Croll combination except that if you bought the separate components then the top part was missing the rear dorsal attachment, now if you buy the ‘Bod’ version you get a one-piece harness (you cannot separate the sit harness from the top) with the webbing from the top element of the harness forming an X on the back of the user and being interlinking with the leg loops (it slides freely through the waistbelt webbing and is designed to ensure the user is in a better position when suspended from either the sternal or dorsal attachment point).

One other important change to be aware of is that the Avao Bod Croll Fast sizing is different to the Navaho Bod (and the Avao Bod and Bod Fast for that matter). There are now a size 0 and a size 1, size 0 is for a small adult (waist 23.6 – 35 inch / height 160-180cm – also consider wearing the harness with winter clothing or overalls), size 1 is probably best for a normal ‘frame’ (waist 27 – 43 inch / height 165-185cm).

For full details on each harness are available on the Abaris website (also see the downloads section tab for the user instructions)

New Petzl Products Information and Expected Availability Dates

Following the release of the new Petzl Airline Throwline and Jet Throwbags for arborists, the new version of the e+LITE Emergency Light and the following Petzl torches for sports customers…
New colours for the Petzl Tikka XP 2 – Black and Orange (replacing the Graphite and Iris)
New colours for the Petzl Tikka Plus 2 – Grey and Red (replacing the Mystic Grey and Pistachio)
New colours for the Petzl Zipka Plus 2 – Grey and Red (replacing the Mystic Grey and Pistachio)
New colour for the Petzl Tikka 2 – Grey, Blue and Violet (replacing the Storm Grey and Tropical Blue)
New colour for the Petzl Zipka 2 – Grey and Blue (replacing the Storm Grey and Tropical Blue)

…coming from Petzl early this year are the following items:

For industrial customers – Due Mid January:

Petzl Avao Bod Fast Harness

Petzl Avao Bod Harness

Petzl Avao Sit Fast Harness

Petzl Avao Sit Harness (also available in all black)

New version of Petzl Top Chest Harness (also available in all black)

New version of Petzl Secur Chest Strap

CIP Waistbelt for firefighers

Kano Tactical Belt

New version of the Petzl Nest Stretcher

Petzl Stef Lifting Straps for the Petzl Nest Stretcher

New version of the Petzl Vizir Visor for the Petzl Vertex or Petzl Alveo helmet range

New version of Petzl Spirit Curved Karabiner

New version of Petzl Croll

New version of Petzl Pantin Foot Ascenders

New version of Petzl Footape

New version of Petzl Footpro

New version of Petzl Basic

New version of Petzl Express Quickdraws

Petzl Tool Bags

Due early February:

Petzl ZigZag Mechanical Prussik

Due early March: –

Petzl Avao Bod Croll Fast Harness

New version of the Petzl Top Croll Chest Harness

Petzl Ultra Vario Headtorch

Petzl Ultra Vario Belt Headtorch

Due early April:

Petzl Vizen Full Face Protective Visor for the Petzl Vertex or Petzl Alveo helmet range

 

For sports customers – Due Mid January:

Petzl Sirocco Climbing and Mountaineering Helmet

New version of Petzl Spirit Curved Karabiner

New version of Petzl Croll

New version of Petzl Pantin Foot Ascenders

New version of Petzl Footape

New version of Petzl Footpro

New version of Petzl Basic

New version of Petzl Express Quickdraws

Due early March:

Petzl Ultra Vario Headtorch

Petzl Ultra Vario Belt Headtorch

Petzl Trios Caving Helmet with Ultra Vario Headtorch

A complete guide to the new Petzl Avao Harness range

Due out early in 2013 the Avao harnesses will be phased in to replace the Petzl Navaho harnesses which have proved so popular for Rope Access and Rope Rescue. Whilst looking similar to the Navaho harnesses, the Avao harnesses have some great design changes.

The full Petzl Avao range includes the following:

Petzl Avao Bod Croll Fast – C71CFA0 / C71CFA1
Petzl Avao Bod Fast – C71AFA1 / C71AFA2
Petzl Avao Bod – C71AAA1 / C71AAA2
Petzl Avao Sit Fast – C79AFA0 / C79AFA1 / C79AFA2
Petzl Avao Sit – C79AAA1 / C79AAA2
Petzl Avao Sit Black- C79AAN1 / C79AAN2
Petzl Top Croll – C81CAA
Petzl Top – C81AAA
Petzl Top Black – C81AAN

Petzl Avao Range Of Harnesses

What’s new / different from the Navaho:

– The AVAO Bod Croll Fast, Avao Bod Fast and Avao Bod have a redesigned chest (top) section that is X-shaped at the rear and the this section is linked through to the leg loops so that if the user is suspended from the dorsal attachment point then the pressures are cleverly distributed through to the padded leg loops and not directly to the waist belt as was the case with the Navaho
– The top section also has a ‘double yolk’ (an inner and and an outer section) with the inner yolk staying flusher to the user if in suspension from the rear (dorsal) attachment point

Petzl Avao Bod Harness Dorsal Attachment Point Suspension

– Deeper waistbelts offering more padding and support
– Bigger leg loops with more padding
– Neoprene ‘keeper’ for any excess leg loop tape (the AVAO harnesses are aimed to fit a wider size of thigh / waist / height)
– Finger and thumb ‘fast’ buckle release (rather than single finger) which is easier to unclip when wearing gloves
– All the various versions of the Avao harnesses have elasticated rear leg strap retainers (as opposed to the current Bod range which have taped webbing – only the Navaho Sits have elasticated leg strap retainers)
– The side D’s (buckles) ‘flip’ to a ‘store’ position flat with the webbing to help avoid snagging when not in use (rather than sticking out as they currently do)- The Croll on the Avao Bod Croll Fast and Top Croll incorporates the new Croll (due for release in January) which is smaller in design to the old Croll

Sizing:

Avao Harness Size Chart
Avao Harness Size Chart

Images and full information can be found on our website by clicking here.

 

New harness range from Petzl – Petzl AVAO Harnesses

Following on from our earlier blog article http://www.abaris.co.uk/blog/news/a-sneak-preview-of-some-of-the-new-petzl-products-for-2013/ giving you a sneak peek at what is in the pipeline from Petzl for 2013, we can now announce the big news that Petzl are bringing out a new range of harnesses to replace the currect Petzl Navaho range.

The Petzl AVAO harness range is planned for release into UK in early 2013 and comprises a similar range of harnesses to the Petzl Navaho range (with or without the integrated Croll, normal or ‘fast’ buckles, various sizes and black options in some of the range). The new harnesses come with deeper waistbelts offering more padding and support, bigger leg loops with more padding and a neoprene ‘keeper’ for any excess leg loop tape (the AVAO harnesses are aimed to fit a wider size of thigh / waist / height). The sit element of the harnesses have 6 gear loops and have redesigned smoother action buckles (easier to adjust and also a thumb and forefinger release as opposed to the single central one finger button). All the various versions have elasticated rear leg strap retainers (as opposed to the current Bod range which have taped webbing – only the Navaho Sits have elasticated leg strap retainers). The side D’s (buckles) ‘flip’ to a ‘store’ position flat with the webbing (rather than sticking out as they currently do). The Croll on the Croll Fast and Top Croll is based on the new Croll (due for release in January) which is smaller in design to the old Croll. The AVAO harness chest (top) sections have a two tier ‘yolk’ which splits when the harness is suspended from the Dorsal D ring ensuring the ‘under’ or ‘lower level’ yolk stays snug to the body and the Full body AVAOs have a system where the top webbing is interlinked with the leg loop webbing ensuring the leg loops are in a better position for the user if suspended from the rear attachment point (the weight no longer goes solely onto your midriff).

Sizing will be changing too with the AVAO Bod Croll Fast coming in a size 0 and a size 1, the AVAO Bod Fast and AVAO Bod in size 1 or 2,  the AVAO Sit Fast in sizes 0, 1 and 2, the AVAO Sit in a size 1 or 2, the Sit in Black in size 1 or 2. All the seperate AVAO Top harnesses (including the black AVAO Top and the standard colour AVAO Top Croll will be one size and have adjustment buckles on each side and strap retainers to store any excess webbing. They also have a slot for rehydration tubes!). There will no however be a black version equivalent of the Navaho Bod or Navaho Bod Fast (this should not be too much of a problem as the amount of yellow on the new AVAO harness range is very limited – the only option for someone wanting a true all black harness will be to opt for a AVAO Sit Fast in black and a Top in black).

Images and full information can be found on our website by clicking here.

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