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RIDER 3.0 Klettersteigset


Award   GOLD WINNER 2017
Category   Climbing equipment
Company   SKYLOTEC GmbH

The RIDER 3.0 is the safest via ferrata set on the market. In the event of a fall, the free-running ascender brakes automatically, preventing a fall to the next anchor point. Example: Climb above an anchor point by the length of a via ferrata set arm (1.20 m), fall distance = 2 x arm length, plus distance between the 2 anchor points (ca. 5 m), i.e. up to 7.40 m, plus up to a further 2.20 m of tape energy absorber braking length. In extreme cases, this could give a fall distance of 9.60 m. The RIDER 3.0 minimizes fall distance to just 2.40 m plus energy absorber braking length (120 kg=1.40 m, 40 kg=55 cm). Worst-case scenario: 3.80 m, instead of 6 m with a conventional via ferrata set.

Outstanding in the following evaluation criteria

  • Degree of innovation
  • Functionality
  • Design

Jury Statement

We feel that the Rider 3.0 represents an important step forward in via ferrata safety. The free-running ascender brakes automatically in the event of a fall. This significantly reduces the fall distance which helps prevent injuries. It also allows the user to rest anywhere.