The Kootenay HX from SMC is the most advanced Knot Passing Pulley on the market. This is an entirely new and more compact design and lives up to its 'HX' (High Strength) name as the lightest, strongest, most efficient, and durable pulley of its kind available. Sealed ball bearings provide optimal efficiency and help to reduce the performance-robbing resistance that is inherent in most multiple component systems. Adding to its versatility, the Kootenay HX may also serve as an edge roller for rope protection.
SMC originally designed the FLEX for the demanding Technical Fire Rescue market as a canvas replacement. Soon after using the FLEX, we realized it is much more than the ultimate in configurable rope management and protection. In fact, the FLEX is FLEXible in its uses - the only limitation is your imagination. Use a stand-alone FLEX or connect multiple FLEX pads with the FLEX CLIPS to help solve everyday problems.
This carabiner sets the standard in climbing, mountaineering and rescue applications. Extremely lightweight, it offers high strength and a large gate opening for functional versatility. The locking sleeve engages the gate rather than the frame to prevent jamming.
In recognition of the unique requirements found in Swift Water Rescue, this aluminum pulley features a series of holes in the side plates to help to minimize any hydroplaning.