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Lightweight Functional Climbing Harnesses

The Petzl Sitta Harness Uses Wireframe Technology

— April 27, 2017 — Lifestyle
In technical rock climbing, every ounce is essential, and the Petzl Sitta climbing harness is designed with that precept at the fore. The lightweight, functional climbing harness uses Petzl's own Wireframe Technology to ensure as minimal a design as possible while still being sturdy, safe, and comfortable.

The Wireframe Technology features a patented material caled Spectra. This material provides "optimal load distribution without the use of foam," according to Petzl's website. Spectra strands are located in the waistbelt and along the leg loops of the harness, and they contribute to its impressively low weight (270 grams for the small and medium harnesses, 300 grams for the large harness.)

Further, the Petzl Sitta is designed without any through stitching, which in turn eliminates chafing points and gives a greater range of motion.
Trend Themes
1. Lightweight Climbing Gear - Opportunity for companies to develop innovative climbing gear that uses materials to create weightless design.
2. Wireframe Technology - Opportunity for companies to explore the use of Spectra material to offer optimal load distribution without foam and remove chafing points.
3. Stitchless Design - Opportunity for companies to develop products that minimize through-stitching for reduced chafing and more range of motion.
Industry Implications
1. Outdoor Sports & Recreation - Industry players can leverage lightweight and functional gear to cater to hardcore rock climbers and adventure enthusiasts.
2. Technical Equipment Manufacturing - Companies can use wireframe technology to manufacture technical equipment for industries that require minimal, lightweight designs.
3. Textile Industry - Opportunity to use Spectra material in the textile industry for manufacturing lightweight, high-performance clothing and equipment.
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