Best Via ferrata set

  • RANGE: This lanyard is for users weighing 88 to 264 pounds.
  • LENGTHS: The retracted length without carabiners is 77 cm,...
  • ADAPTS: Two elasticized arms have long extension capacity to...
  • SAFE: This safety lanyard model meets the strict...
  • DURABLE: Our fall protection kit boasts an ANSI capacity...
  • USER-FRIENDLY DESIGN: As the shock absorption is built...
  • The extremely small shock absorber will hold a factor 2...
  • Elasticated arm for close-to-hand carabiner handling
  • Attach to harness with a girth hitch
  • Stitched shock absorber is lightweight and compact
  • 20 mm webbing lanyards
  • Equipped with Nomad slide-locking carabiners
  • The extremely small shock absorber will hold a factor 2...
  • Elasticated arm for close-to-hand carabiner handling
  • Attach to harness with a girth hitch

Our Top Via ferrata set Pick

PETZL - Scorpio Vertigo, Via Ferrata Lanyard with Vertigo Wire-Lock Carabiners
  • RANGE: This lanyard is for users weighing 88 to 264 pounds.
  • LENGTHS: The retracted length without carabiners is 77 cm, the extended length is 108 cm, and the short arm length is 32 cm.
  • ADAPTS: Two elasticized arms have long extension capacity to adapt to all shapes.
  • COMFORT: Ultracompact absorption-by-tearing system (Petzl patent) and short connection of lanyard to the harness limits interference when walking.
  • DURABLE DESIGN: Zippered protective storage case protects the energy absorber and retractable HDPE (high-density polyethylene) arms and aluminum carabiners are very durable.

Camping & Outdoor: Via ferrata set Video Guide

Via ferrata sets are a life insurance in climbing. In an emergency, they are the most important part of the equipment and catch the climber if he should fall. Accordingly, much importance should be attached to this part of the equipment. Many climbers make individual components of the equipment themselves. This is no problem with chalk bags, for example, and makes it possible to adapt them to one’s own needs and, if the processing is not quite successful, at most the equipment gets dirty. A via ferrata set doesn’t seem much more complicated if you have a certain skill. However, we strongly advise against doing it yourself, as such parts cannot achieve the quality of industrially manufactured, standardized and, above all, extensively tested products.

Since in the worst case a person’s life depends on the quality of a via ferrata set, strict guidelines apply to its manufacture. Since every via ferrata set has to meet certain standards that prove its quality beyond doubt, it does not matter which product you buy. Every via ferrata set officially sold in Germany complies with statutory standards and is therefore of the same quality as other products of the same model. It is more important to pay more attention to the respective model, since via ferrata sets differ slightly in their construction and there are a few different types. The most frequently used and also the best type of via ferrata set corresponds to the Y construction. Such a via ferrata set consists of a loop, a shock absorber and, branching off from this Y-shaped loop, two stretchable legs, each of which has a snap hook at the end. Above all, it is important to create such a via ferrata set without any mistakes so that it can also fully accomplish its task. The strap loop is threaded through one or, if available, both binding loops of the harness at chest height and the entire via ferrata set is threaded through the resulting loop and the resulting loop is carefully tightened. The Y-climbing set is so popular because, on the one hand, no special knot has to be made for fastening and, on the other hand, two snap hooks secure the climber to the rope. When climbing, only one hook is attached to the next anchor point at a time, while the second hangs at the current anchor point for the time being. Thus the climber is secured at all times by at least one karabiner hook on the rope.

In many cases, relatively young children already want to practice climbing. The market also offers a large selection of via ferrata sets for children – all of which are completely unsuitable! Via ferrata sets must comply with a specific standard, namely EN 958, which states the force at which the shock absorber triggers. This force results from the sum of the weight force of the climber and the force from the acceleration in free fall. For a shock absorber to trigger, the sum of the two forces must reach a certain value. The tests to determine this standard and the quality control of all sets of access ladders are carried out with a weight of 80 kg. This poses a serious problem. The lighter a person is, the higher the force from the acceleration must be, so that the total force is sufficient to trigger the shock absorber. As a result, a child must fall much lower for the fall damper to trigger. A deeper fall results in a much higher rate of fall before the child is braked. Directly related to the significantly higher speed is a higher force effect on the child’s body due to the braking effect of the via ferrata set. At the same time the braking distance is shortened as all parts of the climbing equipment, except the shock absorber, are already under tension and cannot contribute to the damping of the fall. This load results in particular in a strong application of force to the arms, legs, back at the level of the attachment of the via ferrata set, and finally to the neck. The resulting injury risks include overstretched limbs, an overloading of the spine, which can lead to paraplegia, or a neck fracture. Therefore, please be expressly warned: There is no via ferrata set for children under 50-60 kg!

TOP 5 Via ferrata set Bestseller

PETZL - Scorpio Vertigo, Via Ferrata Lanyard with Vertigo Wire-Lock Carabiners
  • RANGE: This lanyard is for users weighing 88 to 264 pounds.
  • LENGTHS: The retracted length without carabiners is 77 cm, the extended length is 108 cm, and the short arm length is 32 cm.
  • ADAPTS: Two elasticized arms have long extension capacity to adapt to all shapes.
  • COMFORT: Ultracompact absorption-by-tearing system (Petzl patent) and short connection of lanyard to the harness limits interference when walking.
  • DURABLE DESIGN: Zippered protective storage case protects the energy absorber and retractable HDPE (high-density polyethylene) arms and aluminum carabiners are very durable.
Malta Dynamics 4.5' to 6' Fall Protection Double Leg Stretch Internal Shock Absorbing Lanyard With One Steel Snap Hook and Two Rebar Hooks, OSHA/ANSI Compliant
  • SAFE: This safety lanyard model meets the strict requirements of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI Z359.13-2009 and ANSI A10.32-12). It is also in compliance with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA 1926 Subpart M and OSHA 1910). In addition to meeting these safety requirements, it is also completely ISO 17025 third-party tested as per the protocols set out by ANSI for testing.
  • DURABLE: Our fall protection kit boasts an ANSI capacity range of 130 - 310 pounds, so you concentrate on the job at hand thanks to the one-inch polyester webbing and alloy steel that have been used.
  • USER-FRIENDLY DESIGN: As the shock absorption is built directly into the lanyard, this safety harness kit is really a great lightweight solution. This safety lanyard has been designed so that the risk of tripping or catching on nearby parts of machinery gets minimized. This makes it a must-have item if you are working on construction or industrial sites.
Petzl Via Ferrata Vertigo Kit - 1
  • Complete kit, designed for via ferrata
  • SCORPIO VERTIGO lanyard for via ferrata: for users weighing 40 to 120 kg, lightweight and comfortable with two elasticized arms and a short arm
  • Corax adjustable harness: DoubleBack buckles on waistbelt and leg loops allow the harness to be easily adjusted
  • Rugged and versatile Boreo helmet
C.A.M.P. Kinetic Via Ferrata Set-One Size
  • Stitched shock absorber is lightweight and compact
  • 20 mm webbing lanyards
  • Equipped with Nomad slide-locking carabiners
  • Durable webbing twist ring keeps the lanyards in their proper orientation
  • In compliance with safety requirements fixed by the new review of the EN 958 standard and available for sale