I had never really appreciated what a tree surgeon did until we moved into a property with a 150 year old English Oak stretching over it, before the job title would just conjure up images of a guy in scrubs hanging off a branch shouting “Scalpel! Stat!”, turns out these hard workers are actually called arborists and the work is both highly skilled and dangerous.
It goes without saying that this kind of specialist work needs specialist equipment and the treeMOTION evo harness from Teufelberger is one of the leaders in this field. Teufelberger’s top climbing harness features new multiple bridge variations changed out as required, as well as the usual comfort and safety this company is known for.
There is a new exchangeable double rope or simple webbing bridge, new forward D rings (European Pat App 3 332 840), Cobra buckles, webbing organiser, multi-coloured bridges for more safety and reduced pressure points thanks to the multi-layer webbing layout. Featuring knotted rope bridge, stitched rope bridge and webbing bridge, it is quick and easy to switch between the knotted and stitched bridge, the multiple options have approved/certified bridge attachment hardware.
The anodised and stronger Cobra buckles have protection against sawdust, individual gear loops, whilst the different bridges options have different knotted rope bridge (125cm and 180cm), stitched rope bridge (40cm, 45cm and 50cm) and webbing bridge (40cm, 45cm and 50cm). The treeMOTION evo is highly comfortable with an ergonomic design, replaceable back padding, improved distribution of loads whilst allowing for a wide range of natural movements when working.
All the materials used are high quality, made from a combination of textiles and plastic for ultimate strength and durability. To increase service life the rope bridges, hip-leg connection, back padding, left and right leg loops, leg padding and gear loops can all be exchanged if there are signs of wear, it is also compatible with the treeMOTION evo shoulder strap. The treeMOTION Evo is a little bit of an investment but we believe the comfort and performance justifies the price, sometimes you simply get exactly what you pay for. RRP £399
- Exchangeable double rope or simple webbing bridge
- Very comfortable
- Webbing organizer
- Replaceable components
- Anodised, sawdust protected Cobra Buckles
- With protection against sawdust