Weight: 670 g
Rescue Sled XP
A multi-purpose rescue tarp for mountain guides, ski guides, professional skiers and backcountry adventurers. Tested in conjunction with the New Zealand Mountain Guides Association.
A combination of SIL nylon (on the sides) and coated X-Pac composite fabric (for the base) have been used to create a waterproof, durable and versatile piece of mountain equipment. Careful attention has been given to every detail, to ensure the tarp is lightweight (so you actually take it on your trip!) without compromising strength.
Multiple uses include: rescue sled, 4-5 bothy bag, 2 person bivvy bag, classic tarp, ground sheet.
Sled strapping kits are sold separately - if you are travelling in glaciated terrain or with a rope, you can opt to use your own cords and rope instead.
Tarp loops can be added using your own cord via the reinforced eyelets around the perimeter of the tarp - this saves weight and bulk.
Please note that this product has recently undergone some changes/improvements, so may be different to the versions sold previously.
X-Pac™ laminated ripstop fabric
X-Pac™ laminated, waterproof, tear-resistant fabric is ideal for reinforcement of high-load areas. The combination of X-Pac™ Ripstop Polyester, Hydro State waterproof construction technology, and ripstop nylon fabric face provides an ideal balance of weight and durability.
It is our fabric of choice for the base of the Rescue Sled XP.
Silicone/polyurethane double coated ripstop nylon (SIL nylon) is non-breathable, lightweight and durable with some of the best waterproof/windproof performance on the market.
It is our fabric of choice for the sides of the Rescue Sled XP.
Structural webbing net
Haul lines, tie-in points and hand loops provide a structural, secure and independent 'net' around the patient, with extra reinforcement positioned underneath the torso. This enables the sled to be dragged in all directions and lifted securely (note that independent rigging and attachment to a rated climbing harness is required). The tie-in points are colour coded for ease of use.
Bar-tacked loops hold skis in position underneath the patient - simply thread the ski tips and tails through the webbing loops.
The tarp has been sewn in a way which allows it to be rolled up to secure a patient, folded lengthwise for use as a 2 person top + tail bivvy bag, or folded widthwise for use as a 4-5 person bothy bag. Heavy-duty snap fasteners prevent the sides from coming undone in the wind.
Tarp loop attachment
Hypalon® patch reinforced eyelets around the perimeter of the tarp allow for adding tarp loops for classic shelter use or as a ground sheet. Using cord for strapping allows you to repurpose the cord as tarp loops while reducing weight and bulk.