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Black Diamond - Single Portaledge

Black Diamond Single Portaledge

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$487.46 Original price:$649.95
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    Tech Specs

    420D ripstop nylon, 6061 T-6 aluminum
    84 x 31.5 in
    Bed Tensioners:
    4 pull straps
    Leveling System:
    6-point buckle system
    Claimed Weight:
    14lb 15oz
    Recommended Use:
    Solo and three-person aid climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty:
    1 year

    Single Portaledge

    The Black Diamond Single Portaledge provides a comfortable sleep for solo big wall climbers and the third members of three-person climbing teams. Its incredibly strong and easily adjustable single-point suspension system allows fast setup and excellent stability. The Single Portaledge's bed-tensioning system prevents sag, and the middle drain keeps any water from collecting during a storm. Pull this 13lb 8oz Black Diamond ledge out of its included haul sack, set it up, and settle in for a well-deserved sleep after a hard day of aid climbing.

    • Strong and reliable single-point suspension sleeping system
    • Ripstop fabric holds up to the rigors of sleeping on the wall
    • Double-butted aluminum alloy frame is durable and lightweight
    • Six-point buckle system allows quick and easy leveling
    • Four pull straps easily tighten floor for a comfortable surface

    Now we're swingin!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Alright! I think this might be the first legit review of one of these things, because honestly, before purchasing, it is next to impossible to find any write up on the Single Portaledge.. so let's get into this thing! I'm extremely new to Portaledges, and I'm not using it on the side of a mountain, which I realize it isn't purpose, but all I've got is oak trees here, so they'll have to make do.

    This thing is a warrior! The design is incredible, and the materials are extremely solid, it's definitely worth the pretty penny you pay for it. However, there are a few tiny draw backs that I didn't realize before I picked this bad boy up. First, it's a challenge to carry this thing into the woods. It's heavy, and isn't tiny in the least. However, and I get it, it's meant to be hauled up a wall, assembled in mid air (which I can't even wrap my brain around how that would work), and slammed against a rock wall for support. I'll tell you what though, there's nothing more refreshing than swinging in the breeze from a solid limb in this thing.

    As far as construction goes, it's completely worth it. If you're taking the tree camping route like I am, it's way better than relying on a hammock when you're 40ft up. I can definitely see why big wall climbers are all about these portaledges. Also, the single portaledge, I'd compare it to a one man tent.. there's zero room, I can see why most will spring for the double, but I'm completely satisfied with the single!

    Now we're swingin!