Petzl Hirundos Harness and Cirro Crashpad Given Climbing’s Editors’ Choice Awards


Salt Lake City, UT (April 2, 2015) —Petzl is thrilled to receive Climbing’s “2015 Editors’ Choice Award” for both their Hirundos harness and Cirro crashpad. On stands now, Climbing’s April issue features awards for the most esteemed climbing gear for spring 2015.

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Petzl re-designed their Hirundos harness to be one of the most supple, comfortable, and lightweight sport and alpine climbing harnesses. The clean design is made possible by Petzl’s FUSEFRAME technology, which produces a slim profile with tons of comfort. The Hirundos uses Bluesign certified fabrics to reduce the environmental impacts of manufacturing.


“We at Petzl are very pleased to receive this recognition from Climbing. Each year Climbing’s editorial staff reviews hundreds of products from dozens of manufacturers. To be selected from among such competition is an honor, especially for both an updated line and a brand new product,” says Dave Hugar, Petzl America’s Marketing Director. “Every product Petzl releases is the result of cumulative decades of effort by our research and development team to create a product that not only works, but also meets our own internal standards of quality, durability, and excellence.”

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The Cirro crashpad is part of Petzl’s entrance into the crashpad market and utilizes a one-piece hingeless design. With thoughtful features for the modern boulderer, the Cirro uses a triple-layer foam assembly specifically developed by Petzl for better protection. The adjustable shoulder and waist straps, as well as the zippered closure system bring a new level of practicality and comfort to the crashpad market.

Petzl is extremely proud of its new offerings for climbers in 2015, especially its redesigned Hirundos harness and Cirro crashpad. Receiving recognition from the edtiors at Climbing strengthens the company’s resolve to create the best equipment for the vertical world. 

­­­­About Petzl

For over 40 years, Petzl has developed innovative tools and techniques used by those who work and play in the vertical world. Today, the Petzl brand is closely associated with adventure, exploration, rescue, and many notable exploits in the worlds of rock climbing, caving, and alpinism. In the professional market, Petzl is a world leader in work at height, fire and rescue, and tactical equipment and techniques. A family-owned business, Petzl is committed not only to quality and innovation, but also to giving back to the communities that have made us so successful. For more information, visit