2018 D4 Portaledges now available for Pre-Order
Dear D4 Portaledge Supporters:
Wow! We reached our kickstarter goal for the D4 Portaledge in less than 3 days! We are feeling very excited about seeing the D4 out in the climbing world!
I want to thank all of our supporters and so many others for their encouraging words! We have been inspired and grateful for the amazing response!
2018 OFFER--please share!
Due to the fantastic support, we are offering the first 20 ledges 2018 ledges at a 10% discount, so you can order them for your 2018 big wall season through our Kickstarter for $1080, $120 off the normal retail. Note that these come with fly, fly-pole, and haulsack, the complete set-up for all your vertical adventures. Please let your friends know about this offer, the D4 Portaledge is sure to be in high demand in the coming years, and we will certainly be building them first to our initial Kickstarter supporters before they would be available in shops.
Please share this Link: D4 Portaledge Kickstarter 2018
We are continuing to refine the product and send our first prototypes to key product testers. Because of our confidence that the structural strength of the D4 surpasses all other designs, we have outfitted Steve and Jen of TheTreeProjects.com with Prototype #2 to be used this weekend in some of Tasmania's tallest trees, and in the coming months for their amazing work in raising awareness of the unique values of the world's trees. Tree set-ups are one of the most severe loading situations for a portaledge due to the fact that the load is carried fully by the middle of the ledge. The D4 is built strong and light for every loading situation, and we look forward to hearing of the increased mobility (packs small for moving up the tree) and comfort with the D4 ledge from our tree testers.
Jen and Steve from The Tree Projects trying out their new ledge.
John has been refining the design of the D4 haulsack, which is getting rave reviews on many Facebook and Supertopo conversations. This design simplifies the setup and packing up of the portaledge, something every climber has previously struggled with at one time or another. Every version gets a little better!
John working on the third version of the D4 Haulsack System.
Barry has put the finishing touches on the new top vent system, and this first one is being sent to Marek Reganowicz who is now in Clyde River, so he can test out our new material revisions. For Marek's first wall in Baffin Island, he will be climbing with a D4 ledge and our original chosen fly material, but since then we have chosen a superior fly material, so we look forward to his comparative review and feedback for his second wall project up in the Canadian Arctic.
Barry dancing with his latest fly.
Frame production for the prototypes goes well, and even here, we are continually creating even stronger and better ways to create the best product for our upcoming Kickstarter batch.
Tubing for Proto#3 ready for bends and assembly.
Thank you again so much for your support. John will be climbing with the D4 portaledge in the next week or two, so please check the Facebook page for updates, where he hopes to post Instagram/Facebook pictures from the field.
The D4 Portaledge Team.