Petzl hails from France and has won dozens of awards for their signature headlamps. But it's their extensive range of specialized climbing and rescue gear, both recreational and industrial that is the core of their business. Their climbing ropes, helmets and climbing harnesses build on the fame of their metal hardware:
Ascenders, Descenders, Pulleys,
Slings & Runners.
VPO Staff recommendations: GRIGRI 2 and the rechargeable NAO headlamp.