Yates Uniform Rappel Belt

Suitable for Emergency Rappels

The Yates Uniform Rappel Belt has become standard equipment for SAR teams, firefighters, and SWAT officers in the USA.  This lightweight uniform rappel belt can be used for emergency rappels and belays, but is not intended to replace a harness.  The Uniform Rappel Belt has a unique custom “Cam Lock” waist buckle system that allows for quick adjustment while eliminating slippage problems.

Other features of the Yates Uniform Rappel Belt include:-
  • regular size fits waist size from 61cm up to 106cm
  • The front V-Ring, used for a main attachment point, has a proof-load strength of 11.1kN and breaking strength of 22.2kN
  • the webbing has been made slightly stiffer to facilitate attaching radios and equipment pouches

    Please note that this belt is not intended as a substitute for a harness.


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Meets “TESTING STANDARDS” for NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) Standard for Fire Service Life Safety Rope and System Components. (1983/1995 Edition) for Class 1 Emergency Escape Belts.

Technical Specifications
Material:   44mm. 31.1kN (7000 lbf) webbing
Strength:   17.7kN (4000 lbf)