Christmas gifts from EDELRID Gear News

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With Christmas fast approaching it's time to start thinking about what gifts you may want to buy the climber in your life. Unfortunately, you can't buy what every climber really wants....decent conditions. So, we thought we'd suggest the next best thing.

Check out the article below for some gift ideas from EDELRID. If you're not a fan of what we've suggested you can't go wrong with Quality Street (*Other brands of chocolate are available).



Firstly we have the Swift Protect Pro Dry which represents a huge step forward in climbing rope innovation and safety. The sheath is woven with Aramid which massively increases the durability, giving this 8.9mm rope the same cut resuistance as a beefy 10mm sport climbing rope. It's almost as tough as the Christmas turkey, which to be fair is pretty impressive!

These features make the Swift the ideal choice for everything from sharp gritstone aretes to alpine north faces.

  • Thermo Shield treatment for perfect handling
  • Durably water repellent and dirt resistant thanks to the Pro Dry finish
  • Water absorption less than 2% acc. to the UIAA Water Repellent Test
  • 3D lap coiling enables instant use without tangles
  • Certified as a single, half, and twin rope



EDELRID's best selling harnesses! 

The Jay (Male proportion) and Jayne (Female proportion) are ideal for everything from routes in the climbing gym, Scottish winter, multi-pitch summer trad climbing or abseiling down chimneys.

The sliding sleeve construction and fully adjustable waist and leg loops ensures great adjustability and wear comfort. Whilst the multitude of colour options ensures there is something for everyone! 

  • Adjustable leg loops for optimum fit and full flexibility
  • Small pouch on harness to accommodate an RFID tag
  • Moveable foam waist padding allows the tie-in point and the four fixed gear loops to be centered and aligned
  • Slide Block buckles for a comfortable and secure harness fit
  • 4 symmetrical gear loops, 2 attachment options for ice screw clips, and a chalk bag loop
  • Made of bluesign®-certified materials


The Giga Jul combines all the advantages of our best-selling Mega Jul with those of a standard tuber.

This is achieved by the Giga Jul having two functions. The assisted braking function is ideal for giving you extra security when belaying a leader. Whilst the tuber function is the go to for abseiling or bringing up your second on single or multipitch traditional routes. If these don't tickle your fancy it also works very well as a bottle opener. Yes, I've tried!

  • Additional eyelet for simply unlocking the device in second mode using a carabiner
  • Giga Jul paired with Strike Screw
  • Intelligent hybrid design: body made of ultra-light aluminum, areas susceptible to abrasion made of robust stainless steel
  • Rope can be paid out faster in assisted braking guide mode by holding the device in the "open" position with the thumb
  • Suitable for ropes with a diameter of 7.8 to 10.0 mm


Large spacious chalk bag with zipped pocket and brush holders. Thanks to the flat bottom it is able to stand on it's own.

I was going to write some more about this but its a chalk bag and we've all seen them before...basically its a good boulder bucket in some swanky colours. I reckon you should get one!

  • Various brush holders
  • Made of bluesign®-certified materials
  • 100% dustproof roll closure
  • Zipped pocket with key clip for a cell phone and accessories
  • Large mesh bag
  • Carrying handle

Hopefully this has given you some inspiration for a few Christmas gifts for the climber or climbers in your life.

Lastly, I'd like to wish you all Merry Christmas from everyone at EDELRID UK. Happy Climbing ya' filthy animals!

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