GME Supply's Top 10 Gear Items of 2019

As we wrap up 2019 and look ahead to not only a new year but a new decade, we wanted to take a moment to recognize some of the best gear of 2019. We carefully curated the following list based on what was most popular amongst our customers or gear we just think is downright awesome and everyone should know about. So, without further ado, lets jump right into the top 10 best gear of 2019

DBI Sala Suspension Trauma Safety Straps | Shop Now


 

Coming in at # 10 is Suspension Trauma Safety Straps from DBI Sala. They’re easy to install on any harness, relatively cheap, and might just save your life one day. Suspension Trauma, or Orthostatic Shock, is a life-threatening hazard that’s often overlooked. If a safety harness is a part of your daily uniform, there’s no reason you shouldn’t have some of these bad boys attached to it.

 

Competent Climber // Competent Rescuer Course | Shop Now


 

While # 9 isn’t exactly a tangible item, it’s nonetheless something that nobody should be climbing a tower without, and that’s Competent Climber and Competent Rescuer Training from Safety LMS. This three-day course gives you one full day of classroom training and two days of Practical training on the tower with some of the best instructors in the industry. After this course, you’ll have the knowledge, experience, and most importantly certification to call yourself a competent climber.

 

 

Rock Exotica Omni-Block 4.5 Inch Rigging Pulley / Material Handling Block | Shop Now


 

# 8 on our list goes to the Rock Exotica Omni-Block 4.5 Inch Rigging Pulley / Material Handling Block. This game-changing block is the largest, most efficient block from Rock Exotica. This big brother to the MHP55 was designed for 3,000 Pound Capstan Hoists and can handle ¾” load line. Have full confidence in your lifts with the MHP58.

 

Ty-Flot Quick-Switch Starter Kit 2 | Shop Now 


 

At # 7 the Tyflot Quick Switch Starter Kit 2 is something no climber should be without. This year we saw an industry-wide emphasis on tool tethering, and we think the quick switch is one of the most innovative solutions to come from that. You can easily swap tools from a bolt bag or between workers while keeping it 100% tied off with its unique docking system.

 

Kenwood NX-P500 2-Watt Dual-Mode Two-Way Radio | Shop Now


 

At # 6 we chose the Kenwood NX-P500 Two Way Radio. Communication on the Jobsite is paramount. And, with a ton of power packed into such a small waterproof radio, the NX-P500 secures our pick as the best two-way radio of 2019. Plus, Kenwood has tons of accessories for this radio to provide you with convenient communication anywhere.

 

Petzl Jag System Haul Kit | Shop Now


 

# 5 is the Petzl JAG Haul Kit. A rescue system is an absolute must on a tower site, so why not have the smallest, lightest, and quickest to deploy. The JAG has all the little bells and whistles to create an incredibly intuitive haul system.

DBI Sala ExoFit Tower Climbing Harness | Shop Now


 

# 4 goes to the DBI Exofit Strata Tower Harness. Those of you in the tower climbing industry are probably no stranger to this harness. Its biggest differentiator is its liftech load distribution system which takes the weight off your shoulders and distributes it down to your hips. Believe us, there is no other tower climbing harness quite like it.

 

AB Chance 3,000 Pound Capstan Kit | Shop Now


 

Coming in at # 3 is the AB Chance 3,000 Pound Capstan Kit. Chances are pretty good that you had to do some kind of heavy lifting over the year. With our selection of capstan kits, we can outfit your crew with everything you need to perform those lifting tasks safely and efficiently.

 

Narda Radman 2XT RF Monitor | Shop Now


 

At #2 we have the newly released Narda Radman 2XT RF Monitor. The Industry finally has a 5G ready RF monitor that won’t cost an arm and a leg. This device features isotropic sensors for both the E and H Fields, meaning it measures both electrical and magnetic radiation omnidirectionally. Not to mention it has the largest frequency range available at this price point that covers all current and planned 5G frequencies.

 

Petzl Vertex Helmet | Shop Now 


 

Taking the cake for the # 1 piece of gear for 2019 is the updated Vertex Helmet from Petzl. They’ve taken the wildly popular original vertex climbing helmet and given it an upgrade with better materials, a more efficient design, and a huge line of compatible accessories. This helmet is available in both vented and non-vented versions.

Honorable Mentions


 

Trying to limit our list to our top 10 items was difficult. So, we decided to make an honorable mention section outlining some more of our favorite items from the year.

  • 3M SecureFit X5000 Series ANSI Safety Helmet | Shop Now
  • Petzl L052CA GRILLON HOOK U Adjustable Positioning Lanyard | Shop Now
  • Petzl I’D Self-Breaking Descender | Shop Now
  • Elk River Raven Tower Harness | Shop Now
  • Harken Industrial Riggers Winch | Shop Now
  • WestFall Pro PSK Kernmantle Rope | Shop Now
  • Build Your Own Tower Climbing Kit | Shop Now
  • Multiwave SmartAligner Antenna Alignment Tool | Shop Now
  • Yates 532 Big Wall Rescue and Safety Ladder | Shop Now

Gear Up with Gear Experts: The Podcast


 

If you haven’t already checked out Gear Up with Gear Experts, our podcast dedicated to at-height, industry, and construction, it is available for download! You can find it on all major podcast listening platforms like Apple PodcastsSpotifyGoogle Play Music, + your favorite podcatcher of choice. And, you can head on over to gearexperts.com to follow us on social media, check out our detailed show notes, and sign up for updates.

 

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