The DownSafe Emergeny Descender lowers you at a controlled rate, hands-free and automatically, if you fall from your treestand. Your descent begins immediately after you fall, so that you don’t end up hanging in the harness, where you could suffer suspension trauma from iterrupted blood flow.
The safety harness leg straps can interrupt blood circulation from your legs when you “just hang there” in the harness. The deadly condition which can result is called suspension trauma, and it can begin very soon after a fall. To minimize the chances of serious injury or death, you need to get back down to the ground as safely and as soon as possible. The DownSafe Descender automatically begins lowering you as soon as you fall, to provide you with a quick and easy rescue from the harness.
The DownSafe Emergency Descender is easy to use with your existing standard fall-arresting safety harness. Just attach the tree strap (which is included) to the tree, up to 30 feet high. Quick-connect the Descender to the tree strap, then connect your harness tether to the descender using your carabiner (not included).
After a single use following a fall, you can return the unit to us for refurbishing and re-packing for a modest fee (see price list).
A standard fall-arresting safety harness is essential gear for treestand hunters, and you should ALWAYS WEAR YOUR HARNESS. But your harness by itself is not enough! Get down safe and easy if you fall, with the DownSafe Emergency Descender.