Last Friday there was the ceremony from the German Design Council. The SKYLOTEC team has been awarded for technology and design of the Pinchlock II.
The award is a great pleasure for all of us.
Günter Almberger, Product Manager Mountain Sports is very excited about the award:
"Winning the German Design Award is a great reward for the whole SKYLOTEC team behind this product. This means a very nice recognition for the hard work of the recent years. Special thanks to “Riskprotect” with Ulrich Schwingshackl and Lukas Jungmann. They are not just ideas provider, design office and service providers, no, they are guys, who get emotions and passion in the form of design and function perfectly into the product.
For the brand SKYLOTEC this award represents another successful step in the range of products it gives us an additional incentive for further product innovations. I wish a good and safe time in the mountains and while climbing, as well as a lot of joy, fun and great experiences with the products from SKYLOTEC.
Because ... "We are allowed going climbing and mountaineering, we don't have to!"
Here is the jury’s statement.
The PinchLock II is a remarkable carabiner innovation from Skylotec. Certified according to EN 12275, EN 362 and UIAA 121, it is equally suited to use in both sport and industry. The technology and design have been entirely reviewed and redesigned, with the innovative safety closure a particularly notable feature. It can only be opened by squeezing on both the side platelets at the same time, and thus guarantees maximum safety and straightforward handling regardless of the situation. Both technically and aesthetically a very slickly realised product.