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Petzl ZigZag/Zillon: this is not a recall.

Richard Tregoweth, Monday, November 15, 2021

If you thought the ZigZag/Zillon 'Request for Inspection' notice (NOTE: THIS IS NOT A RECALL) issued by Petzl in late August 2021 would kill the sale of these mechanical devices, ..

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COVID-19 Alert Level 3 UPDATE

Richard Tregoweth, Sunday, February 14, 2021

Damn it. We are back to the start (almost)! And back to phone and web orders only.

Treetools Trade Shop in East Tamaki is closed until further notice, effective Monday 15 February. This time around, we can offer contactless 'pick-up' from Treetools warehouse inwards goods area for urgent gear requirements - ..

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2020 Christmas/New Year Hours

Richard Tregoweth, Monday, December 21, 2020

2020 - it's a wrap. I won't mention the words unprecedented or pivot; let's say we are looking forward to 2021.

The Treetools team will close up shop at noon on Wednesday, December 23 and not return to work until Monday, January 11 2021.

Thanks for your support during 2020. ..

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Alert Level 2 for Treetools customers

Richard Tregoweth, Sunday, May 17, 2020

We do not know what to expect when we open Treetools doors to everyone after 8-weeks of closure. Alert Level 2 offers greater freedom on the one hand and more restrictions on the other.

We cannot keep customers 2-meters apart in-store, so as per Ministry of Health Guidelines, everyone entering ..

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Alert Level 3 for Treetools customers

Richard Tregoweth, Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Treetools can safely pick, pack and dispatch web and phone orders under the provisions of COVID-19 Alert Level 3, effective from Tuesday, 28 April 2020. The Trade Shop remains closed to all retail traffic until further notice. To alleviate embarrassment, please do not arrive on the site and ask us ..

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Notch Pro Access, made for arborists

Richard Tregoweth, Sunday, April 19, 2020

Treetools does not usually republish 'retailer' videos via this channel. Still, Nick Bonner does such an excellent job in explaining the features and benefits of the new Notch Pro Access bag we could ..

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Hand ascenders as a primary anchor - NO!

Richard Tregoweth, Saturday, April 28, 2018

The body of evidence against the use of a toothed-cam hand ascender, single or double, configured as the primary anchor point in a climbing system is well recorded.

The aggressive teeth on the cam of these devices begin to strip the ..

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Disruption to order delivery expected

Richard Tregoweth, Saturday, April 14, 2018

When Treetools started in a garage ten years ago, we had no idea the business would expand to the size we are now. Even our move to the East Tamaki warehouse in 2011 has not satisfied the demand for space.

Due to this growth, Treetools are adding a mezzanine floor ..

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Improved heel-lock lacing system

Richard Tregoweth, Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Boot manufacturers often change the location of the heel-lock on boots in the search for the optimal position.

The heel-lock helps keep your heel from sliding up and down and the rest of your foot from sliding back and forth in your boot causing discomfort.

In some cases, you might have ..

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Akimbo abseil, tested to the max!

Richard Tregoweth, Tuesday, June 20, 2017


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