8.9mm Swift Eco 30m 2xDry
The world’s first ever PFC-free rope that meets the UIAA Water Repellent standard. Made from high-quality recycled yarns left over from our production. Each batch is unique. Ropes don’t get eco-friendlier than this.
- Thermo Shield treatment for perfect handling
- Not suitable for working routes or top roping
- Water absorption less than 2% as per UIAA Water Repellent Test
- 3D lap coiled so you can use it straight away, without kinking and tangling
|Weight|| 52.0 g/m|
3.439 lbs / 1560 g
|Diameter (millimeters)||8.9 mm|
|Length (meters)||30 m|
|UIAA Falls (Single / Half / Twin)||5 falls / 22 falls / 22 falls|
|Dynamic Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||33.0 % / 30.0 % / 28.0 %|
|Static Elongation (Single / Half / Twin)||9.0 % / 8.6 % / 5.3 %|
|Impact Force (Single / Half / Twin)||8.80 kN / 6.70 kN / 10.40 kN|
|Dry Treatment||Sheath & Core|
|Sheath Proportion (%)||34.0 %|
|Sheath Slippage (mm)||0 mm|
|Type of Middle Mark||None|
|Rope End Marker||None|
If I was heading somewhere like Kalymnos or Chulilla, where the routes are long and the focus would be on onsights and quick redpoints, then the Swift would undoubtedly be the only rope I'd take with me. In the Alps its weight, combined with its gold star 'Pro Dry' treatment, make it an ideal choice for everything from glacier travel to north faces. Durability-wise it belies its diameter by packing a serious punch, with a solid structure and an impressively robust feel. Finally, we can't understate what Edelrid have aimed to achieve environmentally with the Swift, and we really applaud the effort they've made to reduce their impact.
It’s strengths just like the standard Swift are in trad and winter/alpine use. Used as a double you get an extra margin of security and the versatility to use as a single on less technical routes. In winter and the Alps I can see me using it as a single for simplicity and light weight and perhaps pairing it with a tag line or a super light double/twin like the Skimmer we reviewed last year. Bear in mind that you would need to rig the Skimmer as a pull line rather than as a conventional double when abseiling as the differing diameters going through your ab device could have dangerous consequences! So far the Swift Eco Dry has proved equal to the conventional Swift. It seems likely that the Eco Dry treatment will not prove as durable as the original Pro Dry and the crux will be how much less durable it is, something that will probably take a good 12 months to assess so we will update this page accordingly. However a slightly less durable dry treatment will be a worthwhile trade-off for less environmental contamination – Edelrid still provide the traditional treatment so your needs/conscience will be your guide.