The D4 Portaledge


Barry Ward, founder of Durango Sewing Solutions, is proud to be fabricating  and distributing the D4 Portaledge designed by legendary big wall climber and innovator, John Middendorf.  The D4 Portaledge features the latest innovations in portaledge design, technology and materials.  

CLICK HERE  to pre-order a D4 Portaledge.  Price is $1,250 USD plus shipping.  


  • Curved, smooth frame corners (major game-changer in ledge design)
  • Bullet joiners (patent-pending) for ease of assembly. Check out the video!
  • Unitized frame for compact foldability (no dangling end-tubes)
  • Ambidextrous (no more "air-side" / "wall-side")        
  • Hybrid diameter aluminum tubing (no spreader bar)
  • Full zippered, storm-proof rain fly
  • Integrated haul bag system with sleeve for rain fly (easy deploy)


  • Suspension: 6-point    
  • Deployed size: 47-in x  82-in (double/full-size ledge / 2-person; center fin folds down for spacious 1-person ledge)
  • Packed size:  31.5-in x 15-in x 8-in (oval-shaped)
  • Total weight: 18.8 lbs (frame, bed, rainfly, haulbag). Lightest full-size ledge on the market!
  • Frame: 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum
  • Bed material: 420 ROBIC Ripstop Nylon + VX42 (Dimension-Polyant XPac)
  • Rain fly material: HyperD 300 Diamond Ripstop Polyester
  • EASTON aluminum tent pole set 

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D4 Portaledge "How To" Manual (DOWNLOAD)

D4-Portaledge-Manual_2018 (pdf)