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 frame corners 
  • Unitized frame for compact foldability
  • Ambidextrous (no more "air-side" / "wall-side")        
  • Hybrid diameter aluminum tubing
  • Full zippered, storm-proof rain fly
  • Zippered haul bag system 


  • 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:  7.5-in x 14.5-in x 31.5-in (oval-shaped)
  • Total weight: 18.5 lbs (frame, bed, rainfly, haulbag - lightest ledge on the market!) 
  • Frame: 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum
  • Bed material: 420 ROBIC Ripstop Nylon + VX42 (aka 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)