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  • 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. Early in 2017, John launched a successful D4 Kickstarter Project  to support a whole new design concept based on his original A5 portaledge. Barry was John's lead production guy back in the early A5 Adventure days in Flagstaff, Arizona, so getting Barry back on board to make the new D4 Portaledges was a no-brainer. 

    CLICK BELOW  to pre-order a D4 Portaledge for 2018.  Price is $1,250 USD plus shipping. big wall climbing gear rock climbing

    Major Design Innovations

    • 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!) 
    • Bed material: 420 ROBIC Ripstop Nylon
    • Rain fly material: HyperD 300 Diamond Ripstop Polyester
    • Frame: 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum
    • EASTON aluminum tent pole set