Petzl first started manufacturing products under the Petzl brand in the mid-1970’s. The range quickly evolved and by 1990 the first of the professional range was introduced.

Since then the Petzl has become synonymous with height safety and in particular rope access and rescue. With the introduction of the iconic descender, the Petzl I’D in 2000 and the Petzl ASAP, as a replacement for the popular but misused shunt, Petzl have been at the forefront of innovation and development for many years.

2018 see’s the introduction of a range of new products as well as refinement of a number of existing ones. Most notable for the rope access technicians is the introduction of the Petzl ASTRO BOD FAST rope access harness.

Some of the key features are:

  • The introduction of an openable ventral attachment point to allow direct attachment of equipment without the need for extra connectors
  • Replacement of the alloy side D’s with less bulky textile loops rated for work positioning
  • Redesign of all the adjustment buckles including the addition of self-locking buckles between the waist belt and the leg loops
  • The Astro Bod Fast is almost 20% lighter than the Avao Bod Croll Fast weighing in at 1900 grams for the Size 1.

The Astro Bod Fast Rope Access Harness replaces the European version of the Avao Bod Croll Fast and is designed strictly with the rope access technician in mind.


Height Dynamics stock the range of Petzl Astro Bod rope access harnesses. If you are not sure which device is right for you, do not hesitate to contact one of our technical specialists.