NEW TRIBE is dedicated to meeting the equipment needs
of recreational tree climbers
These are some of the same needs that working arborists and forest research scientists share. We are proud to have many good friends in all three groups. Every tree climber is important to us. Our purpose is to provide the highest quality safety gear, to assist you to choose yours and use it safely, and to conduct our business with integrity.
New Tribe's 21st BIRTHDAY PARTY
New Tribe includes the family of folks who work here, the larger family of you who use our gear, and the even greater family of you who share our passion. Welcome to New Tribe!
Everyone here at New Tribe has a boundless love for the outdoors. Tree climbing has allowed us to take that love to new heights, and we are happy to offer you these tools and toys that can help you do the same.
We started out in 1984 creating gear for ourselves with built-in comfort, light weight and beautiful construction. Our special favorites are the New Tribe Saddle and the Treeboat Hammock. You’ll find fresh ideas in climber’s accessories, too. As New Tribe grows, we are constantly improving our work with great ideas from our climber friends, pros and amateurs alike. You’ll see their names throughout this catalog. To round out our line, we’ve collected our favorite choices in ropes, pulleys, carabiners and links from the best manufacturers in the field, so you can find everything you want right here.
All of us on the New Tribe team work to bring you quality products and personal service. We proudly offer a money-back guarantee if you are not happy with the fit, function and workmanship of your purchase. From Sophia Sparks, Viola Brumbaugh, Barbara Rodriguez, Casey Jones, Diane Floyd, Laurie Prouty, and Roxy Sincerny, thank you for choosing New Tribe. May your climbing be safe, comfortable and fun!
• New Tribe specializes in tree climber safety, comfort and fun. You take your equipment seriously, and so do we.
• We build our gear to last. Some of our products are still safely in service after nearly 20 years. The investment you make in New Tribe gear now can bring you many years of tree climbing pleasure without repeated expense.
• We provide supreme customer service. We are available to help you learn what you want to know about gear and climbing technique, before and after you buy from us.
• All of our workers are experienced users of New Tribe equipment. We understand the safety and comfort needs of tree climbers, and this shows up in our products and service.
• New Tribe products are Made in USA by workers earning a family wage. Everywhere possible, we choose Made in USA for the materials that go into our manufactured goods.
• Non-USA manufacturers represented in our catalog (Petzl in France and USA, Peguet in France, Hugh Banner in Wales) all hire local workers.
• The quality of workmanship in New Tribe products is held to strict standards for durability and life-safety. Our Saddles have been tested by a professional testing laboratory and meet the requirements of ANSI A10.14-1991 Standard Class I for Fall Arrest/Restraint and Class II, for Work Positioning.
• Your purchase of any item from the New Tribe catalog is protected by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
• In all our activities, New Tribe strives to deserve your trust. You trust us with your money because
you trust us with your life.
If you've known New Tribe for a few years, you'll remember when our gear was a lot cheaper. In our enthusiasm to outfit everyone who wants to climb a tree, we set prices quite low, using a “seat-of-the-pants” method that didn't allow for the realities of running a business. Over time, we have changed our prices to keep pace with cost increases, and to bring our prices more in line with the real value of our goods, and with sound business practice for the health of the company. We've done this again in August, 2004. Thank you for appreciating the excellence we create at New Tribe, and for supporting American small manufacturers who pay a family wage.