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The SkySaver 260 gives office workers a safe way out of danger


No one wants to think about the bad things that can happen in life. In truth, there’s no reason you should think about it every second of every day, but there’s no harm in planning for a few possibilities either. There are plenty of terrible things happening all over the world this very moment, and in our relative peace of day-to-day living, we can’t imagine that any of them would happen to us. It’s smart to keep a bug-out bag in your car for those extreme just-in-case scenarios, but what do you do if you aren’t near it when disaster strikes?

If you work in an office building and traditional exits are no longer able to be reached, what are your options? You can take your chances with staying in the building and hoping for the best, or you can try scaling your way down. The SkySaver 260 is a rather weighty backpack which can turn into a harness that is meant for that very scenario. This has a fire resistant cable that measures 260 feet long, and can hold anywhere from 66 to 300 pounds of a load.

There’s an automatic braking system that can lower you at a rate of 3-6 feet a second, and it was tested according to ASTM and ANSI standards for those who know what that means. The device weighs 26 pounds, and will require the user to be of somewhat sound mind and someone who isn’t absolutely phobic of heights. This would cost you $849.99, and would hopefully never need to be used.

Available for purchase on Amazon