STEIN WEREWOLF Climbing Chainsaw Boot - Class 1 Protection (20m/s)
The tough and comfortable, lightweight STEIN Werewolf is an eye catching hybrid climbing boot with a new approach to chainsaw safety specifically designed for tree climbers.
Toughness is provided by using a high quality leather upper made from 1.8/2.00mm Perwanger which is Silicon impregnated during tanning to offer water-resistance. An all-round rubber rand provides extra protection to the leather from knocks and scrapes whilst climbing.
Fitted with the STEIN bed-liner which offers bio-mechanical support to the foot., the anatomical shape of the bed-liner helps to distribute pressure and absorbs shocks. These footbeds are produced using anti-bacterial breathable compounds with rapid absorbency and drying properties. The boot is leather lined for added weather resistance and all-day comfort.
The boot features the Vibram Werewolf sole which offers superb grip on all kinds of surfaces. The tough midsole and forepart cradle system ensures support and confidence when climbing but also offers flexibility. The asymmetric lace to toe system allows the upper to be tightened in the correct places giving the wearer the most comfortable fit.
This industry first is the only CE certified chainsaw boot (EN17249:04) which has no Toe Cap, reducing both the weight and bulk which is associated with chainsaw footwear.
The Werewolf has been designed with minimal seams to reduce snag and wear points, but at the same time enhances the aggressive appearance making this boot a contender for urban fashion as a casual everyday boot.
- Vibram WEREWOLF Sole
- Rubberised Leather Protection (Rand)
- Asymmetric lace to toe system
- Fitted with the STEIN Premium Foot Bed
EN ISO 17249:04 - Chainsaw Protective
Performance & Limitations of Use
This product has been tested in accordance with EN 17249:2004+A1:2007 for Class 1 performance (protection at linear chainsaw speeds up to 20 m/s) but under the 'Recommendation for Use' document issued by the Vertical group number CNB/P/10.155a. They are to be used for Tree Climbing Operations and Restricted use by competent, trained operators who confine them to off-ground work in trees.
They are NOT FOR USE WITH HANDHELD CHAINSAWS ON THE GROUND.
A new thinking towards chainsaw protective boots
In 2010 STEIN engaged in the process of designing a protective boot aimed specifically for the Climbing Arborist which offered full chainsaw protection but without the size, weight, and bulk associated with chainsaw footwear. During the design process issues with regards to the safety standard EN17249:04 arose which was originally written to cover Forestry Footwear.
As a member of SATRA the UK's leading authority on Footwear Certification STEIN requested for SATRA to submit a `Recommendation for Use (RfU) sheet' to the committee of all Notified Bodies to discuss the EN Directive EN17249:04 and re-examine it to accommodate climbers.
The standard required all forestry footwear to include a safety toe cap. This item alone added enormous size, weight, and bulk to the boot. On 9th June 2011 the VG10 group considered if it would be acceptable to issue an EC type-examination certificate for a chainsaw cut-resistant boot that does not include a safety toe cap, and whether such a product meets EC Directive 89/686 Annex II - 'Basic Health & Safety Requirements'. They jointly agreed, with certain restrictions particularly in relation to cut resistance properties being maintained over the toe area along with various other points to address during testing.
With clarification in place by the Notified Bodies the Werewolf project proceeded. On the 19th March 2014 some 4-years after the original concept was discussed an EC Type-Examination Certificate was issued by SATRA which allows STEIN to manufacture and sell the first ever purpose built chainsaw protective Arborist Climbing Boot excluding a toecap carrying the CE Mark.
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