What is appropriate zip line gear?
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What is Appropriate Zip Line Gear?

Ziplining Near Denver Colorado

Looking to try out some Colorado ziplining? What a way to kick off 2017! Now that you’re interested in ziplining, you’re probably wondering what to expect. What should you wear? What should you bring? What is provided by the outfitter? At AVA we provide all the necessary equipment for you! Our guides will get you outfitted in a harness, helmet and the other necessary gear, give you the safety rundown, and then you’ll be on your way! Our friendly and experienced guides are ready to take care of the difficult parts while you enjoy zip after exhilarating zip!

 

 

What to wear:

Close-toed, sturdy shoes.  Plan on wearing sneakers or hiking boots.
Long pants, capris, or knee-length shorts.
Sunscreen and sunglasses

Don’t wear:

Baggy clothing that could get tangled
Sandals, Crocs or water shoes
Dangly jewelry

Optional but recommended:

A small camera (must fit in a pocket and have a wrist strap)
Rain gear in case of weather
Money (for souvenirs or to tip your guide)
We also recommend securing long hair in a ponytail and taping any body piercings.

Planning ahead and bringing these basic items will ensure that you are comfortable and carefree when you head out onto the zip line course. Now that you’re packed and ready to go, here’s what AVA will provide for you:

 

 

A helmet:

We want you to stay as safe and comfortable as possible.  Every person will be outfitted with a helmet before heading out the zip lining course.  We offer a range of helmet sizes, and each helmet can be adjusted to fit your head.

A harness:

The harness we provide is the piece of gear that will keep you attached to the zip line when you are zip lining and attached to the platform when you are not. The harness is the most technical piece of equipment that you’ll have to wear, but don’t worry! Your guides will walk you through exactly how to put it on and adjust it so it is snug. Your harness will have straps and carabiners attached to it that can be clipped to the zipline and to the platform ensuring that you are safe even when you are 100 feet off the ground! Your guides will take care of clipping and unclipping you between each zip.

Gloves:

We provide everyone with leather gloves to protect your hands when you brake. Your guides will demonstrate proper braking technique before you start zip lining. The gloves come in a range of sizes so you’ll be able to find a pair that fits.

Once you are outfitted with proper gear, you’ll be free to enjoy the Colorado zip lining experience! You’ll have plenty of time to focus on the thrill of flying through the trees and rocky outcroppings, rather than worrying about your safety. In addition to equipment, you will also have two or more professional guides ready to assist with your gear, answer your questions, and show you the basics of zip lining. They will work hard to make sure you have a safe and rewarding zip line tour!

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