Stunt harnesses (made from nylon and dyneema fibers, etc.) are porous, that is, they can absorb water, sweat, blood, etc. As such, All SURFACE disinfecting treatments will be ineffective. Any chemicals sprayed or wiped on the surface, or any UV light used will NOT penetrate completely inside of the webbing, fabric or foam. Any chemical solution that wets the harness can leave behind residue that can cause severe allergic reactions for the user and/or damage the harness itself, leading to failure of the harness!
Capable of disinfecting 2-3 harnesses (a single stunt person’s ‘kit’) in a two-hour time cycle. Or up to twelve harnesses (about all that will fit in the unit) in an eight-hour cycle. The maximum heat generated by the bag (170F, 76C) cannot damage the harnesses (failsafe by design) but will destroy Covid 19.
Climbing Sutra Approved Procedure:
"Place the harness (or up to 12 harnesses) in the Ranger. You can leave harnesses in their storage bags to keep them separate. Close and zipper the top keeping the unit upright.
Turn on the switch. Selecting 2 hours for 1-2 harnesses, 4 hours for up to 4 harnesses or 8 hours for up to 12 harnesses. That’s it.
You can place the included temperature sensor inside a harness to confirm the minimum disinfecting temperature of 133°F (56°C). The Ranger will shut off at the selected time. Note: the Ranger is NOT a clothes dryer. If harnesses go in wet or damp, they will come out hot, disinfected but still wet or damp! To clean Climbing Sutra harnesses always follow our standard instructions of hand washing in warm water with mild detergent soap. NO CHEMICALS OR BLEACH!!! Then hang to dry. After harnesses are clean and dry, the ThermalStrike Ranger can be used for daily disinfecting for Covid 19."