UTiL 20 & UTiL 25

  • Backpacks, for building, rescue kits and maintenance. Used by construction engineers, conductors and operators of rope courses/aerial adventure parks. Shaped like a basket, narrow at the bottom and very wide at the top means it is easy to get to the equipment inside.
  • Easy to use, with waterproof outer layer, a carry grip on the top resisting 300kg, this sturdy backpack is ideal to carry equipment and tools. Foam padding shoulder straps offer a great comfort on the back
  • UTiL backpack is available in different sizes: 20 liters, 25 liters and 45 liters (UTiL 45).
  • The 20L model was designed and produced in collaboration with the AFFORPAH, French organisation dedicated to safety training for rope course workers. Its volume is optimal to contain needed equipment for evacuation (20m of ropes, carabiners, straps, descenders, etc.)

  • Reduced usage costs: very tough outer fabric and zip fastener
  • Easy to use
  • Waterproof outer layer: 650g/m2
  • FYKK, 10mm zip fastener, easy opening, and tear resistant to 100kg
  • Carry grip on the top resisting 300kg traction
  • 2 equipment holders for carabiners and other small accessories that may be used as rope guides
  • Interior storage pouches, ideal for small tools or hardware
  • Transparent ID slot
  • Top snap clip to press the bag or for transportation
  • Buckle straps by the clips to hang and swing it from a cable
  • Foam-backed shoulder straps for user comfort
  • Small loop at the bottom of the bag to attach the end of rope
  • Made in Europe
Customer references

“We were only using caving bags, and we wanted one specifically adapted to our aerial adventure park job. At first, the objective was to create a bag with the ideal volume for our rescue rope. The rescue kit we are using (20m of rope, carabineers, webbings, a descender, pulleys etc…) fits in a 20L bag, which avoids a large and heavy bag to carry around.

CiLAO was very enthusiastic, they conceived prototypes very quickly and the project was born. We had a dynamic and human collaboration.

We are using the 20L backpack for our rescue-kit, the 25L in addition for our tools and PPE. It is very solid, useful and practical; the best backpack for off-ground interventions!

We’ve been using them since 2014, and they are still in a very good shape.”

Philippe Mercanti, AFFORPAH trainer, and owner of the aerial adventure park Aventure Pyrénées Hô

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Technical information

Three-year warranty covering any faults in design or manufacturing.

Complementary products


Equipment holders for carabiners and other small accessories that may be used as rope guides.

Interior storage pouches, ideal for small tools or hardware.

Transparent ID slot.


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