Yates makes climbing, rappelling, and rescue gear for rescue and tactical professionals. Yates Gear was started by Jim and John Yates making climbing and big wall gear in their garage back in the early 80's. Yates Gear has sustained steady growth as their climbing line has continued to evolve. They have always held by the promise that their gear must be strong, durable, comfortable and be as lightweight as possible. Some of the gear includes: Basic Rope Access Harness, Military Spec Pak, Military Fast Rope, and the Fast Rope Bag. Yates has gone the extra mile to manufacture equipment from "state-of-the-art" materials, such as Poron foam and Cambrelle, to increase product functionality.
The Yates Mountain Warfare Lite Harness was designed in cooperation with the USMC Mountain Warfare Training Center for special stealth needs in extreme tactical situations involving climbing, rappelling, SWAT and rescue.