Welcome to New Tribe!
Everyone here at New Tribe has a boundless love for the outdoors. Tree climbing has allowed us to take that love to new heights, and we are happy to offer you these tree climbing tools that can help you do the same.We started out in 1984 creating tree climbing equipment for ourselves with built-in comfort, light weight and beautiful construction. Our special favorites are the New Tribe Saddles and the Treeboat Hammock. You’ll find fresh ideas in tree climber’s accessories, too.
As New Tribe grows, we are constantly improving our work with great input from our tree climber friends, professional tree climbers and amateurs alike. All of us on the New Tribe team work to bring you quality products and personal service. We proudly offer a money-back guarantee if you are not happy with the fit, function and workmanship of your purchase. From Sophia Sparks, Barbara Rodriguez, Casey Jones, Laurie Prouty, Mona McCoy, Carolyn Smith and Ron Vincent, thank you for choosing New Tribe tree climbing equipment. May your tree climbing be safe, comfortable and fun!
Why New Tribe?
Folks often ask us, “You're into tree climbing gear. Why the name New Tribe? Are you guys related to Native Americans or something?”
We are a new tribe of people who enjoy each other and our home places.
We are inspired by the old tribes everywhere who could craft a way of life in harmony with their surroundings.
We share a sense of connection with wild nature. We take modern tools and materials and
create a way to be as at home outdoors as we are inside our houses.
We erase the line that divides work and play. We see each other and all creatures as kindred spirits.
Trees are the venerable elders of our world. We go to them to give respect and find renewal. We are full of Life.
New Tribe includes the family of folks who work here, the larger family of you who take our courses or use our tree climbing gear,
and the even greater family of you who share our passion.
• New Tribe specializes in tree climber safety, comfort and fun. You take your tree climbing equipment seriously, and so do we.
• We build our tree climbing gear to last. Some of our products are still safely in service after nearly 20 years. The investment
you make in New Tribe tree climbing gear now can bring you many years of tree climbing pleasure without repeated expense.
• We provide supreme customer service. We are available to help you learn what you want to know
about tree climbing gear and tree climbing technique, before and after you buy from us.
• New Tribe tree climbing products are Made in USA by workers earning a family wage. Everywhere possible,
we choose Made in USA for the materials that go into our manufactured goods.
• The quality of workmanship in New Tribe tree climbing products is held to strict standards for durability and life-safety.
Our Saddles have been tested by a professional testing laboratory and meet the requirements
of ANSI A10.14-1991 Standard Class II, for Work Positioning.
• Your purchase of any item from the New Tribe catalog is protected by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
If you are not happy with your New Tribe product, you can return it unused within 30 days for credit or full refund.
We also stand behind everything we make with a one-year repair/replacement guarantee on materials and workmanship.
• In all our activities, New Tribe strives to deserve your trust.
You trust us with your money because you trust us with your life.
If you've known New Tribe for a few years, you'll remember when our tree climbing gear was a lot cheaper. In our enthusiasm to outfit everyone who wants to climb a tree, we set prices quite low, using a "seat-of-the-pants" method that didn't allow for the realities of running a business. Over time, we have changed our prices to keep pace with cost increases, and to bring our prices more in line with the real value of our goods, and with sound business practice for the health of the company. Thank you for appreciating the excellence we create at New Tribe, and for supporting American small manufacturers who pay a family wage.