Introducing Stable Braid SD™ with SamsonDry™ Technology

Nov 09, 2023

Ferndale, WA, November 9th, 2023 — Samson, the leading developer of high-performance synthetic rope solutions worldwide, is pleased to announce an addition to the SamsonDry™ Technology portfolio: Stable Braid SD. 

When Samson launched the V-Series SamsonDry climbing lines at TCI Expo in 2022, consumers were quick to request the same in a rigging line.  We answered the call, adding the technology to Samson’s market-leading rigging line, Stable Braid (link to Stable Braid). 

While a standard rigging line can absorb up to 45% of its weight in water, the SamsonDry coating reduces that figure to less than 5%, adhering to UIAA standards. This provides a lighter, safer, and easier-to-handle rope that won’t freeze when left out overnight in sub-zero temperatures. Stable Braid SD is spliceable, works well with hardware for rigging projects, and has an elastic elongation of only 1.1% at 10% of its breaking strength load. 

Extensively field trialed, Stable Braid SD received top marks for handleability, how it worked with hardware, and its overall performance.  Available in three sizes, 1/2" Blue, 5/8" Yellow, and 3/4" Red Stable Braid SD is easily identifiable with three black tracers.


“Samson’s goal is to provide solutions for the worksite, and offering our leading Stable Braid with SamsonDry technology so quickly after the market spoke is quite an accomplishment.  The entire R&D team worked hard to make this a reality.  And the resulting product is performing beyond our expectations, with our partner arborists in the field concurring – Stable Braid SD is the new standard in rigging rope.”

- Gavin McWilliams, Product Line Manager – Energy & Specialty


About Samson
For 145 years, Samson has been a worldwide leader in developing and manufacturing high-performance ropes. Today, Samson engineers continue to pioneer new fiber technology and create innovative coatings and constructions to produce ropes and systems with unprecedented performance characteristics for a diverse customer base. For more about Samson and the markets we serve, visit Samson is part of Wind River Holdings® portfolio of operating companies. 

Media Contact:
Amber Pitton - Samson
Marketing Communications Manager