Forloh, an American hunting brand that was the first to manufacture high-end technical apparel that is 100 percent made in the U.S., will also be the first to pioneer hunting outerwear equipped with RECCO, the Swedish technology that makes the user easier to locate in the event of an emergency.
Currently there are 17 helicopters globally equipped with the RECCO SAR helicopter detector that enables rescue teams to rapidly search for people on the ground from the air across vast areas. Five of those helicopters are in North America and 12 units deployed across Europe. The latest deployments include Snohomish Helicopter Rescue Team (USA), Alpine Helicopters (CAN) and one RECCO SAR helicopter detector based in Trento operated by Italy’s CNSAS. Austria was the first country entirely covered in 2018, thanks to RECCO’s partnership with the Austrian Mountain Rescue Service (ÖBRD). RECCO’s partnership with ÖBRD includes a public-facing information program to educate everyone about the importance of being findable.
“Working with Forloh, we are excited to enter the hunting market, a completely new segment for us, and to help make hunters searchable with the help of RECCO technology,” said Fredrik Steinwall, chief executive at RECCO. “The outdoor market, where we have been on the market for a long time and are well known, is closely related to the hunting community. So for us, this is a natural progression.”
Starting this month, RECCO reflectors will come integrated into all of Forloh’s AllClima rain and softshell jackets.