Haglöfs Alfa

Hand tool – 2013

Safety equipment project, Lund University, School of Industrial Design.

Haglöfs Alfa is a safety tool that allows both unexperienced and experienced users to safely explore nature on ice. 

If there would be a possible way to remove the part where you estimate the quality of the ice, everyone could move safely on the ice. By mimicking the dynamic force a person provides to the ice when walking, Haglöfs Alfa uses a weight that is thrown up into the air. When impacting on the ice the user can easily see if the ice will hold if there's no water leaking from the crack.