Developed by Charles Cole, founder of Five Ten, Stealth® rubber ignited a revolution in rock climbing standards in 1985. The adoption of Stealth as a safety and performance tool for climbing quickly led to other applications. The versatility of Stealth® rubber has made it an essential technical component in extreme outdoor products, military robots, and cutting edge medical devices. Today, Stealth's® new and unique applications continue to further Five Ten’s status as the leader in high friction rubber.
The Stealth brand is the benchmark of high performance rubber. High performance rubber in outdoor sports means either the greatest friction or the most cushioning, often a combination of both. The first Stealth® rubber revolutionized rock climbing, and is still considered the best choice of climbing rubber world wide. Now there are more than a half dozen Stealth® formulas specifically tailored for a variety of rock climbing styles, as well as compounds that provide unbeatable, extremely technical rubber characteristics for hiking, mountain biking, trail running and water sports.
Stealth® provides a remarkable amount of shock absorption, so it helps minimize foot and leg fatigue. This feature is especially beneficial at the end of a long day of climbing, mountaineering, or backpacking with a heavy load. Anyone who spends time on their feet benefits from Stealth.
Stealth rubber compounds are engineered to provide optimal, activity-specific performance. Stealth® is your guarantee of exceptional performance on any angle terrain.