New belay devices are available to climbers almost every year. Many top brands have or will be releasing new devices in 2017.
Black Diamond debuted the ATC Pilot, Edelrid expands its Jul range with MegaJul Sport, Petzl releases the GriGri+ and Wild Country adds the Revo.
The Revo is one of the most revolutionary devices to hit the market this year and will be a top choice for gym climber. Its breaking system uses a centrifugal break which can lock completely, sort of like a seat belt.
Everything with the Revo can be operated while keeping your break hand on the rope. Wild Country said, “It’s function is independent from the loading orientation of the rope, thus eliminating one of the most common causes of belay related accidents.
“Irrespective of the situation, an uncontrolled descent will cause the inertia reel to activate, grip the rope and arrest the fall.” For belay device pricing visit here.