10 Best Belay Devices 2022

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Black Diamond Equipment – ⭐ Best Overall Belay Device

ATC-XP by Black Diamond

  • Color: BLUE
  • Weight: 0.13 pounds
  • Dimensions: 19.7 x 9.4 x 4.3 inches
Black Diamond Equipment
  • Black Diamond Equipment: Designing and constructing the world's best climbing, skiing & mountain gear since 1957

GM CLIMBING Micro Belay Device Tubular V-grooved or Belay Package

GM1074 by GM CLIMBING

  • Color: Belay Package with Carabiner
GM CLIMBING Micro Belay Device Tubular V-grooved or Belay Package
  • GM CLIMBING Belay Package. V-grooved Tubular Belay Device: light and compact, smooth rope control, EN 15151-2 and UIAA certified; HMS screw locking carabiner: 25kN breaking strength, large gate opening, both CE UIAA certified
  • LIGHTEN YOUR RACK! 2.24Oz, an ultra-light, compact and easy-to-use V-grooved belay device with teethed channel, IDEAL CHOICE for you climbers to lighten rack.
  • BETTER ROPE CONTROL! Whether you use belay device in belaying climbers or rappelling, TEETHED CHANNEL creates more friction in braking and allow device to work with skinnier rope. With minimum force, you can easily arrest the fall of climber promptly.
  • Double Slots construction, belay device offers effective braking to half, twin and single ropes, 8~11mm.
  • HMS screw locking carabiner, always a nice match to belay device, which assures safety with locking gate, and helps properly position the system with narrow angle side attached to harness loop.

PETZL Grigri Assisted Braking Belay Device – 👑 Premium Pick

PET_10076-PET_10076::BLUE: by PETZL

  • Color: Blue
  • Weight: 0.39 pounds
  • Dimensions: 8 x 5 x 2 inches
PETZL Grigri Assisted Braking Belay Device
  • Belay device with assisted braking, for a broad range of single rope diameters (8.5 to 11 mm), designed for the experienced belayer
  • Belay device with assisted braking, compatible with a broad range of single rope diameters, for both gym and crag
  • Exceptional comfort during descents
  • Designed for experienced belayers

EDELRID Jul 2 Belay Device

718320001380 by EDELRID

  • Color: Oasis
  • Weight: 0.13 pounds
  • Dimensions: 14.4 x 11.2 x 1.2 inches
EDELRID Jul 2 Belay Device
  • Weight - 87g
  • Tough core material of abrasion-resistant stainless steel
  • Polyamide shell for pleasant handling
  • Favourable combination of brake boost for assisting the belayer in the event of leader falls and the dynamics required for a sufficiently soft fall
  • Suitable for 8.4 -11.0 mm single ropes

Mammut Smart 2.0 individuell: Karabiner Oder Express-Set

2040-02210 by Mammut

  • Color: galaxy
  • Weight: 0.18 pounds
  • Dimensions: 0 x 0 x 0 inches
Mammut Smart 2.0 individuell: Karabiner Oder Express-Set
  • The lightweight 80 grams Smart 2.0 is easy to operate and has no moving parts or levers.
  • As it operates according to the tube principle, the Smart 2.0 is therefore suitable for both lead climbing and top rope climbing.
  • In the event of a fall, the Smart 2.0 blocks the climbing rope, with the newly developed high-performance brake insert interacting with the belay carabiner. It therefore offers the belayer optimal support and significantly improved safety.
  • Mammut recommends use of the Smart HMS for the Smart 2.0. It is suitable for rope diameters from 8.7 to 10.5 mm.

TRIWONDER ATC Belay Device V-grooved Micro Rescue Guide Belay Device – 💲 Best Budget Belay Device

OS0317 by TRIWONDER

  • Color: Orange
TRIWONDER ATC Belay Device V-grooved Micro Rescue Guide Belay Device
  • ✅ MATERIAL - Made of 7075 aviation aluminum, our belay device features high strength, good toughness and great portability. The rappel device is smooth and lightweight, useful for your outdoor sports but not increase any burden, portable enough to carry anywhere
  • ✅ FEATURES - V-groove friction plays a slow downward effect by increasing the friction between the ATC and the rope. Double-rope holes can be used with one rope or two rope, and the two ropes will not entangle each other when descending
  • ✅ ROPE COMPATIBILITY – The ATC belay descender is suitable for 8 - 12mm single/double rope, the tensile force is 25KN. Design with 0.4cm rubber wire rope, the guide belay device is easy to store and easy to operate
  • ✅ EXTENSIVE APPLICATIONS - The rappelling device can be easily used with ropes. It’s ideal for outdoor, camping, hiking, setting hammock and tarps or other outdoor activities
  • ✅ NOTE: THIS ITEM IS NOT INTENDED FOR USE AS A MOUNTAINEERING CARABINER!

PETZL Reverso Multi-Purpose Belay/Rappel Device

D017AA02 by PETZL

  • Color: Red
  • Weight: 0.15 pounds
  • Dimensions: 3.9 x 2 x 1.2 inches
PETZL Reverso Multi-Purpose Belay/Rappel Device
  • Lightweight, multipurpose belay/rappel device; can be used to belay a second in Reverso mode
  • Multipurpose and easy to use
  • Adapted to a broad range of rope diameters
  • Durable and lightweight

AOKWIT Professional 25KN Rappel ATC Belay Device Aluminum V-grooved Rock

SMCRF4 by AOKWIT

  • Color: Orange
AOKWIT Professional 25KN Rappel ATC Belay Device Aluminum V-grooved Rock
  • Keep Your Safety: AOKWIT high-strength ATC V-grooved belay device with teethed channel, reduce the abrasion of the rope when descending, and it is not easy to cause rope winding and knotting. Guarantee the safety of every climbers.
  • Double-hole Design: Double-row rope hole design, you can used with single or double rope, the double rope will not be entangled when descending, and the rope can be retracted through one end after reaching the destination.
  • Material: High-strength 7075 aircraft grade aluminum, maximum 25KN(about 2500 kg) tensile strength, light weight(Only 2.1Oz), compact and easy-to-use. GOOD LIGHTEN PACK CHOICE. Anodized coloring, beautiful luster, high visibility in outdoor use.
  • Labor-saving Equipment: BETTER ROPE CONTROL! Whether you use belay device in belaying climbers or rappelling, TEETHED CHANNEL creates more friction in braking and allow device to work with skinnier rope. With minimum force, you can easily arrest the fall of climber promptly.
  • It Applies To: Suitable for Mountain Climbing, Rock Climbing, Tree Climbing, Ice Climbing, Rescue, Working-At-Height, Technical Rope Rescue, Climbers, Cavers, Climb Training and Sport Rappelers.

YXGOOD 50KN Rescue Figure

0 by YXGOOD

  • Color: Black
  • Dimensions: 6.7 x 6.7 x 6.7 inches
YXGOOD 50KN Rescue Figure
  • Product size and weight: length 6.7 inches, width 6.7 inches, upper hole length 2.17 inches, middle hole length 1.26 inches, lower hole length 1.54 inches, weight about 10 ounces
  • Product material: the product is made of aluminum magnesium alloy by hot forging. It has the advantages of high strength, light weight and easy to carry
  • Special design: the middle section of the 8-shaped ring is thickened, the thickness is greater than both ends, which can enhance the wear resistance and reduce the overall weight
  • Excellent braking resistance: breaking strength 11000 LBF (50kN / 5000kg), allowing smooth rope movement to drop or ensure, providing excellent control rope
  • Scope of application: applicable to rapid descent, expansion, exploratory hole, power rescue and aerial work, etc

Beal Birdie Belay Device Blue

Beal by Beal

  • Color: blue
  • Weight: 0.46 pounds
  • Dimensions: 6 x 7 x 2 inches
Beal Birdie Belay Device Blue

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