Our Top Choice
Mad Rock Lifeguard Belay Device
Mad Rock is a seasoned and innovative manufacturer of climbing equipment. Its products are popular because of their reliability.
Lightweight construction. Strong, durable aluminum and stainless steel. Made for rappelling and climbing.
Doesn’t fit ropes thicker than 0.43 inches
Active assisted braking
0.35 - 0.43” rope diameter
3.01 x 1.89 x 1.53” / 0.34 lbs.
Aluminum and stainless steel
Fusion Terminal 8 Belay Device
Fusion is renowned for its quality climbing, safety and tactical products that are thoroughly tested before being released to the market.
Strong and durable enough to be used for rescue ops. Large diameter. Comes in 2 colors.
It’s bulky and may not be easy to carry.
Above 0.43” rope diameter
6.5 x 6.5 x 0.56” / 0.58 lbs.
Petzl Grigri 2 Belay Device
Petzl prides itself on providing explorers with top-notch equipment used in hard to reach places such as caves, canyons or escarpments.
Sturdy, durable and reliable. Assisted braking mechanism. Available in 3 colors.
It isn’t designed to use double ropes.
0.33 - 0.43” rope diameter
8 x 5 x 2” / 0.37 lbs.
Aluminum, stainless steel, nylon
DMM Pivot Belay Device
DMM has more than 30 years’ experience in manufacturing quality and fairly priced climbing equipment that gives customers value for money.
Easy to use, strong and durable. Grooved slots for double rope rappelling. Available in 3 colors.
Doesn’t have a braking mechanism.
0.3 - 0.43” rope diameter
Single & double ropes
8 x 6 x 2” / 0.16 lbs.
Hot forged aluminum
Black Diamond ATC-Guide Belay Device
Black Diamond is world renowned for quality climbing and skiing equipment that’s skillfully crafted for utmost efficiency and reliability.
Lightweight, strong and durable. Works with single and double ropes. Windowed design. Can guide 2 climbers.
Doesn’t release load easily in a top-rope belay setup
0.3 - 0.41” rope diameter
Single & half ropes
4.72 x 3.15 x 3.15” / 0.19 lbs.