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Smart Belay Device (Manufacturer link) Average Rating = 4.43/5 Average Rating : 4.43/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Belay Devices & Descenders

Smart 5 out of 5 stars

Review by: crabnebula, 2009-06-21


The Smart is a great device that is very similar to the Wild Country SRC but maybe easier to use. I am happy with the unit but I would include in teaching people, that (as a reminder) it is NOT auto locking, it is a harness only device, and that clipping in a second carabiner to the "open space" behind the load bearing carabiner, takes away the space that if used incorrectly can open the Smart for a fast and spontaneous release....the second carabiner keeps high friction as well as "e" limit nates the possibility to accidently drop someone a little....nonetheless, it is a tool that I use when guiding to be sure that on hard routes the belayer will catch me if I fall and I am unsure of their true belaying skills...as the Smart feeds rope easier than the Gri Gri.

Be safe!