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SBG II (Manufacturer link) popular Average Rating = 4.19/5 Average Rating : 4.19/5

In: Gear: Essential Equipment: Belay Devices & Descenders

Versitle but inconvenient 2 out of 5 stars

Review by: metatarsal-over-muscle, 2008-06-18

This is a very versatile device! You can set it up with your brake on the high friction side for extra friction as well as clipping the carabiner closer to the tubes. You can even set it up to work like a figure 8. Many different combinations to suite your use and rope diameter.
My problem with this device, like any other device with a hard attachment point, is that you have to take the device off the carabiner to hook up or remove yourself from a double rope rappel, or if you are using twins or doubles to belay. This increases the chances of dropping the device and makes it more cumbersome to use, especially on full and multi-pitch climbs. For that reason I will stick with plastic coated cable attachments from now on.