Petzl Reverso 4

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The Reverso 4 replaced the Petzl Reverso 3.

Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

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The Reverso 4 from Petzl is a ultra-light multi-purpose belay / rappel device that regulates the amount of braking friction on the rope according to its diameter and condition. V-shaped friction channels with asymmetrical lateral grooves adapt the friction to the type of rope for better control. Reverso mode for belaying one or two seconds with assisted braking.

- CampSaver.com

At only 59g, the Petzl Reverso 4 belay device is 25% lighter than the previous version yet offers the same versatility for belaying and rappelling.

- REI

The newly redesigned Petzl Reverso 4 remains the same smoothly operating versatile belay device with indispensable features for multi-pitch climbers, yet the svelte Reverso 4 offers impressive weight savings and accepts thinner ropes.-- Hot forged aluminum body shaves 59 g over the Reverso 3-- New V-shaped friction channels adapt the friction to a wider range of ropes for better control-- Asymmetrically grooved sidewalls increase braking power during a leader or top rope fall or while rappelling-- Use to belay the leader or one or two climbers following; and rappelling-- Functions as a self-locking device when belaying off the anchor-- Rope friendly, allows for smooth belaying and rope handling and will not kink the ropes regardless of the mode used-- Usage diagrams (standard belay and Reverso modes) engraved on device for ease of use-- Made in the United Kingdom

- OMCgear

Not only does the Petzl Reverso 4 Belay and Rappel Device give you serious stopping power when you're holding massive whippers, but it also functions as an auto-locking device when you're belaying the following climber directly off the anchor. This allows you to re-rack, tie your shoes, sip some water, and take a few photos without risking your climbing partner's life. Belaying two followers at once' No problem. Rappelling 15 pitches' The deep grooves give you plenty of control. Petzl also added a secondary clip-in point to help you release a locked rope if you need to lower a follower who has fallen.

- Backcountry.com