A New Concept in Belay Devices from Edelrid

This month sees the UK launch of a new generation of belay devices from German climbing specialists Edelrid. The two new devices – Mega Jul (RRP: £30) and Micro Jul (RRP: £25) are compact, ultra-light, and versatile, built using stainless steel for increased durability. The Mega Jul is suitable for use with half, twin and single ropes with diameters between 7.8mm-10.5mm, whilst the Micro Jul is suitable for half and twin ropes with diameters between 6.9mm-8.5mm, and is the only device certified for use with Edelrid's new 6.9mm Flycatcher ropes – the skinniest and lightest twin ropes in the world.

Mega Jul  © EDELRID GmbH & Co. KG
Mega Jul

Micro Jul  © EDELRID GmbH & Co. KG
Micro Jul

Both devices are suitable for belaying a lead climber, bringing up two seconds or abseiling, with high levels of braking performance to assist the belayer in the event of a leader fall. The unit can be released using a karabiner, when bringing up a partner, by using the small eyelet and rope can be paid out faster by holding the device in the 'open' position with the thumb or a karabiner.

As both the Mega Jul and Micro Jul operate differently from other belay devices on the market, Edelrid have produced a video, which demonstrates the operation of both devices in various modes. See below. There's also a UKC Video on the Micro Jul below.

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21 Mar, 2013
Seems to be a combination of a variety of the best features of other none-mechanical self lockers. Anyone got their hands on one to play with as yet?
21 Mar, 2013
Looks really good.
21 Mar, 2013
Anyone know of anywhere that currently has these in stock? Cheers, Si
21 Mar, 2013
21 Mar, 2013
Cheers, I'd seen that on their website. Si
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