EDELRID are a company famous for their innovation. From 2017 onwards we became the first, and still remain the only, company to only manufacture assisted braking belay devices. "Added safety value" is one of the main ethos in EDELRID and we hope that our actions will set a precedent for other manufacturers to follow.
GIGA JUL (RRP: £60)
The Giga Jul combines all the advantages of our best-selling Mega Jul with those of a standard tuber.
This is achieved by the Giga Jul having two functions. The assisted braking function is ideal for giving you extra security when belaying a leader. Whilst the tuber function is the go to for abseiling or bringing up your second on single or multipitch traditional routes.
- Additional eyelet for simply unlocking the device in second mode using a carabiner
- Intelligent hybrid design: body made of ultra-light aluminum, areas susceptible to abrasion made of robust stainless steel
- Rope can be paid out faster in assisted braking guide mode by holding the device in the "open" position with the thumb
- Suitable for ropes with a diameter of 7.8 to 10.0 mm
So now that you know the function. You're probably asking how it works...
Watch this video to see the Giga Jul in action.
- See UKC's review here: