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Reverso

P1455Z20611
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$25.60
$35.40

After successfully reducing the weight of the Guide, Petzl decided to use a similar technique to redesign the Reverso. By removing some of the aluminium from the sidewalls they have managed to reduce the weight to just 57g, which is 29% lighter than the Reverso 3 and 4% lighter than the Reverso 4. The 2019 model features better durability thanks to the rounded edges and a flatter top to help provide less wear.

The Petzl Reverso has V-shaped friction channels with asymmetrical lateral grooves adapt the friction to the type of rope for better control (ARC technology: braking control for twin, half and single dynamic ropes). It also has Reverso mode for belaying one or two seconds with assisted braking.

Multipurpose and easy to use:
- classic belay technique with both hands on the rope
- ropes glide smoothly through the device
- can be used for rappels
- Reverso mode for belaying one or two seconds; commonly used on multi-pitch climbs
- independent and simultaneous belaying of two seconds in Reverso mode
- while belaying in Reverso mode, a carabiner placed in the release hole allows the belayer to give slack when the device is under tension
- quick changeovers from Reverso mode to belaying the leader when climbing multi-pitch routes
A single device for all rope types:
- V-shaped friction grooves enable controlled braking
- compatible with dynamic single ropes 8.5 to 10.5 mm (11 mm possible, depending on the rope's suppleness)
- compatible with dynamic half ropes 7.1 to 9.2 mm
- compatible with dynamic twin ropes 6.9 to 9.2 mm
- increased friction on thin ropes
- friction is adapted for larger diameter ropes
- increases the locking pressure on the ropes in Reverso mode
Asymmetrically grooved sidewalls:
- increased braking power during a leader or top rope fall or while rappelling
- rope slides smoothly through device when taking up slack
Rope friendly, allows for smooth belaying and rope handling:
- will not kink the ropes regardless of the mode used
- separates the two strands of rope when belaying and rappelling
Intuitive use:
- Reverso mode aluminum attachment point is easy to identify
- keeper cable keeps the device from moving up the rope when belaying and reduces chances of losing the device
- usage diagrams (standard belay and Reverso modes) engraved on device
Durable and lightweight:
- the rounded design of the rope slots limits wear and extends the life of the device
- minimalist construction
- hot-forged aluminum
- compact and lightweight: only 57 g
Use with symmetrical locking carabiners (Am'D or WILLIAM) to maximize efficiency

Specifications
Weight: 57 g
Rope compatibility: single ropes 8.5 to10.5 mm, half ropes 7.1 to 9.2 mm, and twin ropes 6.9 to 9.2 mm
Material(s): aluminum frame
Certification(s): EN 15151-2, UIAA

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After successfully reducing the weight of the Guide, Petzl decided to use a similar technique to redesign the Reverso. By removing some of the aluminium from the sidewalls they have managed to reduce the weight to just 57g, which is 29% lighter than the Reverso 3 and 4% lighter than the Reverso 4. The 2019 model features better durability thanks to the rounded edges and a flatter top to help provide less wear.

The Petzl Reverso has V-shaped friction channels with asymmetrical lateral grooves adapt the friction to the type of rope for better control (ARC technology: braking control for twin, half and single dynamic ropes). It also has Reverso mode for belaying one or two seconds with assisted braking.

Multipurpose and easy to use:
- classic belay technique with both hands on the rope
- ropes glide smoothly through the device
- can be used for rappels
- Reverso mode for belaying one or two seconds; commonly used on multi-pitch climbs
- independent and simultaneous belaying of two seconds in Reverso mode
- while belaying in Reverso mode, a carabiner placed in the release hole allows the belayer to give slack when the device is under tension
- quick changeovers from Reverso mode to belaying the leader when climbing multi-pitch routes
A single device for all rope types:
- V-shaped friction grooves enable controlled braking
- compatible with dynamic single ropes 8.5 to 10.5 mm (11 mm possible, depending on the rope's suppleness)
- compatible with dynamic half ropes 7.1 to 9.2 mm
- compatible with dynamic twin ropes 6.9 to 9.2 mm
- increased friction on thin ropes
- friction is adapted for larger diameter ropes
- increases the locking pressure on the ropes in Reverso mode
Asymmetrically grooved sidewalls:
- increased braking power during a leader or top rope fall or while rappelling
- rope slides smoothly through device when taking up slack
Rope friendly, allows for smooth belaying and rope handling:
- will not kink the ropes regardless of the mode used
- separates the two strands of rope when belaying and rappelling
Intuitive use:
- Reverso mode aluminum attachment point is easy to identify
- keeper cable keeps the device from moving up the rope when belaying and reduces chances of losing the device
- usage diagrams (standard belay and Reverso modes) engraved on device
Durable and lightweight:
- the rounded design of the rope slots limits wear and extends the life of the device
- minimalist construction
- hot-forged aluminum
- compact and lightweight: only 57 g
Use with symmetrical locking carabiners (Am'D or WILLIAM) to maximize efficiency

Specifications
Weight: 57 g
Rope compatibility: single ropes 8.5 to10.5 mm, half ropes 7.1 to 9.2 mm, and twin ropes 6.9 to 9.2 mm
Material(s): aluminum frame
Certification(s): EN 15151-2, UIAA

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Product reviews (3)

Neil Nand
Neil Nand
Nov 01, 2012

Got this a few months ago and unfortunately due to some poor weather I haven't gotten to use it as much as I'd like.

As a normal belay device it seems fine, can't say I noticed any difference between it and my old ATC, it is a lot lighter though. Only used it once in reverso mode and it worked fine but it does seem to cause quite a bit of friction on the rope which I think might cause it to wear quicker. Depends how much you use it in reverso mode though I'd guess.

I've only used ropes that are 9.1mm & 9.2mm thick and avoided using anything thicker in it due to negative reviews with it and it doesn't look like it'd handle them very easily.

Harry Pymont
Harry Pymont
Jun 09, 2012

great bit of gear, really light and the autolocking function works well.

Teng  Jia Le
Teng Jia Le
May 22, 2012

SOOOO light! I carry it as a backup belay/abseil device a lot. Light weight and compact. Seems flimsy at first, after a few weeks of use almost everyday it showed very very little wear. Definitely not bomber like the old ATC guide, but still a nice device and worth the money.

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