Don't be stupid, be a smarty...
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought the year they started selling it and have basically forsaken all other belay devices on my rack. My ATC is in the bottom of my storage box, and my 8 is...hmm, no idea where that is now. But it doesn't matter, because the Mammut Smart is the best single rope belay device you can use. Auto locking when your leader takes a fall, no moving parts to get damaged, fits a wide variety of ropes, is SUPER easy to use, and isn't made in China, this thing is awesome. The only thing better is the Mammut Alpine Smart for double ropes.