- Gender: Female
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
There are lots of belay devices out there to choose from, and I personally actually like the standard (and cheap) ATC as my belay device of choice. BUT, the Grigri has been the safest and most effective belay device on the market for years. You can use any type of belay device you want, but if you want that added safety, get a Grigri, that's why I got one.
(Just a note, I got the blue color, and the picture isn't very accurate, the blue is more of a navy blue, it's way darker than the picture).