This would be the loaded edition of the ATC. I still prefer the ATC for simple and quick rappels as I feel it feeds rope quicker than this and the XP. However, there is no arguing that this device has all of the bells and whistles. The extra friction can be nice when belaying for heavier climbers or teaching someone new how to rappel for the first time (same as the XP). I probably won't use any of the other features that the Guide has any time soon, but I got the thing at a song and I cannot complain!