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CAMP USA Matik Belay Device


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    Safe just got safer.

    New to the auto-locking world, the Matik Belay Device features Camp USA's innovative Anti-Panic system to beat the competition in climbing safety. Anti-Panic disengages the double-hinged lever and applies the assisted braking cam whenever climbing ropes move too quickly through the device. This increases safety whenever climbers lower one another, rappel, or belay themselves.

    Also unlike standard auto-locking devices, the Matik's assisted braking cam runs parallel with the rope instead of at an angle, thereby increasing contact and decreasing rope-ruining friction. The wide carabiner hole has a unique design that prevents clipping and unclipping while the device is closed. Camp USA crafted this revolutionary device out of hot-forged aluminum and precision-cast stainless steel for the critical components that come in contact with the rope.

    • Assisted braking belay device with added safety for climbing
    • Anti-Panic system bites the rope when it moves too quickly
    • Friction-reducing design ensures long-lasting durability
    • Wide carabiner hold prevents clipping and unclipping when closed
    • Item #CMP002Z

    Tech Specs

    [main body] hot-forged aluminum, [critical components] stainless steel
    Rope Diameter
    8.6 - 10.2mm
    Claimed Weight
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Cumbersome and Unwieldy

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The Matik may seem like a good belay device on the surface but do not be fooled. When setting up you have to put a bight of rope through the device and loop it around another part. When belaying on top rope the assisted breaking does not engage quick enough, and when belaying on lead it seems to catch too quickly to even use. When lowering the "safety" panic feature kicks in way too quickly and it would be faster to just climb down. I would not recommend this product at all.

    Sort of an odd review, for the following reasons: 1. With any braking device, like a GriGri, you have to have to "put a bight of rope through the device and loop it around another part". If fact, this operation is virtually identical between the Matik and the GriGri. 2. One of the "features" of the Matik is its "dynamic catch", providing a little "give" during the initial stages of a fall, as opposed to an instant, shocking catch such as is found on a GriGri. Personally, I am just waiting for Backcountry to put this on sale at a 25% discount before I pounce on it.

    Awesome Belay Device

    Photo Credit: Andy Wickstrom of DesignEgg

    If you have any questions at all, let me know and I'm more than happy to help you pick up the right belay device.

    Jared D.

    Expert Gearhead


    Awesome  Belay Device

    Better Than Expected

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The good folks from CAMP USA put on the CAMP USA Adventure Week for a few the Expert Gearheads here at Backcountry and holy heck was it one jam packed week of nothing but testing gear.

    I was pretty excited to test out this belay device. I’ve used a bunch of tubular style belay devices and Gri-gri’s and wanted to give this one a go. I was incredibly impressed and want to add it to my gear arsenal.

    Threading the Rope:
    The exterior housing does not slide at all so you just slide the cam out and insert the rope and loop it around the cam. Then slide the cam back in and attach your locking biner.

    Rope Diameters:
    When I used this device is was on ropes that were either 10.1mm or 10.2mm and I had no issues with it. I wish I could have testing it out on the thinner ropes but the sweet spot for this device is the smaller ropes around 8.6-9.6 mm (Range is 8.6mm – 10.2mm) as compared to the range on the Gri-Gri2 which is 8.9-11.0mm.

    Anti-Panic Function:
    This is a really cool feature on this device. I’ve seen people get lowered way too fast on Gri-Gri’s so naturally I wanted to see how this function worked. It was really great feeling the device engage as the climber was lowered too fast.

    Critical Components:
    These are the parts that the rope comes in contact with (high wear areas) and are all made of Stainless Steel).

    Paying Out Rope:
    Given that we were using a rope that was on the thicker end for this device, it was a tad hard giving rope to the leader but it was not overly hard.

    I’d be far more comfortable handing this device to a new belayer and trusting them than giving them a Gri-Gri.

    If you have any questions at all, let me know and I'm more than happy to talk belay devices or any other climbing gear.

    Jared D.
    Expert Gearhead


    I have not. When I used this it was on a week long trip with the folks from CAMP USA. Unfortunately I didn't get to keep the device.

    Shoot me an email anytime you have questions!

    Jared D.
    Expert Gearhead