Robert C.wrote a review of CAMP USA Matik Belay Device on February 9, 2018
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.