Its other competitors are the Petzl GriGri 2 and the Black Diamond ATC Guide. The GriGri 2 is better for gym belaying, sport climbing, and any situations where you either have really long belays, are locking off frequently, or the climber is falling a lot—or all three combined. That said, the GriGri 2 is almost five times the cost and triple the weight.
The ATC Guide is the better device if you're multi-pitch climbing and want to belay off the anchor. For a full look at all the belay devices we tested check out The Best Climbing Belay Device Review.
Keeping things fresh, Black Diamond's ATC-XP is now offered in two new colors. Keep scrolling to check them out!