Gold Standard that also comes in greenby anonymous on 12/29/2017
The Reverso 4 really is the gold standard of tube style belay devices. It’s super smooth and versatile. You can pretty much use it in any type of climbing or situation. The guide mode adds a little safety and convenience when multi pitch climbing.
The only thing it really lacks is the brake assist found in the Edelrid MegaJul. It’s a trade off... get the buttery smoothness of the Reverso or the convenience and safety of the brake assist with the Mega Jul. Having owned the ATC Guide, Reverso, Mega Jul, and many many other devices, I typically choose the Mega Jul. BUT, if I needed to reduce pressure when belaying from an anchor, I would choose the Reverso for sure.