Camp - Matik
One of the more expensive assisted braking devices on the market but with good reason, the Camp Matik is a an evolution of the Grigri style belay devices, with clever design features to provide a softer catch and additional safety.
One of the concerns with the Grigri, which has been the cause of several accidents is that if the user panics whilst using the handle to descend or whilst lowering a climber, they are required to release the handle fully to re-engage the braking sadly some people when worried don't do this and pull the handle harder, allowing the rope to run through uncontrollably with the obvious painful consequences. The Camp Matik is ingenious in that it's special design means that in the case of a panicked user pulling the handle wide open the design locks up fully, preventing the rope running through the device and ensuring user/lowered climber safety.
Whilst a bit more money, the additional safety features and the softer catch make the Matik well worth considering.
Usable for ropes from 8.6-10.2 mm in diameter the Matik is able to handle Edelrid's ultra thin 8.6mm Corbie sports rope.
Most orders received by 3pm Monday - Friday are despatched the same day, otherwise they are despatched the next working day.
UK shipping is FREE for orders over £50 (inc VAT) and is by Royal Mail 2nd class, which takes 2-3 days.
Orders of over £120 (inc VAT) are shipped on a next day courier service free of charge. Our courier is DPD, who will send order notifications by email and SMS, so you always know where your parcel is and even what time it is going to be delivered.
If your order is under the £120 limit you can upgrade to a courier service for a small fee, or to Royal Mail 1st class for an even smaller fee.
International orders are usually shipped with on an Express Courier Service. We use different couriers depending on the destination country but this is mostly either DPD, or DHL. On most occasions international orders are delivered in 2-4 days.
Our international shipping prices are very low and can be calculated on the cart page.
Please note, if you are ordering from a country outside the EU or EEA we will not charge you VAT (sales tax).
If you wish to cancel within 7 days of receiving your order just contact us by e-mail or telephone to organise. Once we receive your return the refund will be processed, where possible, within 24 hours.
Bought one at the beginning of the season and been using it since. Much easier to use for belaying a lead climber than a Grigri and, if you're leading, much easier to use from the top and my preferred choice over an ATC (if I can afford the weight and space on my harness). I have also found it useful for setting up a pulley system since to produces less drag than an Italian hitch and self locks.