The Grivel A&D (Ascender & Descender) is a superb handled ascender which incorporates a revolutionary and innovative patented system providing an in-built descender, allowing for quick and safe transitions from heading up to going back down the rope.
The multi-function right or left handed device utilises an integrated belay plate which allows for a safe descent and negates needing to change device. Its ergonomic rubber grip ensures for easy and comfortable handling and utilising lightweight materials means the A&D is seriously light weight. All componentry is also compatible for use with gloves.
A bit heavier than the petzl equivalent but the handle hole is slightly larger and fits my thick mits better and i love the idea of being able to convert into a abseil so easily. good for running away!