The long-awaited Wild Country Revo Belay Device is finally here, and it lives up to the hype. While it should still be treated as a device without a backup locking feature, and proper attention is required to operate it, the Revo is an assisted braking device with features that contribute to your climber's safety. To minimize accidents that occur from incorrectly loaded belay devices, Wild Country designed the Revo to be bi-directional, meaning the device works in both directions. This also makes it simple for someone who is left-handed to use the device without having to adapt their belaying technique. Additionally, the emergency locking function is panic-proof, and can't be overridden by incorrect handling. The Revo doesn't require any deviation from the standard belaying technique, and has the feel of a tube-style belay device, but with the benefit of an emergency locking feature. No special locking carabiner is required either, so you can use your favorite locker on your rack.