Petzl Simple 2019
Lightly remodelled update of the classic Simple descender.
As with the previous version, the alloy bobbins are user replaceable; it remains a straightforward lightweight tool suitable for novices; those for whom weight and functionality in tight caves are paramount; and anyone who does not want to use an autolock.
Main changes are that the top and bottom bobbins are now identical, so there is no need to buy two different sorts as expedition spares; the safety gate has been redesigned for easier use; and the hole on the other side has been enlarged to accommodate the new Freino Z (as with the new Stop). Now compatible with 8.5mm to 11mm semi-static rope.