Average Rating: 5
Excellent piece of kit
I've been using a Freino for about a year now ever since replacing my Stop with a Kong Banana. This is much like the Petzl Simple (it has no cam) and so gives much less friction on the rope. The freino has made abseiling 9mm (something that used to be a bit of a hair raising experience, and absolutely impossible without gloves) into a smooth ride. There's no hassle with breaking crabs on that you have to keep taking on and off, and it's much easier to soft lock too. The anodising comes off quickly, but it's showing very little wear after a lot of use, and even the twist lock has stood up to a lot of grit without sticking (although I do wash it regularly). A great piece of kit.