Double Figure of 8 descender (SFD8)
The SFD8 is a versatile descender that improves on the performance of a normal figure of eight descender, and is highly valued in canyoning, especially for those who already have a refined technique and know how to get the most out of this descender.
The evolution of techniques and equipment during the last fifteen years has been characterized by increasingly complex products in the design and use. The SFD8, however, has kept Simplicity as base principle for its design.
The result of this reflection is a product of simple design for easier use of techniques. Originally designed for canyoning, but has now been introduced in other activities, such as caving and climbing too.
The Double Eight can be used with all types of carabiners. We recommend using as a descending carabiner an HMS type with safety closure.
Weight: 138 g (versus approx. 130 g average for a classic figure of eight)
Breaking strength: 38.5kn
Dimensions: 177 mm x 74 mm (versus approx 145 mm x 74 mm for a classic figure of eight)
Thickness: 10 mm
These dimensions allow less encumbrance than the classic figure of eight when the SFD8 is worn hooked through the central hole.