Anodized version on the HUIT with anti-burn tab for holding the device when it is hot from a long or rapid descent.
The Petzl Huit is a must have item for rappelling or emergency descents. When attached to your harness via a carabiner it adds little to overall weight. In military or emergency services it's a common practice to use double ropes. Using multiple carabiners to create a descender, I've had the two ropes foul and jam, this has never happened with the Petzl Huit. Braking is easily accomplished as is belaying to go hands free. During a fast rappel, the descender can get quite hot, Petzl included a polymer tab that provides a gripping surface insulated from the descender body.
I own a tree care company in FL and have been in the business for nearly 30 years, this Huit exceeded my expectation for the price. I'd highly recommend it for anyone who is in the tree business or has repelling needs.
Great rap and belay device!