The Edelrid Bud is a classic figure of eight style descender.
While we prefer to use more advanced descenders that allow a range of friction settings, this tried-and-true design is still popular with many canyoners.
Suitable for single ropes between 7.8mm and 12mm in diametre, the Bud is an affordable, light-weight option that can provide a handy back-up device, a spare descender for taking friends out, or a rigging tool in releasable anchor systems.
(Note: heavier canyoners or those using thinner ropes may find they need additional friction. Understand how to utilise tools such as the Z-abseil (aka: Z-rig / Z-rappel) to add friction while descending.)
- easy to use
- hard wearing
- Weight: 110 grams
- Material: anodised aluminium
- Dimensions: 130mm long, 76mm wide
- Made in: Taiwan
User manual: Edelrid figure of eight descender