The Pathfinder® series of line reels satisfies the demanding requirements of exploration and the day-to-day needs of all divers with its performance-minded features. Pathfinder reels utilize a completely ambidextrous design that allows the user to easily reel in the guideline with either hand, or to conveniently switch hands during deployment. The spools used in the Pathfinder reel is now all black (unlike some of those illustrated above...) and no longer one-piece. The unique side handle is machined from a solid piece of aluminum and fits closely to the spool, limiting entanglement but allowing easy access to the other three sides. The handle is hard-coated for durability. All lockdown screws and winding handles are solidly affixed, nearly eliminating the risk of breakage.