Cover the sharp points of your ice tools for safe transport with the Black Diamond Axe Protector.
Ice tool protectors for gear transport.
This is exactly what you need when you throw the axe in your trunk or strap it on to your pack. cheap but very effective. I didnt buy the spike protector (thought it was superfluous) but this is 100% necessary if you have an axe. BD should just raise the axe price 5 bucks and have it come with this.
These will fit any axe and are the best quality of the axe/pick/spike protectors out there.
Other brands are one piece rubber, and they tend to dry out and crack, making them useless. The bungees on BD's protectors last years, and the rubber scabbards don't get strained and crack over time.
Buy these once, or the others a few times over.
Yeah these are for geeks, but I find they are great for travel and for running your axes in the pack. Nothing worse than ripping a hole in your pack or bag and 5 bucks will save you the trouble. These will work on other axes other than BD ones as well. Worth it to me.
I can't see a reason not to buy and use one of these. I use this version on my mountaineering ice axe to keep it from ripping up my pack and other gear. Really light and easy to use. Also keeps the kids from causing a head injury while at home.
Why would you not have this. It protects your precious gear from the edges of your axe. I have it on my Black Diamond Raven and it fits perfectly. Buy it, for 10 bucks you could save yourself one Helluva headache when your axe shreds your gear.
I probably would not take it up the mountain summit day, but this is really nice for packing the suitcase or storage. I just wish they did not sell the pick/adze and point protectors separately.
used on Black Diamond Raven