Easily and quickly adjustable, Black Diamond's Spike Protector prepares your ice tool for transport, safeguarding against damage to the spike or to any gear that it may come into contact with.
Cover the sharp spike on your ice tools for safe transport with the Black Diamond Spike Protector.
Quickly adjustable translucent Spike Protectors by Black Diamond. Fit most any ice tool on the market.
The Black Diamond Spike Protector keeps the peace between your high end jacket and your high end ice axe. One of these little guys will keep your mountain wardrobe hole free.
|Country of Origin:||China|
|Recommended Use:||protecting your gear from your ice axe|
|Weight:||0.5 oz / 13 g|
For me the value of this isn't so much that it protects your ice axe spike as it protects the rest of your gear from the spike. No longer do I poke holes in my duffels or clothes while travelling with my axe, no longer to I stick my skis or myself or my helmet while carrying it on the outside of my pack.
It fits my BD ice axes perfectly. It works fine on non-BD axes, just not quite as well. The attached cord works well to keep in on with a double or triple prusik (Google "prusik" if you don't know how to tie one, it's well worth learning if you're climbing).
Fits on the BD Raven pretty well; have to loop it through the eye of the spike to get it to tighten and stay on....Might be better if it was long enough to attach to the head or to a leash but it seems to work ok as is and will prevent impaling yourself or others!
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 as well. Worth it to me.
It's pretty straightforward. I have a Black Diamond Raven axe and this is a great lil protector. Keeps myself and my gear safe while keeping it sharp and in prime working condition. A definite must.
Cheap, and its a great insurance policy for the rest of your technical gear. Mine fits perfectly on my Raven Pro! Just use a prussik on either the shaft or leash, and you're good!
Placed it on my BD Raven Pro. Plastic covers about 4/5 of the spike. Sometimes I feel like it may come off, but it has yet to do so.
gets the job done, i suppose, but i cant figure out how your supposed to tie it down once placed over the spike. i usually try to loop it through the little aperture in the spike itself, but this only works on some axes. i could swear that the thing snagged on a branch once while i was skiing and it fell off... imo the bungie needs to be long enough to loop over the head of the axe.
This goes on, but doesn't stay on. Or maybe I haven't figured the trick to it?