Gear Review

5 5

lightweight with great performance

Unbelievably lightweight and reliable axe...used this recently on a ski expedition to Denali and the weight saved was really appreciated, and the axe performed solidly on mixed snow and short ice sections. Also used it skiing 14es this past spring, and it performed well again in the occasional & short (non-vertical) ice bulges. Because it's so minimal in its construction, it's easy to just add it to your gear for trips, and you'll be glad you have it. Great grip, and a s strong pick which makes it very useful for ski mountaineering and other snow climbing objectives.
Per CAMP-USA, the axe incorporates "SANDVIK NANOFLEX®" which is an innovative patented steel alloy that is 60% stronger than normal steel that allows for a significant reduction in the amount of metal used, thereby decreasing weight while maintaining strength.