A climber's best friend.
The Wild Country Helium Friends Set comes with three cams sized from finger cracks to hand-sized splitters. These lightweight Friends feature durable, hot-forged lobes with the original camming angle (13.75°) for maximum versatility in variously sized cracks. Its long single stem design keeps each Friend flexible for easy placements, and the smooth trigger makes for easy cleaning. The trigger also features stops and a short termination to help prevent over-camming, and the full-strength stops let the cam act as a stopper when opened completely. Wild Country added a durable Dyneema sling to the back for convenience.
- Hot-forged lobes with original 13.75° camming angle
- Single stem and single axle designs
- Smooth trigger with stops and short termination
- Full-strength cam stops
- 12mm Dyneema sling
Share your thoughts
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
First thing's first, you get what you pay for. I whipped pretty hard on the yellow #1 and it pretty much exploded. The red #2 and purple #3 are still in pretty decent shape, but they are nowhere near as smooth and solid as Black Diamond C4's or Metolius Master Cams. Wild Country put a lot of plastic on these cams, which I'm not a huge fan of. Although I don't really like these cams, they are lightweight, which is cool. I would recommend spending the extra few bucks to get something that is a little more solid. After all, you're investing in your safety.