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    Protect your gear from your ice axe with Black Diamond's Spike Protector.

    If you've ever opened the trunk of your car to find your ice axe shaft sticking right through the side of a duffel bag, then you understand the value of the Black Diamond Spike Protector. This simple piece of TPU fits over the spike of nearly any ice axe and keeps the sharp point from attacking unsuspecting gear and clothes while you travel.
    • Item #BLD0297

    Tech Specs

    translucent TPU
    Recommended Use
    protecting your gear from your ice axe
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Incomplete design

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Kinda weird that you have to tie a prussik type hitch with the shock cord to make it stay on.

    Seems like something without the cord that locks on the hole in most spikes would be a lot better. It does have two bumps that grab that hole, so it doesn't just fall straight off without a prussik.

    Rubber bit seems great. Price is wonderful.

    Always use protection...

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    As many have said these are great for protecting against accidental tears in your gear or scrapes on your legs or arms from your axe when you forget its on your pack. I also like these a lot for when I am flying with my gear as protection when I toss these inside a gear bag.

    Worth it to save your gear

      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).

      Protection is a must.

        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.

        does the deed

          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!

          does the deed

          could be better

            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.

            Anyone know how this thing is supposed to...

            Anyone know how this thing is supposed to stay on the axe, other than just hoping it doesn't pop off?