Protect your clothes from sharp, pointy objects with the Black Diamond Axe Protector.

Black Diamond's Axe Protector covers the pick and adze on your ice axe or ice tool, so you don't open your gear duffel to find your down jacket shredded to bits. The Axe Protector fits nearly any ice axe, and it's a lot cheaper than a new jacket.

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Great Little Product

    I really wish that this product came standard with all ice axes and tools. It's a total must-have in my opinion to keep sharp picks and blades from causing collateral damage. It's great peace of mind knowing that my Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe isn't poking holes in other pieces of my gear, backpacks, couches, car interiors, children & puppies. Lightweight, easy to adjust and complete coverage of sharp bits. Get one, you'll thank yourself at some point down the road.

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      Keep all that expensive gear safe. They fit great!

      Protect yo' self

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Sharp picks are kind of a necessity. Down jackets, gore shells and other nice pieces of gear are also pretty key. Make sure your gear gets along.... cover your picks.

      Petzl Sum'tec

      Works Great!!

      Petzl Sum'tec


      Just the tip...


      Just the tip...

      Back end

      Back side

      Back end

      Protect you bag!!

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Great for travel, as we all love the baggage handlers at the airport!! Note: The shock cord is normally black in color, I swapped it for reflective cord.

      Protect you bag!!

      will this work on a petzl sumtec?

      What i had in mind was the adze version of the sumtec. Will this fit?

      It will fit over almost any ice axe and protect the pick. Though it will fit with the Sumtec it just wont protect the adze.

      Best Answer

      Yes, this fits the Sum'tec.

      Yes, this fits the Sum'tec.


      Will this work on a Grivel G1 axe?


      Yes it will - I use one on my Grivel G1+ SA which has a very similar pick and adze to the G1, and it fits great.

      Thanks Jeff!

      Keep your gear tear-free

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Purchase these to use on my ice tools, even though they are intended for axes. The adze protector is shaped for axe-adzes, but still fit over tool-adzes. Now that I've switched over to hammers I removed the adze protectors, which is easy to do if you're careful.

      These guys are light, brightly colored (so you won't lose them), and fit my tools just perfect. It's a small investment to protect against a big bummer of shredded gear.


      Does what it should

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Gives me peace of mind knowing I'm not going to accidentally poke holes in my gear while this protector is on my axe. Worth the money to have that peace of mind.

      Works as listed

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Stays on, easy to remove. The price of protectors is easily worth the cost of repairing or replacing gear...

      Almost Perfect

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Well, for $10, it's amazing.

      For my Black Diamond Raven Pro I bought it for, it doesn't quite fit the profile of the pick (no noticeable) and there is plenty of room for a wider adze. So it's not purpose build for the Raven Pro - but that's probably a better thing.

      Must have

        There is not much to say about this other than if you have an ice axe you will want these to protect both your axe and your gear

        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.

        Good Axessory

        • Familiarity: I've used it several times

        See what I did there? Seriously, the plastic is tough, flexible, and resistant to cracking and dry rot. The bungees look like they will hold up even after excessive stretching. Crucially, they are orange so that it is easily identifiable when you drop it in the snow. These should come with the BD Raven. All it takes is one hole in your mountaineering pack or goretex jacket from an ax tip and you will be sold on this product.

        The essential accessory for my BD axe

          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.

          The essential accessory for my BD axe

          Best on the market.

            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.

            Best one yet

              Have tried others and this is the best one so far. Good product and I like the service.

              No Holes In Me

                ...and no holes in my gear. I have a Raven ice axe wearing it presently. She likes it, my garb likes it, my rig likes it. And I like them all just so.