If you don't use the Black Diamond Pick Protector, you may as well get out a knife and cut your new jacket apart right now.
You spent an hour bringing your ice tool to surgical readiness, and now you're just going to cram it in your duffel with your $400 jacket? Think twice and use the Black Diamond Pick Protector. This simple Black Diamond accessory keeps your freshly tuned ice tools and axes from slicing and dicing gear and clothes.
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Protect yo' gear
- 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. Intended for use with Hammer axes/tools...or if you do not want to cover your Adze.
This thing does exactly what it is supposed to do. Pretty easy to put on and take off.
Also great for Whippets...
...for storing, transporting, and approaches. Durable. Easy to use.
Thats what it really should be called. Use these guys on my Petzl Quarks. Keep them from going through the side of my pack in transit.
A must have
You have sharp ice tools? If you want to keep them sharp and also keep that sharp point from ripping holes in your pack and other gear get one of these covers. They're light and work well, also pretty darn cheap. You can pick up a pair for under $10, not bad and cheaper than patching a hole in your pack.
On the fence? Just get them. I figured being careful was good enough, but recently ripped a big hole in my favorite (Backcountry.com Stoic 2.0) shell by pulling it out from under my pack. :(
Lesson learned: cover the picks!
It works great
It does what it needs to do. It protects my backpack when stowing it away. It also protects my car from any extra damage when traveling.
The one I use is just for the pick since I have hammers on the other side like most of you probably do. Bottom line, I usually tape my picks when I pack them for travel, but this deal is nice 24/7, saves the taping and good for use in the field as well.