The Petzl Pick and Spike protection fits onto the pick and spike of your axe to stop them damaging other items in your bag. They also stop the axe from blunting or taking chunks out of walls. Both the pick and spike protector have a loop which will secure them to the axe so they won't be knocked off in transport. Pretty nifty and a must have for your Petzl axe(s).
Customer Reviews of Petzl Pick and Spike Protection
Spot on. A good snug fit on my DMM Cirque so would recommend for that.I'd guess it would similarly fit most makes.
I bought the Petzl Pick and Spike Protectors for carrying an ice axe within my hold luggage whilst travelling abroad - it was important that my clothing and equipment were not damaged by the axe whilst in transit. On a previous occasion I had used generic black rubber pick and spike protectors that were not up to the job as the pick protector split causing the pick to protrude through and the spike protector simply fell off.
The Petzl products appear to be made from a more heavy duty material that more than adequately cover the 'business end' of the pick and the spike.
The pick protector has a retaining loop that keeps it in place and the spike protector has a neat toggle that is inserted through the hole in the spike to prevent it falling off.
Another bonus is the bright orange colour that makes it easy to locate them inside a rucksack pocket. Petzl have made some great improvements to a simple piece of kit which work well.