Wild Country Helium Friends


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Weight 87 g / 3.07 oz 91 g / 3.21 oz 95 g - 3.35 oz 104 g / 3.67 oz 109 g / 3.84 oz 117 g / 4.13 oz 145 g / 5.11 oz 171 g / 6.03 oz 208 g / 7.34 oz

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A rackful of Wild Country Helium Friends will make any trad climber feel safe with their unrivaled combination of usability, durability, and versatility. These lightweight Friends feature durable, hot-forged lobes with the original camming angle (13. 75) for maximum versatility in variously sized cracks, and overlapping ranges offer a plenitude of placement options. 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, and anodized each cam with a different color for simple organization.

- Backcountry.com

For only the third time in 33 years Friends have truly changed The new Helium Friend is lighter and more solid than ever building on the unique heritage of the most inspired innovative and copied product in climbing Stylish dynamic and ergonomic the Helium Friend is designed to be the ultimate Friend and has been superbly reengineered to achieve this aim At the head radically revised new hot forged cam lobes shed weight without loss of strength create more range per unit and optimize the overlaps between sizes At the base a new thumb loop trigger and sling combine to give a smoother action with more reach and extra clipping points The Helium Friend redefines ease of use As testament to the first Friends the Helium stays true to the original key immutable concepts those features Friends did first and best that have been proved time and again since day one So the Helium keeps a slick single stem and predictable single axle a floating trigger design and the awesome holding power of our 1375 degree cam angle It is this mix of old and new classic and radical of experience and proven design that makes the Helium Friend the most complete cam there is This is the Friend that completes the sharpest lightest racks the Friend for the hardest sends and the most insane cracks the Friend to lead the next generationTechnology Features and SpecificationsDesigning the Helium Friends from scratch has made some essential differences to its features form and function Significantly Helium Friends have got a more concise and ordered range trimming the number of units to nine while at the same time each Friends individual range has increased and importantly so has the overlap between units both adjacent and alternate Simply put this means theres a better chance the unit either side of the one you need but dont have will fit the placement you need it to more placements with less units The slick external overhaul also brings big benefits with a new stemthumb loop making smoother triggering and giving a longer reach per unit meaning deep placements are easier to place and remove and the new sling should mean less need to extend However not scrapping all that went before has also left lots of well tested features instilling this new unit with an instant confidence and familiarity in the hand and creating a unit with an unrivalled combination of utility durability and ergonomicsNew FeaturesHot forged cams New trigger New Thumb loop New 12mm Dyn sling Trigger stop Nine Sizes New springs New stainless axle All units 12kN New stem cover More reach Up to 6 lighter per unit Up to 20 more range per unit Bigger overlapsClassic Features1375 cam angle Single axle Single stem Scaled head width Full floating trigger with independent cam triggering Full strength cam stops Colour codedNote that this item of climbing safety equipment is nonreturnable Please call us toll free at 8772368428 or email bentgatebentgatecom with any questions

- Bentgate.com

Wild Country Helium Friend Cam - Helium Friends offer an unrivaled combination of usability, durability and ergonomics that make them the first choice for trad climbers around the world. The perfectly refined range of nine Friends is light, flexible and above all supremely usable. Featuring large overlaps between adjacent units, as well as overlaps between alternate sizes, there are plenty of placement options even if you run short of units on a big pitch. New for 2014 our 12mm Dyneema extendable slings help prevent ~walking' and eliminates the need for a quickdraw; saving weight, time and hassle!

- Outdoorplay

For only the third time in 33 years the iconic Wild Country Friends have truly changed.Radically revised hot forged cam lobes shed weight without losing strength. Wild Country also created more range per unit and optimized the overlaps between sizes. A new thumb loop, trigger and sling give a smoother action with more reach and extra clipping points. The Helium Friends keep a slick single stem, singleaxle, floating trigger design and the awesome holding power of Wild Country's 13.75 degree cam angle.

- CampSaver.com