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REI Brenva Ice Axe
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REI Brenva Ice Axe

 
REI Brenva Ice Axe

Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: REI Brenva Ice Axe

Manufacturer: REI

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Created/Edited: Aug 8, 2007 / Aug 8, 2007

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Product Description

The REI Brenva ice axe's lightweight design can best be appreciated at high altitudes where every gram feels like a kilo.

Features

*Hot-forged, nickel chromoly steel head with classic positive angle shape

*provides lasting bite and chopping power

*Lithe 7075-series aluminum shaft wields easily for superb control

*Nickel chromoly spike plunges easily into hard-packed ice and snow

*An excellent choice for classic alpine routes and technical usage on ice falls and chutes(couloirs, goulottes)

Details

Weight 520 grams

Pick shape Classic/positive tip

Material Nickel Chromoly steel head and spike/7075-series aluminum shaf

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Reviews

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Grampahawklight and basic

Voted 4/5

Bought one for my son for the White Mountains.It's nice and light and very usable for self arrest. The finish has held up nicely also. It does not scratch easily. But I find it too light for any serious chopping.I actually tried using it to break up an ice dam that was forming on my roof last winter, but had to switch to a hammer.
Posted Apr 14, 2008 6:53 pm

Tsuyoshisolid

Voted 4/5

this was my first ice axe. i used it for long glacier slogs, snow couloir climbing and approaches to alpine rock routes. it does what an ice axe is supposed to do and all with confidence. the steel head takes a real beating before it needs sharpening and the shaft plunges well in soft and hard snow. the weight is descent but the added durability makes this a great axe if you only want to have one tool that does a variety of jobs.

i now use a air tech evo which is lighter (i have the shortest version 52 cm) and fully t rated. my brenva comes out when i'm taking a friend who doesn't have an ice axe.

overall, a solid performer for a great price!
Posted Mar 16, 2009 4:52 am

AlikaSolid, Good Price

Voted 5/5

A solid mountaineering axe for a very good price. Seems to be easier to handle than the CAMP or other basic, cheaper models.
Posted Mar 9, 2010 12:32 pm

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