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NOW: £39.00 WAS: £54.00

NOW: £39.00 WAS: £54.00

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Product Information

The new Helium Friend is the strongest and lightest Friend 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 re-engineered 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 singleaxle, a 'floating' trigger design and the awesome holding power of our 13.75 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 generation.

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Product Features

  • Up to 6% lighter per unit
  • New springs, trigger stop, stem cover, low profile riveting and 12mm Dyneema sling
  • 13.75 Camming angle
  • Hot forged
  • Weight: 91gms

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Helium Friend 0.5 Cam reviews verified by Reevoo

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(8.7 out of 10)
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Scores 8.7 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
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(10 out of 10)


Continuous improvements on previous versions over the decades
Confirmed purchase: 10 July 2015
Published on: 04 August 2015
(8 out of 10)


Good camming action
Not a big fan of their larger sizes as the Camelots feel much better
Confirmed purchase: 12 June 2015
Published on: 26 June 2015
(8 out of 10)


It is easily placed... when you find an easy placement for it.
It did not make the standard of my climbing any better. I was expecting to be able to climb like E7 after purchasing this, alas I remain close to histerical whilst attempting a Diff...
Confirmed purchase: 16 April 2015
Published on: 30 May 2015