The Wild Country Zero Friends Gear Review – A brilliant small size cam to add to your Trad climbing rack.
Price: £65.00 each, but available for less in the UK.
Pros: Great individual cam range, narrow heads, stiff protected spring flexible stem, strong with machined lob heads, ergonomic finger trigger and thumb loop, extendable sling, available in offset sizes.
Cons: None really, except maybe a bit pricey.
Wild Country Zero Friends Description
Wild Country Zero Friends provide versatile protection for narrow cracks and pockets. The Zero Friends are redesigned and have been newly released in 2020. They come in six sizes, from .1 to .75, . They have a consistent 17.6 degree camming angle, which allows them to fit in rounded pocket-like placements very well and gives them a wide range per cam. They have a loads of great features that make them a high performing cam. The have narrow heads and a great range for placement, have a smooth trigger pull and thumb loop, and a durable trigger wire design. They also have a nice range of easy to learn colours, and extendable slings. All of this makes for a great small cam device.
Key Updates: –
- Strong lightweight design.
- High-Friction Machined Cam Faces.
- Flexible stem cable.
- Narrow head width.
- Ergonomic finger trigger bar.
- Ergonomic open thumb loop.
- Extendable 10mm Dyneema sling.
Wild Country Zero Friends Specifications
- Weight 51g to 82.6g depending on size.
- The six cams cover placements from 8.5mm – 40.1mm.
- Certification – EN 12276:2013.
The Jurassic Verdict
Jurassic think that new design Wild Country Zero Friends 0.1 – 0.3 and Wild Country Zero Friends 0.4 – 0.75 are some of the best small cam devices available on the market. They come in six sizes, ranging from 40.1mm cam down to a very small 8.5mm cam. Their size and power are great, but wait until you get to see their ease of use, it’s superb. They have a flexible cable stem with a recessed cam spring design, and also have a narrow head design, which is optimal for shallow placements. The wide camming range means that you are more likely to manage to make a quick cam placement straight off of your harness. The Wild Country Zero Friends are a fantastic addition to an any Trad climber’s gear rack!