I live ultralight as much as I can but the UL options for snow shovels are weak or entirely inefficient. I could expect as much as three feet to drop in one night and I could…
- MITCH, 12/02/13
+ Nice large blade-moves snow quickly
+ Very sturdy, won't disappoint in heavy snow
+ Scrapes pretty smooth pit walls
+ Large handle great for bigger hands or m…
- Mallory, 04/23/13
Somewhere outside or inside.
Not the lightest shovel I have used while in the woods, but it definitely does the job. the scoop is solid and doesn't seem like it will break any time soon. Also, decent sq…
- Brent, 05/23/13
I keep this shovel in my trunk in case I ever need a shovel while not at home. The handle is more sturdy than you would expect for an expanding shovel. Its pretty compact and…
- Saranne, 03/28/11
This bolted onto my Mega Warrior rack in about 3 minutes and is a handy place to keep an axe or a shovel. although it does not lock so I just leave the mounted half on the ra…
- Robert, 04/18/12
Bought two of these things - great ! Actually since I have two sets, twice as muc fun - read on to see what I mean! Here is what I wrote for my other review Easy to install,…
- PAUL, 10/04/07
I bought this shovel to use on some backcountry snowboarding in order to make jumps and such and love it. The collapseable feature is really helpful to throw in a backpack. It…
- TROY, 01/10/11
I bought this with anticipation of using it on a trip out west and during ice climbing trips here in michigan and canada. However the shovel head is very large and hard to pac…
- neil, 10/25/13
About Avalanche Safety and Backcountry Snow Shovels:
These aren’t the kinds of shovels you use to clean off your parents driveway. They are like the hardened adventurous cousin of your average snowshovel. These puppies are designed to help dig you out after an avalanche. If you are doing any kind of serious cold weather mountaineering there is probably going to be a point where you wish that you could move a large amount of snow quickly before getting frostbite, you may even start to dig with your hands for a moment before you remember that fateful day when you took a leap of faith and listened to a random person on the internets advice and bought a shovel.
That day is today, and I am that stranger on the internet. Imagine how smart you are going to feel when you bust out your durable and reliable mountaineering shovel. Do me a favor and savor the moment when your shovel makes that first satisfying crunch into a virgin pile of snow. There is nothing quite like that feeling of taking control of nature and reshaping so it will stop trying to kill you.
I bet these shovels also work on other stuff too... Give me just a second... Yes. i can confirm that these shovels work equally well on large amounts of ice cream. I know that seems random but one of the most important tests that a utensil can be put through is effectively scooping ice cream without bending. Now go ahead and pick out a shovel, maybe one that matches the rest of your gear, I have 6 gallons of ice cream that I need to be eating.