Telescopic handle quickly deploys and minimizes twisting while shoveling
C-handle enables easy grip even with thick gloves
Non-slip grip provides secure purchase, even with wet gloves
Non-slip foot rest
Quick lock system for automatic engagement when extended
Hoe function for easy bivy construction
Integrated bottle opener
Rated 5 out of
SturdyI bought this a week ago and have been testing it around the house in the varying snow conditions in Montana this year. This is the first review that I writing I am usually very reserved in doing such things, but I feel that this shovels worthiness needs to be mentioned. This is a sweet little shovel, with a lot of thought put into it. It has excellent grip with the logo sticker being made of a rough grip tape placed mid way up on the handle. Plus extra grip stickers in just the right areas so when your hands get wet and icy it still grips well on the handle and doesn't slide through your hands, making digging faster and easier. It is well built and very strong as I had the unfortunate event of finding out. I left it on the tail gait of my truck and ended up backing over it with both wheels. Don't ask how i did that one, all I have to say is that Murphy had his hand in things today. The shovel appears to have landed spade side down as I drove over it. There are some scuffs on the handle where the paint wore off from flexing while my Tundra truck rolled over the top of it. Nothing Broke! Upon inspection, the only thing that happened was that the upper shovel handle that slides into the lower insert got bent at the junction and would not retract. (the shovel was locked out in full length when driven over.) It took a few minutes in the shop with the handle in the vise and the use of a block of wood and a big persuasion club to get it back inline to work. The handle had some minor scuff marks, but did not brake. Other things worth mentioning are how fast the shovel puts together. I like where the handle fits into the shovel. It is flared out so you do not have to press the handle tabs in with your fingers upon inserting them together. Quick and easy. The back of the shovel has a well reinforced weld in the area that sees lots of force when prying on heavy materials or when in Another thing that needs to be mentioned is the weight of the item for those weight conscious people it only weights 1lb 7.2oz according to my scale. That was the Pre-driven over weight.
Have fun and be safe outside, (highly recommended DO NOT test gear the way that I do :) That's just my two bits worth of info.
Date published: 2017-02-18
Rated 4 out of
Tre Snow from
Strong and light shovel.I bought this shovel to accompany the BD avy kit I purchased that included the larger EVAC shovel. I used this PIEPS 660 shovel in my everyday pack and has proven to move a lot of snow quickly.