DURABLE AND VERSATILE BACKCOUNTRY SHOVEL
The AVI remains the choice for those who want a reliable tool in case of a backcountry emergency, as well as an easy to use tool for all snow study needs. Available as powerful D-grip or lightweight T-grip handle.
- Maximum strength
- Shaft grip makes digging faster and more comfortable
- Flat blade surface for snow study use
- Telescoping shaft
- Slotted blade for rescue sled construction
- 6061 T6 aluminum blade, TIG welded tube joining blade and shovel shaft
|1lb 10oz (T-GRIP)
|1lb 11.2oz (D-GRIP)
We like having a variety of shovels in our party. I really like the combination of the t-grip with the wide mouth for clearing broken snow
Great Lightweight strong shovel! Nice colour as well :)
'- G3BetaTeam -
Those familiar with the older similar shovel that was red: this one is a new version that is super similar. Just redone and in a slightly more lovable colour. The blade is sturdy and you'd feel confident bashing through melt freeze snow without damaging the blade. So far from use I haven't had any problems for build quality.
The grip fabric on the shaft does tend to get a little snow caught on it during use if you're near zero degrees (or solar pit above -5c). But it's manageable and minimal. If you're really concerned about moisture in your bag that might be annoying and you could cut it off.