COMPACT SHOVEL AND PERFECT GUIDE’S TOOL
Compact and light. The SPADE’s rounded leading edge, compact blade design, and option between T-grip or D-grip handle make it a tool for more than just moving snow.
- Rounded leading edge easily penetrates consolidated snow
- Shaft grip makes digging faster and more comfortable
- Low profile blade for easy packing
- Maximum strength
- Telescoping shaft
- 6061 T6 aluminum blade, TIG weld
|Weight (kg):||630g (T-GRIP)||670g (D-GRIP)|
|Weight (lb):||1lb 6.2oz (T-GRIP)||1lb 7.6oz (D-GRIP)|
|Material:||6061 t6 aluminum blade, tig weld|
Purchased for a backup shovel; it's decent but a few dislikes: 1) the metal pins are very tough to work with gloves on and I would not want to waste precious seconds fiddling with a shovel pin (two of them) while my friend is buried. 2) the T grip is really just setup for right handed people. I'd suggest just sticking with their other shovel and go for the D grip!
I really like the shape and size of this shovel. I’m a firm believer that a smaller blade is faster an more efficient in Avalanche debris.
The downside to this shovel: The shaft grip is a great idea but it slipped after only a month and I had to cut it off. And finally, the notches in the T-Grip handle get full of snow, which then melts and gets your gloves soaked. A real pain in the butt when you’re digging kitchens and snow caves while winter camping. I made some modification using hockey tape to get around the later issue.