Rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Snowtrekker7 Extremely Durable!
I bought the red version of this shovel 3 years ago. I carry it in my backpack from November through April, the snow months up here at 10,000 ft. in Colorado. I've chopped through 7-foot-high berms of hard-packed snow, compressed by our county snow plow. I've shoveled multiple tons of snow off our trails where they cross over our county road and are consistently re-closed after every snow storm by the county plow. This 3-piece unit is incredibly durable. No part of it has suffered ANY damage, not even a bending of the metal at the lower edges. Yes, some of the paint has worn off at the bottom edge which is to be expected after so much intensive use. My friend borrowed it for his search-and-rescue training session on avalanche rescue when he misplaced his expensive, folding avalanche shovel. He said it worked just as well as his shovel. The 3 pieces snap together quickly. I don't have to remove my heavy leather gloves. I'm planning to buy 2 more for our vehicles!
March 18, 2014