Shovels

Backcountry Access Chugach Pro EXT Shovel

Chugach shovel

Cirquerider

Pros: strong, ergonomic

Cons: big

Good shovel that is tough to fit in a pack.   Much better suited to external carrying.  As suggested by thesoggycow, it excels at digging out stuck cars.  It is strong enough to bust compacted ice and slush and the oval tube with D-handle doesn't slip around in your hands.
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Backcountry Access Arsenal Shovel w/240 Probe - Companion Blade

Backcountry Access Arsenal Shovel w/240 Probe - Companion Blade

The Backcountry Access Arsenal Companion Blade Shovel might seem like just another avalanche shovel. But lurking in the lightweight aluminum handle is a full-length 240cm probe that's ready for instant deployment. This two-in-one avy tool prepares you for backcountry rescue scenarios and streamlines your kit when you're running slackcountry laps or headed out for a lightweight tour.

Backcountry Access Arsenal Shovel w/35 Saw - Companion Blade

Backcountry Access Arsenal Shovel w/35 Saw - Companion Blade

Combine essential avalanche tools with the lightweight and functional Backcountry Access Arsenal Companion Blade Shovel. Equipped with a large aluminum blade and an integrated 35cm snow and wood saw in the handle, this shovel is ready for backcountry touring and snow study.

Backcountry Access Chugach Pro EXT Shovel

Backcountry Access Chugach Pro EXT Shovel

“Good shovel that is tough to fit in a pack.   Much better suited to external carrying.  As suggested by thesoggycow, it excels at digging out stuck cars.  It is strong enough to bust compacted ice and slush and the oval tube with D-handle doesn't slip around in your hands.” --Cirquerider

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Backcountry Access Companion EXT Shovel

Backcountry Access Companion EXT Shovel

An extendable 40-inch-long shaft? Sweet. We're talking, of course, about the Backcountry Access Companion EXT Shovel. This shovel extends to an optimal length for digging, while the flat back makes clean snowpit columns for study and predictions. A reversible, offset D-grip feels natural in your gloved hand. If you have Backcountry Access' stowable Companion Probe, the probe will slip...

Backcountry Access Tour Shovel System

Backcountry Access Tour Shovel System

When saving space and weight are a premium, the Backcountry Access Tour Shovel System stands out. The collapsible six-foot probe stows inside the handle, which saves space and makes it easier to access in a hurry. BCA's ovalized aluminum shovel handle is super strong and prevents the handle from rotating while you use it.

Backcountry Access Tour Shovel System - Extendable

Backcountry Access Tour Shovel System - Extendable

The Backcountry Access Extendable Tour Shovel System saves your back when you're digging snow pits. This shovel extends out to 34 inches for smooth digging, while the easy-to-hold oval shaft and T-grip handle make working with gloved hands easy. The Tour Shovel System stows Backcountry Access' Companion six-foot probe inside the shovel shaft for a compact package in your pack. The...

Backcountry Access Traverse EXT Shovel

Backcountry Access Traverse EXT Shovel

The Backcountry Access Traverse EXT Shovel offers the backcountry enthusiast a lightweight aluminum digger that extends out to 30 inches and weighs in at a modest 21oz. The Traverse EXT's strong oval shaft is easy to grip with a gloved hand. The T-grip can be looped through and worn without a pack with user-supplied webbing or rope, and the 6000-series aluminum blade powers through set-up...

Black Diamond Deploy 3 Shovel

Black Diamond Deploy 3 Shovel

Check out the Black Diamond Deploy 3 Shovel if you want a design that's light, small, fast, and simple. Couloir Magazine was so impressed they gave it their 2006 Degisn Innovations Award. The Deploy 3 Shovel's handle collapses into the blade for a tiny 17.3in package that's entirely self-contained. Just give the handle a pull, and its trapezoidal shape ensures it slides and locks...

Black Diamond Deploy 7 Shovel

Black Diamond Deploy 7 Shovel

Black Diamond's outside-the-box design makes their Deploy 7 Shovel extremely fast and idiot-proof for times when it matters most. It even earned the 2006 Couloir Design Innovations Award. The Deploy 7 Shovel's curved shaft collapses into the blade for a small package that fits easily into your touring pack, and it extends to lock into place with a quick pull. The shaft's...

Black Diamond Transfer 3 Shovel

Black Diamond Transfer 3 Shovel

The Black Diamond Transfer 3 Shovel combines a small size, low weight, and idiot-proof design for demanding backcountry fanatics. What sets the Transfer 3 apart from other avalanche shovels is its trapezoidal shaft. This Black Diamond shovel's shape ensures no rotation during setup, so it goes together fast and easy. In addition, the low 1lb 7oz weight puts a smile on the faces of alpine...