A snow-gobbling workhorse.
The Black Diamond Transfer 3 Shovel's home is in the mountains, where it can use its tough aluminum blade, trapezoidal aluminum shaft, and hybrid D/T handle to dig snow pits and plow through avalanche debris. The handle's extendable, and also pops out of the blade for easy storage in your pack and quick access when you need it.
- Aluminum blade
- Collapsible and removable trapezoidal aluminum shaft
- Hybrid D/T-shaped handle
- Holes for emergency sled construction
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I have the older version of this shovel and it works great. It is a very high quality tool. It's small enough to fit well in my pack, but big enough to avoid any headaches when digging. It's also nice to have the handle length that you want.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've never had to dig someone out in an avalanche, but I've dug snow pits and practiced with this.
It's light , very easy to assemble (even with gloves on), and WICKED sturdy. Nothing flimsy about it.
A shovel should be simply designed and easy to use. This piece of equipment nails it.