Built to Work
The weight to work ratio of this shovel is fantastic. The D handle enables you to really dig in and move some snow around without your hands slipping around on the handle like most of the cheesy t-handle avy shovels. The blade of this shovel is a little shorter than one would expect, but to have such solid and durable tool in the backcountry, I'll take a little less surface area on the blade to keep it light. This is an excellent tool for any backcountry pack.