Excellent Balance of Size & Weight
Voile strikes a perfect balance with this shovel: among the lightest shovels on the market, yet has a long telescoping shaft with a D-grip. Very effective blade shape for moving snow.
What's not to like? Well, you could go lighter by foregoing a telescoping shaft (for a fixed-length shaft) and/or foregoing the D-grip for a T-grip. Also, the blade is a bit too curvy to be optimal for compression tests in a snowpit.
But overall, this is an excellent shovel, period.