I'm kind of a mule, so if this shovel is a hair heavier than others, I'm not bothered. I like the big open, wrap around handle versus the the other, T-design and it's metal, full on. As soon as I got out into the BC with with a group and had the chance to test mine against the others, I had to step away from the plasticââalthough I am sure it's durableââI just kept thinking that I was not in a sand box.
I doubt you can find this feature on any of the shovels, but I would have been grateful for a handle attachment that would jack right into the shovel, for close digging in snow caves. I just took the head off and used it, but it was a bit awkward. Overall a great snow shovel that I see outlasting me.