If you're serious about moving snow that might be on top of your ski partner, consider carrying the Rocket. With a telescoping handle that extends to 65cm (25.6 inches) and a sturdy 24cm x 28cm blade (9.4" x 11"), the CAMP shovel can move some serious snow. While heavier than some other shovels, the Rocket makes up for it by being very packable. A clever design features no protruding blade parts that, combined with the collapsed handle, fits neatly even in race packs. This is the shovel for your fast and light setup on high avy danger days.
- Aggressive toothed design with a serrated boot-to-blade edge cuts through avy debris like butter.
- Telecoping aluminum alloy shaft has a subtle ergonomic bend to get the most out of your efforts.
- Blade design has no protruding handle connection that allows the shovel to pack flat in your (race) pack.
- Four holes in the blade allow for use as an anchor or yet-to-be-determined creative uses.
|Materials||6061 T6 Aluminum shaft and blade|
|Blade Dimensions||24cm x 28cm|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||High avy danger|
|Notes||Nice packable design|
|Bottom Line||Workhorse shovel|
Questions & Reviews
My only complaint is that the push buttons on the handle shaft which fix it to the blade (see the third pic) can get pushed into the shaft and don't pop back out. I've had to fiddle around with them using a few methodologies to get them to pop back out. Most of the time it's a quick fix, but on the other hand, it's probably not something you wanna mess with in an emergency. It's also possible that the button holders (no idea what to call them?) are supposed to be fixed in the shaft, and mine just came unstuck.
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