Black Diamond Transfer 7 Snow Avalanche Shovel.
The Black Diamond Transfer 7 Snow Avalanche Shovel is designed to cater to the increasing number of mountain professionals and serious backcountry skiers. Equipped with an ultra-strong aerospace aluminum blade, the Black Diamond Transfer 7 Snow Avalanche Shovel can remove big volumes of snow from the smallest footprint of space. The blade works by carving quickly through the snow during recovery and cutting clean during pit analysis. To enhance both reach and strength, the removable trapezoidal shafts extend to 86 cm (34 in), providing excellent snow-moving performance with rapid deployment in any mountain and backcountry situations. Additionally, the shovel features an ergonomic T-grip handle that is both glove and mitten friendly. Equipped with cutting-edge features, this shovel makes sure that excessive snow won t get in the way of your fun outdoor activity. This shovel is definitely a great choice for mountain professionals and backcountry skiiers out there.
This product can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.
Providing maximum snow-moving power and rapid deployment, the Black Diamond Transfer 7 shovel has a large-volume blade and sturdy shaft.
The lightweight, ultra-strong aerospace aluminum blade of the Transfer 7 shovel facilitates maximum snow removal in the smallest footprint of space with an optimized, extended shaft length.
|Blade Volumes:||2.65 L (0.7 gal)|
|Blade material:||6000-series aluminum|
|Blade size:||39 x 25cm / 15.25 x 10 in.|
|Extended Length:||40.5 in / 103 cm|
|Packed Size:||10 x 28 in / 25 x 71 cm|
|Packed length:||69.2cm / 27.25 in.|
|Shovel Blade Dimensions:||10 x 13 in / 25 x 33 cm|
|Shovel Features:||Extendable Shaft, Hybrid Handle|
|Upc, Ean, Isbn:||793661087120|
|Weight:||1 lb. 12.6 oz.|
|Weight (Grams):||812 g|
|Weights:||770 g (1 lb 11 oz)|
|Black Diamond Transfer 7 Avy Shovel||$54.95|
|Black Diamond Transfer 3 Shovel||$41.93 - $49.99|
|Black Diamond Deploy 7 Shovel||$56.21 - $74.99|
Just got back from a week long snow camping trip and a summit with this.
Overall great design. I can't say enough how happy I am that the handle isn't round; with frozen hands you don't want to mess with finding the buttons and this solved the problem quite simply. Moved a TON of snow quick. Bigger blade is definitely worth the weight, especially if you're digging pits often. The shovel was a bit cumbersome when trying to start off the snow cave but after the initial small areas were cut this thing was a block machine.
Only downside: the blade can get roughed up relatively quick if you're digging close to the ground or rocks, so don't dig near rocks or the ground, duh.
Just got this shovel and love it. It seems like you could use if for anything from uncovering your ski-partner to burying gold in your back yard. The long, telescoping shaft is great especially when combined with the large blade. Easy to break down into a more compact size. It is incredibly sturdy and it's shape allows for very efficient snow transfer. Can't understand why it wasn't crafted more like the D3 or D7 to allow the handle to slide all the way into the blade making it much more compact. However it's not a big deal if you don't mind a simple disassemble.
The blade just barely fit into my old 2002 Dakine Poacher but nonetheless it fit. Fortunately, I just picked up a new Poacher and the avi pocket is much bigger so it fits no problem. I'm a big fan of pretty much everything on this shovel. The blade design is extremley strong and able to clear a ton of snow very quickly. I bought this basically because of the handle design. The rectangular shaft and handle provide a ton of grip and it is dead simple to set up.
This fits perfectly into my CamelBak Snoblast. Not looking for a true backcountry shovel - more for making some small jumps or small digging. This is perfect for the job. Good size and the extension makes it a little more bearable. Great quality shovel - and I like the handle design. It was this or the deploy 7 and I went with this for the longer handle and bigger shovel since I wasn't worried about space in my pack.
With a big blade and long shaft, this is great shovel for making short work of digging in any type of snow. The trapezoidal shaft feels really sturdy, and the grip is pretty comfortable too. Only downside is that it's not very compact when assembled. I agree with the previous reviewer that it seems they could've designed the shaft to slide further down into the blade. Built for big pits and even bigger cheese wedges.
This thing will keep digging until you cant dig any more
the triangle handle doesnt flex at all and stays rigid even under heavy wet snow
only thing keeping it from 5 stars is the fact that with a simple design change the handle could go further into the blade and be much more compact but instead the handle ends up being like 15in long at its shortest
Really not sure about this one
I dont want to hate because its a great product and has solid build quality but it doesnt really fold up too well...
the handle stays about a foot long and it makes it hard to pack. If I could I would go with a different shovel that folds smaller