G3 Genuine Guide Gear AviTECH Shovel

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The G3 AviTECH Shovel is a guardian angel for backcountry professionals. With its stress tested, heat treated aluminum blade and TIG welded handle, you will never have to worry your shovel failing when you need it the most. The G3 AviTECH shovel is easily collapsible to fit into your pack so you won't have to compromise space for your other valuable accessories. You will have peace of mind knowing you will have ready access to a rescue sled with the slotted blade and will always have a place to store your ice pick with the unique accessory loop. It's time to learn why professionals and enthusiasts alike won't hit the mountain without the G3 AviTECH Shovel!

Weather and Wind:

  • Flat blade surface ideal for snow study use

Traction and Grip:

  • Powerful D-grip handle uses common ice axe loops for secure attachment

Webbing:

  • Rescue ready webbing slots for sled configuration

Features:

  • Telescoping shaft
  • TIG welded tube joining blade and shovel
  • Unique stash compartment built into handle
  • shaft for maximum strength
  • Innovative, light, durable and reliable, this aluminum shovel will not bend or crack when called upon to perform in the most strenuous rescue conditions
  • 6061 T6 aluminum blade, TIG weld
The House

The G3 AviTECH Shovel is next evolution in shovel technology. This lightweight, extremely reliable and durable shovel is a must have for serious backcountry enthusiasts and professionals alike. The blade consists of ultra-durable, heat treated T6 aluminum and the D handle is completely collapsible for easy portability inside of your backpack. In addition to being the most versatile shovel on the market, the G3 includes slots on the blade that allow for the easy construction of a rescue sled in emergency situations. Don't get caught in a dangerous situation without the G3 AviTECH Shovel!


Backcountry.com
The G3 AviTECH shovel brings shovel technology up to date. G3 has re-engineered the reliable aluminum shovel design to create an innovative, light, strong, and durable shovel for backcountry travelers and industry professionals. Heat treating the technical aluminum connector tube and blade after TIG welding relieves residual stresses and produces a stronger shaft to blade interface. The powerful D-grip handle has stash pocket and a unique ice axe loop attachment. The shovel also features a slotted blade for emergency rescue sled construction.

Berg's Ski Shop
The G3 AviTECH brings shovel technology up to date. Innovative, light, durable and reliable, this aluminum shovel will not bend or crack when called upon to perform in the most strenuous rescue conditions. TIG welded and heat treated, premium 6061 T6 aluminum blade to ultimate strength in tightest spots where gear failure is not an option. Rescue ready webbing slots for sled configuration so you can hook-up to your skis if you need to drag someone out of the backcoutry.
Mountain Gear
Designed to satisfy the needs of industry pros and backcountry explorers, the durable AviTECH Shovel from G3 is light, strong, and innovative.

Oregon Mountain Community
An OMC staff favorite! The G3 AviTECH brings shovel technology up to date.
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Blade length:10.5in (26.5 cm)
Blade width:9.5 in(24 cm)
Handle Type:T Grip
Packed Length:46cm / 18in
Shaft Material:Aluminum
Weight:730g / 26.0oz (T-Grip) 770g / 27.2oz (D-Grip)
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G3 Genuine Guide Gear AviTECH Shovel Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

I've had a few different shovels over the past ten years and settled on this one for a few different reasons. The three things that I require in a shovel are a D handle, extendable shaft and flat back blade profile for digging snow profiles.
"The" shovel to have if you are working in the snow industry. As mentioned earlier, the flat blade profile makes it easier to dig smooth faced snow pits/profiles.

Stan M at Backcountry.com on 12/31/2013

Easy with mittens. Sturdy when assembled. Consistent and confident when used. This shovel is it when you need something you can really use. Others might be lighter and have a more clever design, but the avitech is what you want in your hand when you really need it. Epic shovel, get it.

Joshua Moore at Backcountry.com on 11/05/2011

Love it! Does the job perfectly, and digging works fine with mitts to thanks to the D-handle. I don't think you can require much else from a shovel. Although it might be a bit on the heavier side for long touring.

Kristian Larsen at Backcountry.com on 05/24/2011

D-handle compact shovel that is great for digging snow pits for avalanche awareness training. Easily disassembled for stowing in a backpack for safe travel in the backcountry.

tgarzajx1863251 at Backcountry.com on 02/19/2012

Neutral Reviews:

Seems to be a well built shovel. ive only used it to dig a few snow pits and to test the snow pack. thankfully not for a rescue. It is well built and sturdy however a bit heavier than i expected. i decided to use it primarily for my snowmobile backcountry travels. i have a black diamond shovel i will continue to use for ski touring!

darin at Backcountry.com on 01/13/2010