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!
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!
|Blade length:||10.5in (26.5 cm)|
|Blade width:||9.5 in(24 cm)|
|Handle Type:||T Grip|
|Packed Length:||46cm / 18in|
|Weight:||730g / 26.0oz (T-Grip) 770g / 27.2oz (D-Grip)|
|G3 Genuine Guide Gear AviTECH T-Grip Shovel||$44.17 - $44.90|
|G3 Genuine Guide Gear Avitech Shovel D-Grip||$51.96|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!