GSI Outdoors Cathole Trowel

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GSI Outdoors Cathole Trowel - GSI Outdoors is working to protect the outdoors you love so much, and nothing shows this more than the Cathole Trowel. Made from repurposed GSI Lexan products, the Cathole Trowel helps minimize the eco-footprint left behind, and the serrated blade makes digging a breeze.

Support and Cushioning:

  • One percent of all sales go to support the Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics

Traction and Grip:

  • Thanks to its ten inches of leverage, serrated blade, and easy molded grip, this trowel digs holes way faster than a flimsy stick


  • The entire trowel is made from repurposed GSI Outdoor Lexan products


  • 10.3" x 2.6" x 1.0"
  • Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Usage Guidelines molded into back of trowel.
  • Serrated edges make for easy digging, even in the most stubborn soil
  • One percent of sales from this product are being donated by GSI to Leave No Trace programs
  • Graduated blade and Leave No Trace use guidelines molded onto the back help teach or remind you where to go about your business
  • 3.1 oz
Al's Sports
Serrated, sure-grip, sanitation shovel. GSI Outdoors Cathole Trowel Features: Made from repurposed GSI Outdoors Lexan products Serrated edges make for easy digging, even in the most stubborn soil. Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics Usage Guidelines molded into back of trowel. 1% of sales support Leave No Trace Weight: 3.1 oz. Material: Recycled Polycarbonate Dimensions: 10.3" x 2.6" x 1.0" Style number 2010

What do you do when you have 100,000 pounds of BPA water bottles? Well, if you're GSI, you grind them up and make Cathole Trowels out of them! These trowels are made completely from recycled BPA water bottles and accessories. Leave No Trace guidelines are printed on the handle and outline proper waste disposal in the wilderness.

Mountain Gear
A product that truly makes a green statement, GSI Outdoors' Cathole Trowel is crafted with re-purposed Lexan, a BPA-containing plastic material that was formerly used for drinking vessels. (Spring 2014)
Despite the dry or frozen soil, the GSI Cathole Trowel ensures that you can deposit your own brand of fertilizer into the Earth’s natural garden. Digging a personal latrine is more than a cosmetic camping practice because, when buried, your waste is quickly decomposed and absorbed as nutrients instead of running into the local watershed.
Serrated, sure-grip sanitation shovel.

• Dimensions: 10.3 x 2.6 x 1 inches.
• Weight: 3.1 oz.
• Material: Recycled Polycarbonate.
• *colors can vary due to the fact that these are made from recycled plastic.*

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Serrated, suregrip, sanitation shovel.
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Area:10.3" x 2.6" x 1.0"
Country of Origin:China
Dimensions:10.3" x 2.6" x 1.0"
Material:Recycled Polycarbonate
Nonstick Surface:no
Pot Grabber:no
Storage Sack Included:no
Upc, Ean, Isbn:090497020100
Weight:3.1 oz.
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GSI Outdoors Cathole Trowel Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

I have always just pushed a big rock over, shat in the indent and then just pushed the rock back on top of it. Worked for me.
I also enjoyed the ever so easy pull down your pants and grab a branch lean back technique.
The dig a hole and hope to hit the pit is new territory for me. I am a regular kind of guy, so squeezing the cheese is a 2x daily thing. Better than being Elvis and having 25lbs of compacted clay like fecal backup packed in there. I heard he had a heart attack on the pot while trying to expel that giant brick of peanut butter, banana and bacon sandwiches.
Hide it from your tent mate. nothing worse than getting some others excrement on your tool.

greg at on 04/15/2013

Hard to review a shovel, but I do have a bit of constructive advice for GSI (if you ever read these reviews) as you guys look at updating your products. The shovel I currently use (I won't mention the name because I don't want to drive traffic away from this website- and it is NOT made by any outdoor-type product maker) is long enough to hold a roll of TP on its handle- making it a convenient item to keep lying around at a campsite. Love GSI products, and if they could use recycled materials to manufacture a trowel with this type design, I would happily buy one from them!

Bruce Garris at on 01/20/2012

Went on a backpacking trip for 5 days. I was the only one to bring a trowel. Hardpacked dirt led to some grateful campmates. Anyways, does its job. I like the price and the repurposed materials. Good buy.

Katrina K. at on 07/29/2012

Neutral Reviews:

whether you need to dig a hole for personal use or clean up after your dog, this thing does the Job. It's a lot better than your hand and it only adds 3oz onto your pack. If you always find yourself on forest roads or miles from a toilet on the trail you should have this or something similar with you. Stash it in the car or in your pack but whatever you do don't head out in the BC without it.

Kyle at on 03/13/2013