Ortovox Kodiak

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The Kodiak is more than just a bear which lives in Alaska! This Kodiak brings with it the same weapons as its namesake: a big paw, sharp claws and uncompromising robustness. The crucial factors for a good shovel are the materials it is made of and the sophistication of its design. The Kodiak is made of 6061 aluminum, the best available at the moment for shovel production. As in all the Ortovox shovels, only oval tubes are used which have a much higher breaking strength than round shapes. The shovel scoop was designed according to the same principle. The curved edges of the large scoop absorb the forces evenly and distribute them in all directions. In this way there are no peak forces which can lead to breakage. And of course, a robust shovel can only function well though if the ergonomics are good. Ortovox has provided the Kodiak with a D-handle which helps it fit your hand very well. The telescopic shaft has a grip area which is sanded to prevent hands or gloves from sliding off.


Tests in the past have shown that with strategic shoveling and a combination of various techniques much time can be saved while rescuing a victim. One of these techniques is the shovel's chopping function. Ortovox completely redesigned the scoop so as to develop an inimitable featur: the shaft retracts exactly into an aluminum guide on the scoop and thereby converts into an adequate axe. In combination with the D-handle, this means that crucial time can be saved when chopping in the race to save lives.

With a total weight of 770 grams and packed size of 49cm, the Kodiak is suitable for all types of ski tours and may even find fans in parks. Building kickers from hard packed snow in the future should be no problem for the Kodiak.

Traction and Grip:

  • Sanded grip zone
  • Ergonomic D-grip

Features:

  • Easy-plug scoop function
  • Rapid locking without pressing a button
  • Extremely strong, stiff and pack-friendly blade
  • Telescopic shaft
  • D-handle
  • Telescoping handle
  • Non-slip step grooves
  • Sharp, protected cutting edge
  • Oval handle cross section
Backcountry.com (Fall 2013)

Whether you’re building a snow barricade or tearing one down, you can’t go wrong with the Ortovox Kodiak Shovel. The rugged, tempered aluminum Kodiak features a telescoping handle so you get more leverage when you dig, yet it’ll fit neatly in your pack. You can manipulate both the Kodiak’s blade and the handle to create a hatchet for caving.


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As rugged and respected as its furry counterpart, the Ortovox Kodiak Shovel will dig out your partner faster after a slide. The Kodiak is an aggressive shoveling machine with a solid "D" Grip handle that can also be converted to an efficient hoe.
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Back Length:34.6 - 19.3" / 88 - 49 cm
Blade Dimension:11.8 x 9 x 2.4" / 30 x 23 x 6 cm
Handle:AL 6061 T6 (hardened)
Scoop:189 cubic inches / 3.1 liter
Weight:1 lb 12 oz / 790 g
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