You are not alone if you’ve noticed avalanche shovels have gradually develop into lighter, smaller, and, well, flimsier. Pieps took note and bucked the trend with its Shovel Pro+. Gram-counting skimo racers may wish to look elsewhere, but any other backcountry traveler or snow professional who prefers a stout shovel to blast through avy debris and make short work of snow pits will find what they’re on the lookout for with the Pro+. The blade’s sharpened edges are designed to cut through debris and concrete-like snow when every second counts. The T-Maintain has a rounded profile for a more comfortable in-hand feel and is designed in a way to avoid twisting at the same time as digging. The extendable shovel saves your back when you find yourself digging more than one snow pits right through the day, and it sheathes a high carbon steel snow saw that can be utilized to isolate columns or cut tree branches.
Blade Dimensions: 12 x 9.6 x 1.7in
Claimed Weight: 1lb 14oz