Black Diamond Deploy 3
Tough-looking piece of kit for a collapsible shovel. Yet to try on an avalanche site!
Collapses to a size where it will fit inside most 30L packs. Slightly pointed shovel seems good for tackling harder stuff. Shovel vents for snow release are few but hopefully sufficient. Sliding shaft components and shovel look strongly made and durable. Don't know about the durability of the all-plastic skeleton handle grip, looks strong enough, time will tell ...
06 January 2015
Well built design
this sturdy shovel is brilliantly designed with safety and ergonomics in mind. The stow away handle allows for ease of use in case the shovel needs to be rapidly deployed and is well made and compatible.
31 December 2014
A great shovel - neat, compact and good to use. Also - it is a wonderful colour - however that will be the last thng on your mind when you need to use it!!!
11 August 2014
Excellent compact backcountry shovel.
Best part of this shovels design is the integrated handle and shaft. No messing about trying to bring two parts together with cold or gloved hands.
Rather short shaft and most of your digging will be on your knees. Not really a problem. Ideal when digging a snow hole with limited room.
Slices into hard packed snow easily.
22 April 2014