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Lightweight and packable, this Arva Equipment Mini Ovo Light Backcountry Shovel gets the job done when you need it, without adding too much weight to your pack or making itself more cumbersome that necessary. The new oval and ergonomic handle allows for a perfect grip and terrific efficiency in the field. With a scoop that is 1.5 mm thick, this is a shovel with exceptional comfort and yet minimum weight. Weight: 19.0 oz / 540 g. Handle material: Alu, ovoid shape. Weight (in grams +/- 3%): 510. Blade material: Alu anodized, 1.5mm thickness. Sleeve length (cm): 41/55. Blade Size (cm): 24.5 x 28.5. Length (cm): 60/74. ISMF certification: No. New alu insert: Yes. Automatic push pin: No. Scooop metal insert: No
- Tahoe Mountain Sports
Bigger can be better, but not if it means you have to carry more weight on your back during a long day on Mont Blanc. The Arva Mini Ovo Light Shovel isn't a teensy-weensie ballerina, but it is smaller and more packable than most shovels on the market. It's also got a rough-and-tough aluminum shaft, a 1. 5mm-thick aluminum blade, and an ergonomic handle to make digging easier whether you're sculpting the back wall of a snow pit or chopping through avalanche debris.
The Arva Mini Ovo Light shovel converts to a hoe for fast snow removal, but is lighter and slightly smaller than others in its class. The new oval and ergonomic handle allows for a solid grip and terrific efficiency in the field. With a scoop that is 1.5 mm thick, this is a shovel with exceptional comfort and yet minimum weight. Oval shaped aluminum shaft with ergonomic y-shaped handle 1.5mm anodized aluminum blade Converts into an axe or hoe for chopping and plowing