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Designed with a Y-shaped handle that takes the stress off your hand, this Arva Equipment Ovo Axe Backcountry Shovel is a must-have for ski touring in the backcountry, helping to ensure that you stay safe. Arva Equipment An innovative convertible shovel, which allows for switching the scoop on the T-handle, converting the shovel into a hoe. This feature can be very useful in very steep slopes, and by allowing you to move snow more efficiently than conventional shovels. The new oval and ergonomic handle allows for a perfect grip and terrific efficiency in the field. The edge of the blade has been designed to dig into hard and icy snow with maximum durability. Weight: 22.2 oz / 630 g. Handle material: Alu, ovoid shape. Weight (in grams +/- 3%): 650. Blade material: Alu anodized polydrox painting, 2mm thickness. Sleeve length (cm): 45/63. Blade Size (cm): 24 x 31. Length (cm): 66/84. ISMF certification: No. New alu insert: Yes. Automatic push pin: No. Scooop metal insert: No
- Tahoe Mountain Sports
Aluminum from shaft to shovel blade, the Arva OVO Axe Shovel converts from a standard shovel to a hoe-like tool for chopping through hard avalanche debris and moving snow downhill on steep slopes, which is proven to be faster than traditional shoveling technique. Simply remove the blade from the shaft and click it securely onto the y-shaped handle and you're ready to chop. The unique y-style handle takes stress off your hand so you can dig harder and faster when seconds count, and the handle swaps for left or right-handed users. The scalloped blade is designed to blast through hard and icy snow, has several cutouts that allow for the construction of a rescue sled, and collapses down into an easily-packable size so it won't slow you down when you're on the way up.
Arva has focused on innovating shovels and the Ovo Axe proves it. Designed with a hoe feature the Ovo Axe moves snow more efficiently than conventional shovels.Our innovation has focused on four new shovel types, including the OVO AXE, which is designed with a hoe feature to move snow more efficiently than conventional shovels.
By switching the handle on the innovative Arva Ovo Axe shovel, a user can convert the shovel into a hoe or axe. This feature is very useful on steep slopes, during an avalanche burial, allowing the searcher to move snow more efficiently than conventional shovels. This feature also makes hollowing-out a snow cave less work. The oval aluminum shaft feels good to the grip, and the handle also switches for left or right-handed users. Oval shaped aluminum shaft with ergonomic y-shaped handle 2mm anodized aluminum blade Converts into an axe or hoe for chopping and plowing
Move more snow efficiently using Arva's Ovo Axe Shovel. The hoe design lets you move snow without lifting and throwing over your shoulder. The Y handle keeps your hands from cramping so that nothing slows you down during the rescue. Collapse the handle to fit in your pack when not in use and extend it when you need it for better leverage.
- Mountain Gear