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Arva Equipment Snow Plume Shovel. Simple and tough, this Arva Snow Plume Shovel is an efficient mountain workhorse that combines lightweight aluminum with a carbon fiber shaft that packs power but not weight
- Tahoe Mountain Sports
The Arva Snow Plume is for all skiers and freeriders who want a minimal weight and efficient shovel. Made with a carbon handle and aluminum scoop, which is 1.5 mm thick. Weight: 13.4 oz / 380 g
- Mountain Gear
Tough, reliable, and lightweight, the Snow Plume serves as the workhorse of Arva's line of avy shovels. From first time backcountry travelers to seasoned-experts looking to keep their kit simple and reliable, this shovel does the trick. Carbon fiber keeps the shaft light, a square-shaped aluminum blade gives those weary of plastic blades an option that doesn't boast the weight of an elephant.