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No matter where you're headed in the backcountry, be sure to keep good company with a life-saving friend like Backcountry Access's anodized aluminum Extendable Companion Shovel. If a serious situation arises, pull out it out of your pack, extend it to its full length, and easily grip the translucent T-grip as you dig accurate snowpit columns with the flat back design - and don't worry about bending or breaking the strong, lightweight blade that's proportionded to resist shearing and compression.
- Mountain Gear
An extendable 40-inch-long shaft' Sweet. We're talking, of course, about the Backcountry Access Companion EXT Shovel. This shovel extends to an optimal length for digging, while the flat back makes clean snowpit columns for study and predictions. A reversible, offset D-grip feels natural in your gloved hand. If you have Backcountry Access' stowable Companion Probe, the probe will slip up inside the shaft of this EXT Shovel.
Description of Backcountry Companion Shovel EXTAt BCA, their passions are ski touring and innovation. Their mission is to constantly break new ground--on the snow and in the lab.Their company is owned and operated by dedicated backcountry skiers and snowboarders that live for freshies--and are stoked to be part of the outdoor industry.Optimized for snow safety use.FeaturesFeaturing BCAs innovative Education GraphicsSuper flat back for clean snowpit columnsOptimal proportions for shovel shear and compression testsSuper-strong oval shaft with T-gripFixed-length or extendable6061-series aluminum blade with oval ferruleReversible offset gripBlade dimensions 10x10.75 inches25x28 cmExtendable-length shovel Collapsed length 25.5 inches65 cm, Extended length 31.5 inches80 cmWeight 24 ounces680 grams
- US Outdoor Store
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