Backcountry Access D-2 EXT
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The Backcountry Access D-2 Extendable Dozer Hoe Shovel is the answer to the digging dilemma. The Dozer D-2 EXT is a highly effective hoe shovel. It features positive slip-proof grips on both the shaft and blade. The Dozer easily converts to a traditional shovel making it adaptable to any backcountry situation. D-2 EXT is extendable and still packable. The 6061 aluminum BCA Bomber shovels feature an oval shaft with a more packable, bombproof, "ferrule-less" blade, ergonomic grip, and T6 heat treatment. The Bomber Shovels now feature an end cap on the shaft, which prevents snow from building up along the inside. The Bomber line boasts an off-the-chart strength to weight ratio, while taking up minimal storage space in your pack. Remember, the excavation process in an avalanche rescue is where the most time can be lost or gained.
Whether you're brrraaaapppp, braaappppping on your snow machine, skinning up the track, or rappelling into a couloir, the Backcountry Access Dozer Hoe Shovel with D2 EXT Blade digs like no other thanks to its hoe shovel design that easily converts into a traditional shovel.
The convertible Dozer D2 shovel from BCA goes from standard shovel to Hoe-style digger with a few clicks. The D2 blade is incredibly strong and dependable, and there's a slip-proof grip at either end of the shaft so you can dig faster than ever.
- Mountain Gear
The BCA D2 Extendable Hoe Shovel aka "The Dozer" is inspired by modern leashless ice tools and has positive slip-proof grips on both the shaft and blade for maximum snow movement. Easily converts to traditional shovel. The extendable length increases leverage, decreases back pain and cold hands. Tough, yet light, aluminum shaft and rattle-free blade connect securely for maximum shoveling control B-2 blade, oval shaft, and T6 heat treatment One year warranty
Dig like a machine with the Backcountry Access Dozer(TM) Hoe D-2 EXT avalanche shovel. Easily converts between a hoe and standard shovel to move massive amounts of snow when you're digging snow pits or searching for a victim. Positive grips on the shaft and blade give you a solid hold on the shovel for efficient digging; shaft grip cradles your hand similar to a leashless ice tool. Aluminum blade and shaft are light and strong. Shovel weighs 936g (2 lbs.) and is 81.1cm (2 ft. 8 in.) in the extended shovel configuration; measures 62.6cm (2 ft.) in the extended hoe configuration. Backcountry Access Dozer(TM) Hoe D-2 EXT avalanche shovel collapses down to 47cm (1 ft. 6.5 in.) to stow in your backpack.