Black Diamond Deploy 7

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A rapid-deployment shovel for backcountry use, the Deploy 7 has a trapezoidal shaft that locks in place with a quick pull, so you don't waste time putting things together when you need to be digging.

- REI

Tough and easy to use, the Black Diamond Deploy 7 shovel just might be the standard by which all avy shovels are judged. Black Diamond Deploy shovels are built for mountain professionals and serious backcountry skiers Utilizing a trapezoidal, curved shaft design, providing rotation-free, fast activation with the squeeze of a spring pin The shaft slides into the metal blade for integrated storage The exceptionally strong aluminum blade is made to move large quantities of snow quickly and create smooth pit walls The ergonomic handle feels like a D-grip but packs like a T-grip

- OMCgear

Black Diamond's outside-the-box design makes their Deploy 7 Shovel extremely fast and idiot-proof for times when it matters most. It even earned the 2006 Couloir Design Innovations Award. The Deploy 7 Shovel's curved shaft collapses into the blade for a small package that fits easily into your touring pack, and it extends to lock into place with a quick pull. The shaft's trapezoidal shape ensures it doesn't rotate and come apart from the blade at the worst time. No more digging thorough your pack for separate pieces or dealing with frozen, over-complicated attachments.

- Backcountry.com

Ready the moment you need it, the large Black Diamond Deploy 7 Shovel has a trapezoidal shaft that locks into place with just a tug, making it the go-to option for backcountry emergencies. The Black Diamond Deploy 7 Shovel, built specifically for backcountry travelers and first responders, is a lightweight, portable snow shovel that deploys instantaneously for emergency situations. Trapezoidal, curved-shaft design provides rotation-free, fast activation with the squeeze of a spring pin. For integrated storage, the shaft slides into the shovel's strong aluminum blade, which is designed to move large quantities of snow quickly and to create smooth pit walls. This integrated storage assures that this shovel will fit in just about any pack and still leave room for everything else you need. Weighs only 1 lb, 9 oz and measures only 18.1" in when handle is stowed. The ergonomic hybrid handle feels like a D-grip but packs like a T-grip. Winner of I.D. Magazine's Annual Design Award in 2009. The Black Diamond Deploy is the fastest loading and locking collapsible snow shovel out there - in emergencies, every second counts. Color: Burnt Orange. Weight: 700 g or 1 lb 9 oz. Blade Volume: 2.65 L or 0.7 gal. Blade Size: 10.3 x 15.75 in. Length Attached: 26.8 in. Length with Handle Stowed: 18.1 in. Material: 6000 Series Aluminum

- Tahoe Mountain Sports