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These shovels are amazingly strong and light. If you break the blade, Life-Link will replace it! Telescoping aluminum handle makes digging a cave a breeze. The scoop is removable making this a very compact unit.
- Altrec Outdoors
The Life-Link 3DX Shovel is lightweight, packable, and a must for backcountry travel. Built with a burly, feather-light polycarbonate blade, the 3DX is guaranteed for life'so forget about breaking it even when hammering through the hardest avalanche debris.
CLOSEOUTS . The Life-Link 3DX collapsible avalanche shovel is ideal for backcountry skiing and boarding, building kickers and snow shelter construction. Collapsible 6000-series aluminum handle Unbreakable, detachable polycarbonate blade T-style grip Collapsed length: 26” Extended length: 37” Length with blade detached: 19” Blade: 12x9 Weight: 1 lb. 7 oz. Material: Polycarbonate blade and aluminum handle CLOSEOUTS . USA.
- Sierra Trading Post
The proven avalanche shovel has a T-grip and extendible telescoping handle, so you can stand up straight and move snow quickly and easily. Made of polycarbonate, this modern shovel is very light, strong, and packable. Plus it comes with Life-Link's lifetime warranty: you break it this blade, Life-Link will replace it, no question about it. Handles are 6000 series aluminum tubing; rubber grip on shaft. Detach handles from blade by means of locking detents. Two holes in bottom of blade for Slingblade system compatibility. Polycarbonate blade is durable, lightweight, and doesn't bend like aluminum. Detached length 19 inches; Attached: 26 inches; Extended: 36.5 inches. As well as a great avalanche safety tool, shovel is useful for backcountry skiing and boarding, camping, building kickers, and car emergencies.