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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Voile's XLM Shovel page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

"Voile Avalanche Safety Xlm Mini Avalanche Shovel 418. If you're an ounce counter or cover great distances in your backcountry forays it's a shovel well worth considering. Its mini-size scoop made of thinner-gauge aluminum and non-telescoping handle lend a hand in making it the lightest shovel Voile offers. The XLM's has a cold forged scoop made from 6061 aluminum that has been heat-treat it to a T6 temper. At Voile lightweight never equates to wimpy."

- CampSaver.com

Voile designed its XLM Shovel to be as light as possible, without sacrificing an ounce of strength. The fixed shovel shaft and blade are made from lightweight 6000 series tempered aluminum, making the Voile XLM one of the lightest metal shovels on the market. If you carry a plastic shovel because of weight, now you can have the strength and reliability of a metal blade without being weighed down.

- Backcountry.com

Without compromising durability, Voile has shaved off as much weight as possible on the XLM Shovel to satisfy the weight obsessed, light and fast movers among us. Made from strong, heat-treated aluminum, this avalanche shovel checks in at just a pound and is only 24 inches long giving you the ability to strap it to your pack or pack away inside a pocket.

- Mountain Gear

The lightest in the Voile line-up, this shovel has been shaved to the absolute minimum for weight-saving efficiency. Strong 6061-series T6 aluminum construction is stout enough to chop through hard, icy snow. Removable handle makes the packed size small; packed length is a mere 14 inches. Large plastic T-handle for a good grip.

- REI