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Manufacturer's Description

Visit Voile's XLM Shovel page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

When Voile built the XLM shovel they shaved as much weight off as possible without compromising durability. The fixed shovel shaft and blade are made from lightweight 6000 series tempered aluminum, making the Voile XLM one of the lightest weight 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.


If you are obsessed with ounce shaving grab one of these. The Voile XLM shovel weighs only 16 ounces. Voile has shaved off as much weight as possible without compromising the durability. The Voile XLM is a durable X-tra light touring shovel. Made with premium grade 6061-T6 heat-treated aluminum it is built to last. The scoop is a smaller size just like the Voile Mini shovel. It also has a clean blue anodized finish. Fixed, non-telescoping shaft length: 24.25"/62cm. Weight 16 oz./0.45kg

- OMCgear