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Whether you're digging a snow pit or practicing partner rescue drills, Arva's Axe Shovel dependable and versatile, making it a great addition to your avalanche safety kit. Its generous aluminum blade efficiently moves large amounts of snow, and the extendable shaft quickly snaps into place so you don't waste a second in an emergency. The Axe's unique Y-shaped handle accepts the blade, which turns the whole shovel into a hoe for chopping through firm snow or avalanche debris.


Designed with a Y-shaped handle that takes the stress off your hand, this Arva Equipment Ovo Axe Backcountry Shovel is a must-have for ski touring in the backcountry, helping to ensure that you stay safe. Arva Equipment An innovative convertible shovel, which allows for switching the scoop on the T-handle, converting the shovel into a hoe. This feature can be very useful in very steep slopes, and by allowing you to move snow more efficiently than conventional shovels. The new oval and ergonomic handle allows for a perfect grip and terrific efficiency in the field. The edge of the blade has been designed to dig into hard and icy snow with maximum durability. Weight: 22.2 oz / 630 g. Handle material: Alu, ovoid shape. Weight (in grams +/- 3%): 650. Blade material: Alu anodized polydrox painting, 2mm thickness. Sleeve length (cm): 45/63. Blade Size (cm): 24 x 31. Length (cm): 66/84. ISMF certification: No. New alu insert: Yes. Automatic push pin: No. Scooop metal insert: No

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

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By switching the handle on the innovative Arva Ovo Axe shovel, a user can convert the shovel into a hoe or axe. This feature is very useful on steep slopes, during an avalanche burial, allowing the searcher to move snow more efficiently than conventional shovels. This feature also makes hollowing-out a snow cave less work. The oval aluminum shaft feels good to the grip, and the handle also switches for left or right-handed users. Oval shaped aluminum shaft with ergonomic y-shaped handle 2mm anodized aluminum blade Converts into an axe or hoe for chopping and plowing

- OMCgear

Move more snow efficiently using Arva's Ovo Axe Shovel. The hoe design lets you move snow without lifting and throwing over your shoulder. The Y handle keeps your hands from cramping so that nothing slows you down during the rescue. Collapse the handle to fit in your pack when not in use and extend it when you need it for better leverage.

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