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The unique design of the Black Diamond Deploy shovel allows for ultra-quick utilization in an avalanche situation.
- Mountain Gear
Black Diamond Avalanche Safety Deploy 7 Shovel BD1021860000ALL1. When its time to stash the Deploy in your pack the curved handle slides down and hugs the contours of the blade to take up minimal space.
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.
The Black Diamond Deploy 7 Shovel is a packable shovel for ski mountaineering and splitBoarding adventures into powdery mountains. The 7 is the larger of the two sizes available, so if you're looking for plenty of blade volume to dig away at the pack, this little guy is ready. Collapsing down to 18.5 inches, yet expanding to a full 26.8 inches of length, you'll be ready in a moments notice, whether you're just testing for avalanche or in a more serious emergency situation. When you're not shoveling, it'll stash neatly in your pack, with the shaft nested nicely into the blade. Features of the Black Diamond Deploy 7 Shovel Curved, trapezoidal shovel nests in the anodized blade of the shovel Engages in a fraction of a second Hybrid D/T handle
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