Retailers' Descriptions

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MSR Avalanche Safety Responder Shovel 3158. Its serrated leading edge and exceptional durability withstand cement-like avi debris. And its straighter geometry excels in paddling snow quickly during a burial rescue making this shovel the choice for your rescue kit.

- CampSaver.com

The MSR Responder Snow Shovel is a packable shovel for Snow pits and rescue missions. The shovel begins with the smaller blade, in a 6061-T6 High strength, hard-anodized aluminum, that has a serrated edge to drive through Snow and ice. The shaft has two sections that telescope and deploy quickly ending in a T-handle that is ready to grip regardless of what kind of gloves you've got on your paws. The Responder earns a place in your day pack with just 1 lb, 6oz of weight. Features of the MSR Responder Snow Shovel Compact: Our smaller blade, featuring a reduced scooping geometry and neckless design for stashing easily in a backcountry or sidecountry pack; neckless design adds durability Fast Deployment: Two-section, non-rotational telescoping shaft and fast lock pin provide rapid, hassle-free deployment Ergonomic T-handle: Meticulously designed to offer the same comfort and control as a D-handle, in a compact, low-profile form that works with all glove types Versatile: Shaft's Upper section Fits equally well into the blade, allowing you to choose the shovel length you need Aggressive: 6061-T6 High-strength, hard-anodized aluminum blade, with traditional flat chopping face for stable strike and serrated edge to break up Snow and ice Straighter geometry excels in paddling Snow quickly during a burial rescue, making this shovel the choice for your rescue kit

- Moosejaw

MSR designed the Responder Snow Shovel for uncompromising strength and optimized ergonomics. The result is a shovel capable of cutting through cement-hard avalanche debris and a shovel that lets you dig snow pits without hunching so far over that your back hurts. MSR built this puppy out of lightweight 6061-T6 aluminum, giving it an aggressive serrated leading edge perfect for getting through hard snow quickly and a flat back for shaving smooth snow pit walls. The compact blade and low-profile T-handle make this thing extremely packable.

- Backcountry.com

The MSR Responder Snow Shovel combines strength, aggressive performance and efficiency with an ultra-compact, packable blade for backcountry touring, rescues and snow science.

- REI

The MSR Responder shovel's ultra-compact blade features a reduced scooping angle for ultimate packability in a small touring pack, and a flat back for shaving smooth snow pit walls during snow science. Its serrated leading edge and exceptional durability withstand cement-like avi debris. And its straighter geometry excels in paddling snow quickly during a burial rescue, making this shovel the choice for your rescue kit.

- Mountain Gear

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