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"Ortovox Avalanche Safety Kodiak Shovel Safety Blue 2112200001. Our KODIAK shovel boasts the largest shoveling volume (3.1 liters) in our product line so it can safely be called the fastest of the bunch. The blade is also extremely rigid (AL 6061 T6 is the perfect material for shovels) yet this tool is easy to pack and fits easily into any ORTOVOX backpack. Its cutting edge is sharpened and its upper edge is equipped with non-slip ridges. The shaft is oval (for greater rigidity) and has a telescopic non-slip rubberized surface. The D-grip is considered the most ergonomic grip and aids powerful shoveling of snow. It has been made more compact than its predecessor without compromising on length. Also new is the flat shovel blade which is now ideal for professional snow clearing. Ist clearing function is truly unique. The frictional connection between the shaft and blade is virtually indestructible saving critical seconds when used to save your companion's life. The editors of Bergsteiger magazine also recognized the perfection of Kodiak and honored the shovel with their Best Shovel award"


Boasting the largest shoveling volume (3. 1 liters) of any option in the Ortovox line, the Kodiak Shovel shaves precious seconds when digging out a backcountry buddy. An extremely rigid blade, sharp cutting edge, ergonomic grip, and unique snow-clearing design further enhance shoveling efficiency for faster rescues, as well as less time spent digging pits and more time shredding powder.


Free Shipping. Ortovox Kodiak FEATURES of the Ortovox Kodiak 90Adeg Easy-plug clearing function Sharp, protected cutting edge Non-slip step grooves Telescoping handle Oval handle cross section Rapid locking Rubberized grip zone Ergonomic D-grip Extremely strong, stiff and pack-friendly blade Rapid locking without pressing a button Pack-friendly SPECIFICATIONS of the Ortovox Kodiak Weight: 1 lb 12 oz / 790 g Scoop: 189 cubic inches / 3.1 liter Back Length: 34.6 - 19.3in. / 88 - 49 cm Blade Dimension: 11.8 x 9 x 2.4in. / 30 x 23 x 6 cm Handle: AL 6061 T6 (hardened) ALL CLIMBING SALES ARE FINAL.

- Moosejaw

This Ortovox shovel is tough, grips the snow and is lightweight. Kodiak is a large brown bear of Alaska. This shovel by the same name is just as powerful and resistant - but not nearly as lightweight. The scoop resembles a bear's paw: voluminous, sharp edged and unbreakable. It is made exclusively of high performance, tempered aluminum which is light and extremely stiff. The D-handle allows for the best possible shoveling; its sanded grip makes slipping impossible. The shovel has a telescopic design and is extremely resistant to breakage due to its oval shape. The unique design enables it to quickly transform into a hatchet with a D-handle. Material: 6061 aluminum T6. The Kodiak is one of the toughest snow shovels in the avalanche rescue industry. Available Color(s): Blue Saphire, Charcoal. Features: Easy-plug scoop function. D-handle. Telescopic shaft. Oval schaft cross-section. Sanded grip-zone. Non-slip treads. Sharp blade. Weight: 770 g. Shovel handle folded: 49 cm. Total length: 88 cm. Scoop: 30 x 23 x 6 (cm). Sanded grip: The shovel fits better in the hand by the sanded grip. Power is transferred to the shovel scoop directly, as the hand doesn't slip from the shaft. Kodiak chopping function: The Kodiak's chopping action is probably the most sturdy on the market. The shovel scoop is slid onto the shaft at a 90 degree angle. Thus aluminum fits on aluminum - a virtually indestructible constellation. The chopping action significantly supports the rescue of buried victims with two or more helpers. Strategic switching between the shovel position and chopping action (removal of snow) can save power and time considerably. D-handle: The D-handle is regarded as the king of all handles. Its orientation and ergonomics allow the maximum lift. Thus you get tired less quickly and can remove more snow at the same time. Conical shank: The shovel shaft has an oval cross section. The failure characteristics are thus much higher than round cross sections. The same is true for the stiffness. The force transmission and thus the shoveling performance are much higher. 6061 aluminum T6: The best type of aluminum that we use in our high-end safety products. The relationship between weight and rigidity is optimally explored. The 6061 aluminum T6 is used in all Ortovox shovel shafts and scoops of the Kodiak and Grizzly models. Telescopic shank: Due to the telescopic shank you get a better leverage while shoveling. At the same time the retracted shaft can be carried in any small backsack

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

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