Voile designed its XLM Shovel to be as light as possible, without sacrificing an ounce of strength. The blade and shaft are crafted from 6061 aluminum, making the Voile XLM one of the lightest 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.
A lightweight avy shovel that's dependable when it matters
Tempered aluminum scoop with high tensile strength
T-handle assures compact convenience
Q & A
Solid as shovels get.
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I used two of these things digging out of over 8 feet of snow in the Uinta Mountains and they held up super well and did the job. Really light for packing but the paint did chip really quickly after only a couple uses.
Trevor McDowellreview on
great light weight shovel
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
a excellent small light shovel for my rando running pack to keep things light.