If you're all about light and fast, this is your shovel.
Small, fast, and strong, the Arva Ultra Shovel is certified by the International Ski Mountaineering Federation, the governing body of world randonee racing. If that means one thing, it means the Ultra is super-light and won't slow you down if speed is the most important aspect of your day. It also won't break, thanks to a carbon fiber shaft and tough aluminum blade with rescue-sled-ready slots, so, in case of an emergency, you'll be able to get your buddy down as fast as he got up.
- Carbon fiber shaft
- Aluminum blade
- Weighs only 10.88 ounces
- ISMF certified
Share your thoughts
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
The blade is small. The interface between the shaft and blade is not very tight. It wiggles a bit more than I like. But even with its deficiencies, it is nice to see such a lightweight metal bladed shovel on the market.