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Nothing digs like a goat.

Avalanche pros know what's up when it comes to gear, and for years they've been using, abusing, and trusting the G3 AviTECH shovel for snow study pits, avalanche rescue, and the occasional big ol' backcountry booter. Built with a flat aluminum blade, the AviTECH is perfect for digging out smooth pit walls or chopping through debris, and has several slots designed to facilitate building a rescue sled. The aluminum shaft is tough and durable, but a blast of adrenaline can kick you into overdrive in emergency situations, leading to a snapped shovel—to remedy this, G3 designed the telescoping shaft in two parts, allowing you simply remove the broken section and continue digging. This edition has been styled out with the goat logo, helping it to stand out whether you're scooping out a kitchen on Denali or digging practice pits in your backyard.

  • Heat-treated flat 6061-T6 aluminum blade
  • Two-part telescoping shaft
  • Powerful D-grip handle

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Great Shovel

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

Easy to use. Durable. Comes apart easily and fits in a backpack no problem.

Hasn't let me down yet!

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It digs stuff

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

A shovel's a shovel, but this one's got a goat on it.

Simple, clean design. Lightweight, packable. Nailed it.

55 G3 AviTECH shovel

  • Familiarity:I've put it through the wringer

This is the exact same shovel as the G3 AviTECH shovel but in a cool blue color and sporting the goat logo!

"The" shovel to have if you are working in the snow industry. As mentioned in the description, the flat blade profile makes it easier to dig smooth faced snow pits/profiles.

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Handle detail; Only G3 logo on shovel


Fine shovel

  • Familiarity:I've used it several times

Still haven't figured out what separates this from the G3 avitech, but the build is solid, the blade is metal, and shaft fits relatively tightly together.