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Black Diamond Evac 7 Shovel

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    5 Reviews

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    It does the trick.

    Whether you need to move snow in a hurry or dig out a perfect pit, the Black Diamond Evac 7 Shovel will get the job done. Black Diamond's top-of-the-line shovel, the Evac is made of rugged aluminum, with a telescoping handle and ergonomic D-grip handle to help you dig quickly and powerfully without taking up too much room in your pack. The Evac also converts quickly into hoe mode, so you can move large amounts of snow on steep slopes, and the blade has a flat-bottom profile that makes it easy to get flat and square walls in your snow pits.

    • Aluminum blade and shaft
    • Telescoping handle
    • Converts into hoe mode
    • D-shaped handle with dual-density grip
    • Black Diamond snow saw attaches to shaft (sold separately)
    • Item #BLD007Z

    Tech Specs

    Blade
    aluminum
    Shaft
    aluminum
    Handle
    D-grip
    Assembled Length
    3 ft 1 in
    Blade Dimensions
    [volume] 2.65 L
    Packed Dimensions
    26 in
    Claimed Weight
    1 lb 13 oz
    Recommended Use
    touring, backcountry
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Awesome shovel

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I purchased this shovel for an avalanche safety training course and have used it every time since backcountry skiing. This shovel is perfect. It's easy to assemble and disassemble, even in extreme cold temperature. This shovel makes quick work of digging snow pits. It is very light and doesn't weigh down my pack. I liked this size opposed to the 9. This one fits snugly in my pack, which I can't say the same for the 9. It's too big to even fit in the largest pocket.

    Awesome shovel

    Can you dig it?

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Yes you can. Enough said really.

    The two-way mount of the shovel blade is absolutely incredible and the telescoping handle makes it very easy to use.

    When in using the shovel in hoe mode, you'll have your pit dug out before you your partner pulled his snow study kit out. But more importantly if sh*t hits the fan and you're in a rescue scenario you'll be armed with the best tool for making a quick rescue.

    Sure there's probably a lighter more compact option out there. But, with all things considered in the backcountry, you really shouldn't be skimping on such a valuable tool.

    Geez... that's a sick shovel!

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    Super sturdy, digs nice, dual mode and not heavy... what more could you possibly ask from a shovel? I love mine!

    Just make sure you don't collapse the handle ALL THE WAY DOWN because you wouldn't like to be fiddling with it to dig out your friend while wearing gloves.

    Shovels and Hoes... Shovels and Hoes...

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    The Evac 7 is pretty basic and works much like other avalanche shovels on the market. The blade attaches and detaches from the handle using a spring-loaded push button. The same attachment system is also used to telescope the handle from short to long. The handle becomes twice as long in extended mode, which I found to be ample length for digging pits. When collapsed, the handle fits perfectly in my BCA Float 32 pack, but if you have a smaller pack and need the space, the telescoping handle gets even shorter with the option of collapsing it into the D-grip. This gives you about another inch of wiggle room.



    The D-grip is ideal, especially when wearing mittens. It is very ergonomic and has a rubber grip to prevent slippage during rapid shoveling.



    The shovel blade is nice and sharp. I found that it makes a much more even and straight cut when making snow columns for stability tests. The 45-degree angle between the blade and shaft also helps in this regard as it allows you to keep your hands away from the column wall when shaving it down to perfection.



    The biggest feature that sets the Evac 7 apart from the crowd is the hoe mode. A hoe moves snow a lot faster than shoveling and is much less physically demanding than throwing snow over your shoulder. In a rescue situation where there are multiple people digging to a victim, the folks in the back moving snow away from the hole would be much better served with the hoe mode as it literally sweeps the snow away.



    The only issue I have had with the Evac 7 is that I keep getting the shaft stuck inside the D-grip handle when I collapse it. Once in that position, it can be difficult to extract, especially on cold days when I do not want to take off my gloves for emergency shovel surgery.



    The Black Diamond Evac 7 is a major step up from the average snow shovel. The Hoe mode alone makes it worth ditching your old shovel for an upgrade.

    Shovels and Hoes... Shovels and Hoes...

    Dual Use

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Great shovel, makes digging out a base camp in the Uinta Mountains easy. The hoe feature was the reason I bought this, and found it very useful. A "D" handle is must as far as I'm concerned that was a non issue. Only complaint is the length; my other BD shovel is at least six inches longer. if you're over 6 feet tall this might take its toll on your back depending what you'll be using it for primarily.

    Black Diamond Shovel Comparisons - 2

    Shovels from Left to Right:



    Deploy 3 - BLD008B

    Deploy 7 - BLD008C

    Transfer 7 - BLD0932

    Evac 7 - BLD007Z

    Evac 9 - BLD007Y





    Jared D.

    Expert Gearhead

    800.409.4502 ext 4055

    jdowns@backcountry.com

    Black Diamond Shovel Comparisons - 2