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Ortovox Beast Saw Shovel

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An all-dependable snow shovel with integrated carbon steel saw.

Whether you're testing the snow for avy danger, building a kicker, or skinning out into the backcountry, be sure to have the Ortovox Beast Saw Shovel in your avy pack. This dependable shovel works for any snow conditions, from powder to solidified chunder. It boasts the same features as the regular Beast Shovel with its resilient oval aluminum shaft and blade, easy-grip sanded handle, and telescoping shaft for maximized digging efficiency. The Beast Saw Shovel also integrates a snow and wood saw inside the handle, which removes easily and slices though ice and snow with ease. Use it to dig snow pits, carve igloo blocks, or even saw through the pesky wood debris that's in the way of your snowmobile trail or ski traverse.

  • 5052 aluminum blade (strain hardened), powder coated
  • 6061 T6 aluminum handle
  • Integrated carbon steel saw
  • Sharp, protected cutting edge
  • Pack-friendly blade
  • High sidewalls and pronounced center ridge blade design
  • Rapid locking
  • Telescoping handle
  • Non-slip step grooves
  • Rubberized rip zone
  • Oval hand cross section
  • Item #ORT0162

Tech Specs

Blade Material
5052 aluminum
Shaft Material
6061 aluminum, [saw] carbon steel
Extendable Shaft
Assembled Length
2 ft 9.5 in
Blade Dimensions
10 x 8 x 2 in
Claimed Weight
1 lb 11 oz
Recommended Use
skiing, snowboarding, backcountry, snow study, avy rescue
Manufacturer Warranty
5 years

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Great Shovel

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This shovel is awesome, Just recently upgraded to this from an entry level BCA and the weight difference is huge! The built in saw is handy as I've had to use it everytime I've gone touring. Shovel digs great and is quite durable and breaks down into a pack just fine.

Great Shovel

Easy to use, digs great

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Got the Ortovox Beast Saw Shovel for my wife to use Backcountry skiing. It's fairly compact and lightweight, which she appreciates, but still has plenty of shovel for digging.

It assembles easily while wearing thick gloves. I thankfully haven't used it for avalanche debris, but it tested very well in plow debris and just digging through the snow pack.

The saw in the handle is a very cool bonus!

This shovel is a beast!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

This shovel is great! It is lightweight and designed well. I love how far out the handle extends making for easy shoveling. It is lightweight and strong. I have not used the saw tool, but it seems useful. I have used it mostly for expedition climbing and carry it for my BC skiing pursuits.

Best Designed Shovel Ever

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Lightweight yet super strong. Heavy duty sharp blade, extendable and easy to use handle and the bonus saw which although isn't great for digging pits, is immaculate for cutting the occasional tree that needs to be lit for a fire or pushed out the way of our snowmobile pinned against it. Love it.

Great shovel

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I had the Ortovox Beast and then I upgraded to the Beast with the saw at the end of last season. As far as a saw/shovel combo goes, this one is great. The saw is smaller than most snow saws that you purchase on their own, but it is very convenient to have a saw that stows in the handle of the shovel. They upgraded the lower grip this year so that it is a polymer grip instead of the grip tape/sandpaper one from last year. This is definitely nice if you happen to be wearing liner gloves or no gloves at all as it decreases the wear and tear on your gloves or hands.

It would be nice to have specs in metric system some day...
I know Google can convert it for me, but that's not the point

Agreed! Unfortunately, America hasn't quite fully caught on to metric! Also, the massive amount of content we upload on a daily basis makes it challenging to include all the details, especially in multiple measurement standards. Sorry for the hassle! Hit up a gearhead on live chat or give us a call if you have any questions!

How long is the blade on the saw, and does it have cm markers?

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