marlinmajnoonwrote a review of Backcountry Access Companion EXT Shovel on May 4, 2011
This may be a good shovel for all I know, but I was looking for a 40 inch shovel and this one is only 31.5 inches fully extended. Check Backcountryaccess.com for the correct stats on this product.
When I asked Backcountry.com to pay for the return, they graciously did so, but also told me that the assembled length as described "30-40.5in (71-103cm)" is a range that covers the 31.5 inches I measured. You've been warned.