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The Voile Rescue Shovel is an essential piece of gear for backcountry activities. You should never go into the backcountry without a shovel or a probe. Now you can carry these two safety items together in one piece of equipment. A 2.6 m probe is held in the shaft of this full sized shovel. Easily click off the T-handle for quick access to the probe; it will be there when you need it. Made from strong and lightweight aluminum throughout the Voile Rescue Shovel System is a reliable companion for all of your out of bounds adventures.

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    Although a telescoping handle would have made it a great shovel, the incorporation of the probe into the handle is the shizzle for a compact and light unit. The shovel head to handle link is a little loose, but you don't notice this when cutting blocks or 'paddling' snow.

    The probe is quick and fairly easy to deploy from the shovel, even with gloves on.

    Decent sized shovel head to move plenty of snow quickly, but not so big that smaller users would struggle with it.

    Voile Has Great Customer Service

      Bought a tour light probe and used it for years. Was doing some avy drills, and 1 section of the probe got bowed (Worst conditions possible and user error). Voile took care of it no questions asked. That lead me to purchase this shovel. The blade fits in even my smallest pack (Dakine Heli Pack), and the shovel handle fits great on the side. The shovel size is ideal for fast digging. The probe is completely legit. I have bought shovel probe combinations from other companies in the past only to be disappointed with the probe length (too short).

      Does anyone know what probe it is? The...

      Does anyone know what probe it is? The spec only says it's 2.6m. I'm wondering if it's a Voile Tourlight which matches the length but I can't tell from the picture. Thanks.

      Hey is this shovel and probe or jus the...

      Hey is this shovel and probe or jus the shovel

      will the handle assembly (shaft and handle)...

      will the handle assembly (shaft and handle) fit in the side of a dakine heli pri backpack?

      On the shovel itself it has two holes, one...

      On the shovel itself it has two holes, one on each side of the shovel. I am wondering what these are for. I could imagine they could be used to fasten the shovel to a backpack, etc. For example, picture the letter U, where U is the shovel. At the top of each side of the U there is a hole. What is this for? Actually, you can see the holes on the picture above.

      I'd also like to know if the shovel and...

      I'd also like to know if the shovel and handle (with probe inside) detach to fit inside a backpack.

      Does the probe fall out when the handle...

      Does the probe fall out when the handle is not attached to the blade?

      Best Answer

      The probe only comes out when you want it too. I dig all day with the probe safely secured inside the shovel handle, and when the handle shaft is detached from the shovel blade, the probe is secured in the shaft by a spring clip on one end and the t-handle on the other. In short: the probe only comes out when you remove it via the removal of the T-handle.I've had this setup for 3 years.

      Is the probe long enough to be effective...

      Is the probe long enough to be effective?

      Yeah, at 8.5 feet it is a little shorter then average but it will get the job done fine.8.5 feet of snow equates to many tons of snow that will have to be removed in order to find the victim. Any deeper of a burial and the chances are very slim you could even dig them out in time.

      Does anybody know the dimensions of the...

      Does anybody know the dimensions of the shovel blade? I'd like to know if it will it fit in a Dakine Helipro packs shovel pocket?