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Backcountry Access B52 Extendable Shovel


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B52 Extendable Shovel

Look no further than the Backcountry Access B52 Shovel if you need a big, bad digging machine to build kickers or extract your peeps from an avalanche. The wide, durable, lightweight shovel and ergonomic grip let you scoop up massive amounts of snow way faster than your bro's teensy little shovel. The B52 was formerly known as the Chugach Pro Shovel.
  • Workhorse of a snow shovel built to dig out cars and make jumps
  • Bomberproof construction includes an alloy shaft and wide blade
  • Shaft adjusts for customized precision
  • End cap on shaft prevents snow buildup
  • Item #BCA0128

6061 aluminum
6061 aluminum
Assembled Length
40 in
Blade Dimensions
11 x 13.3 in
Packed Dimensions
30.5 in
Claimed Weight
2.1 lb
Recommended Use
backcountry touring
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5


I've put it through the wringer

I love having this shovel in my quiver. It's such a big bad snow mover. I have it on my sled and it makes getting un stuck and building jumps a much quicker process. The D ring handle provided such a good hold and the long handle and huge blade do the rest.

>Rating: 4

The B52 bomber.

I've put it through the wringer

This is a whole lot of shovel. Its nice for moving lots of snow and building booters in the BC but its big bulky and heavy... If Your trying to cut down on weight or have a small pack , there is a more appropriate option.

>Rating: 5

Snow Mover!

I've put it through the wringer

Great sturdy shovel that extends nicely to really dig deep without killing your back!

>Rating: 3

Strong Shovel, hard to fit in pack

Great shovel, except it won't fit in my North Face Snomad 34 tool compartment.

>Rating: 5

Kicker building monster

I've used it several times

Headed into the backcountry to build a kicker or dig out your sled? Leave the mini shovels behind and grab this one, shovels snow twice as fast and makes building jumps easy. Whether you're cutting blocks out or moving soft snow, this one is worth bringing with you.


Backcountry Access B52 Shovel

>Rating: 5

"We Don't Need No Stinking Tickets!"

I've put it through the wringer

When you pull this bad boy out, a red gleam of light will shine across the Vally! So bright, the lemmings getting chair lifted from across the canyon will stair in awe as their legs shrivel in it sheer presence. Bottom line, this shovel is comfortable to use because of it long handle and it picks up a lot of snow because of it large blade. This shovel would even make the Great Gold Hat proud!

>Rating: 5

back country kicker's best friend

I've put it through the wringer

This shovel is a beast and moves a ton of snow. Its really sturdy and I have never worried about it breaking when I'm hard at work building a kicker. The handle makes it really easy to use also. The blade is a bit big and the shovel is heavier than I lot of others but it fits fine in my Dakine pack. I wouldn't trade it for lighter models because If I ever needed to dig my pals out, I would be glad to have this shovel.

>Rating: 5

It's a beast

This guy does WORK! Very large blade to move a bunch of snow at a time. It's perfect for jump building, but it is a little larger than most would prefer for touring on a regular basis. The blade size can be a pain to fit in a smaller pack. We have an older Dakine model, approx 25L, and this just barely fits in the front pocket (with a squeeze). But for some serious snow-moving business, this model can't be beat. Very easy to assemble and handle. I would absolutely recommend it!

>Rating: 5

Moves a ton of snow

The B-52 is a sick shovel if your trying to move a lot of snow. Its a little to large to tour with on a regular basis but if your building jumps or shelters where your moving a lot of snow and shoveling for a long time its the best.