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Black Diamond Deploy 7 Shovel

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    Black Diamond designed the Deploy 7 Shovel to fit efficiently in your pack, with a collapsible handle that nestles inside the blade for efficient use of space. It's made of tough, light aluminum, and features a hybrid D/T handle for comfort and efficient digging, making it perfect for everyday backcountry missions, small snowpits, and digging in tight spots.

    • Aluminum shaft
    • Collapsible trapezoidal aluminum blade
    • Hybrid D/T handle
    • Shaft nestles inside blade
    • Item #BLD008C

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    Too heavy

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've had this shovel for 6 years, and I always find myself trying to get out of taking it along by telling myself avy conditions are not as bad as they seem, that I'll make conservative terrain choices and don't need a shovel, or any other kind of rationalization you could think of. It's not the headspace you want to be in, but at 1.5lbs it's really unpleasant to add to my kit, especially if I'm taking any technical climbing gear along for the ride.

    Lighter weight shovels are usually more expensive (e.g. full carbon fiber shovels retail for 3x as much) or not functional (e.g. snow claw). There are some shovels on the market now which employ a metal blade with a carbon fiber shaft and weight nearly half of the Deploy 7. Much more palatable.

    Great, but..

      Pretty large shovel blade capable of moving a lot of snow fast. But, if you find yourself digging pits quite often, the generously curved blade can be a bit of a nuisance when trying to make a clean vertical face for accurate tests. Otherwise, solid shovel with no other apparent drawbacks.

      The Best

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This shovel is awesome. My fiance has the Deploy 3 and I like the 7 much more. The extra volume is really nice to have. Just like the Deploy 3 this shovel is easy to setup. The construction and quality of both these shovels is top notch. If there was one thing I had to complain about on this shovel it would be the amount of curve in the handle. Other than that I love this thing!

      Moving Snow

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      This shovel is one of my favorite tools. My buddy has the same one and we mostly use them to build backcountry booters. In the winter I keep it in my car in the event i have to dig out my car. If you can fit the deploy 7 in your pack get it. The smaller shovels just don't move snow as fast.

      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

      Hi Jared,

      Do you think the deploy 7 will be able to fit in my Arcteryx quintic 28? The dimensions I found for the pack are:
      Length x Width X Depth
      22.5” x 10”/14” (top/bottom) x 8”/9.5” (top/bottom)

      Thanks!

      Black Diamond Shovel Comparisons

      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