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When your gear can save your life, simplicity and durability are key. Black Diamond's Lynx Shovel is a compact, basic shovel with a durable aluminum blade and a removable T-handle aluminum shaft for easy storage and deployment when it matters most.
- Fixed-length removable aluminum shaft
- Aluminum blade
- T-shaped handle
- Item #BLD008D
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I bought this shovel this past winter to use for backcountry skiing. Sadly I wasn't able to use it much due to weather and injuries. I have, however, carried it with me on most of my summer adventures in case I needed it. It definitely comes in handy. Great, lightweight shovel that packs down well. Perfect for using as a giant spatula.
very sturdy and good size
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I keep it in my airbag in case of an avalanche it doesn't extend so its perfect for that. I haven't tried it on any avalanche snow but I don't see why it wouldn't work. The handle is thick and the blade is sturdy.
Great Simple shovel, great value
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This is a great shovel for the price. Its small and compact, quite light and gets the job done. I have used it only a couple times but design seems good and appears to be durable. No complaints yet. Fits exactly what i needed.
Does anyone have a suggestion of the best shovel for building backcountry kickers that is somewhat close in price to this one?
What is the length and width of the blade?
Dimension of that blade is 8.5 x 11 in / 21.5 x 28 cm