SketchAnchorwrote a review of Voile XLM Shovel on May 9, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it several times
First, the weight specs on my scale:
Blade: 11.95oz (339g)
Handle: 5.7oz (161g)
Total: 17.65oz (500g)
Compare to B-1, Deploy 3 or 7, and the other top 6061-T6 aluminum shovels and you'll find the same thing. My B-1 weighed 19.5 oz and it's shorter by more than 2 inches, with a much smaller scoop (90 square inches vs the XLM's 135). Next closest competitor is the Deploy 3, with a half inch longer length but a smaller (119 sq inch) scoop, which weighs in at over 20 oz for me. Personal preference but I don't like the handle design on the Deploy 3 or 7 because it takes up an awkward space in your pack.
One more thing to note -- the shovel shaft/handle is closed at the end with a plastic cap so you can't get snow stuck down it. Just thought you should know.