This lightweight shovel (less than two pounds) is already a classic as it was recommended to me by at least three backcountry enthusiasts. This is because it is first of all small and lightweight but at the same time virtually indestructible. It comes with a guarantee of being unbreakable, at least if you are using it for what it is to be used for: shoveling snow. And that is where it excels; even the heaviest and wettest snow won’t bend or break this reliable piece of gear. A powder-coated aluminum blade keeps the rust away and insures minimal wear. What is really nice is that it is featuring a telescoping shaft that can be extended to up to 42 inches in length. If you have to shovel snow for a long time, you will soon appreciate a longer handle (at least your back will).