The medium Black Diamond Deploy 7 is a great shovel for back country snow travel. You can toss it in your backpack and have it if and when you need it. Whether you’re skiing, backpacking, or shoe showing, this is a much better choice than plastic shovels. This is especially useful for avalanche preparedness. Aaron talks about the plus and minus of this medium, 0.7 gallon shovel for snow travel.
It weighs 700 grams according to the specs.
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