Model: Pro Alu III
VERSATILITY If your buddy gets buried, you need to move snow and debris quickly, and this shovel can help. Just swivel the 11-by-9-inch-wide head to create a hoe, which lets you plow through debris efficiently—and with less effort—than digging. Assembly is fast and hassle-free, even while wearing gloves. Release points along the 17-inch handle allow for extension up to 33 inches.
GRIP Face-up, the aluminum handle is designed for right-handed use. Release the handle, flip it, and reconnect: Boom, left-handed use. Bonus: A rubber grip kept the shovel secure in our testers’ hands.
Durability No bowing or sticky buttons after a season of hard use. That’s a lot of performance for the moderate weight.
$69; 1 lb. 12 oz.; ortovox .com