Snow Shovels

Publisher’s Gear Guide Update (Nov ’23)

The Publisher’s Gear Guide has been updated. This gear guide contains recommendations in various categories by Backpacking Light Publisher and Founder Ryan Jordan. This is the gear he actually chooses to use on his own trips.

3 snow / avalanche shovels (mammut, g3)
Gear Swap

Mammut Alugator Pro Light SE avalanche / snow shovel. NWOT. $55 G3 Avitech shovel, lightly used. $55 Mammut Alugator Twist shovel. Used. $40   meet up in Wy, Wa, or…

Snowclaw Guide Shovel

The Snowclaw Guide Shovel is not our top pick for avalanche safety (it doesn’t have the muscle to plow through consolidated avalanche debris) but we highly recommend it as a…


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