Press the pin, twist the handle. Deploying the hoe function on the new Voilé Hoback Series avalanche shovels is that simple — and by “simple” we mean fast. You don’t have time to fuss over your equipment, least of all during an avalanche rescue. The Hoback Series avalanche shovels are uniquely built to handle ice and debris, with features that will be appreciated on even your most whimsical outings.
It always pays to be prepared, and there can be no substitute for reliable avalanche safety equipment.
“Know Before You Go,” and carry your Voile shovel when you do.
• Rapidly deployed hoe function for rescue situations. Telescoping handle adjusts from 30° to 100° without removing the scoop: simply press the pop-pin and twist.
• New ergonomic D-grip increases leverage and accomodates mittens.
• Cold forged and T6-tempered aluminum scoop sustains the impact of every shovel strike, negating the possibility of broken pins when working through ice or debris.
• Flat shovel blade is ideal for conducting snow science.
Part Number: 421-DM
1lb 11oz / 769g
26.9in / 68.2cm
32.6in / 82.8cm
20in / 50.9cm
Scoop only (LxW)
10 x 9.7in / 25.4 x 24.7cm
Rapidly-deployed Hoe Function Professional's Choice Strongest
I bought this for its versatility to go from shoveling to being used as a hoe.
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The best avalanche shovel. Period.
When looking for an avalanche shovel, the only question you should have is do I want the regular size or the mini size. I prefer the mini for ski touring and I prefer the regular size for camping trips and to keep in the back of the truck through the winter. There is no question that Voile's Hoback shovel is the best avalanche shovel on the market. Period.
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Not one of those flimsy lightweight things that won't dig your friend out when you need it to. This thing is a snow moving machine. Great for digging snow shelters, kitchens and study pits