The Voilé XLM Avalanche Shovel is the ultimate rescue shovel for
hardcore minimalists. If you’re an “ounce counter” or cover great
distances in your backcountry forays, it’s a shovel well worth considering.
Its mini-size scoop, made of thinner-gauge aluminum, and
non-telescoping handle lend a hand in making it the lightest shovel
we offer. But we couldn’t live with ourselves if we didn’t cold forge
the XLM’s scoop from 6061 aluminum and then heat-treat it to a T6
temper. Here at Voilé, lightweight never equates to wimpy.