Voile XLM Avalanche Shovel

Voile XLM Avalanche Shovel
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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.



Part Number: 418
Weight(lbs/kg)1lb 2oz./0.50kg
Handle only14in/36cm
Scoop only (LxW)13.5x10in/34x25cm
Scoop Material6061-T6 Tempered Alum
Benefits/UsesLightestCompactDurable T6 Scoop

Product Reviews

ski mountaineering must have
I work as a professional ski patroller, ski guide, and big mountain guide: henceforth, I have quite the quiver of shovels I can choose from. I use this shovel for personal ski touring, ski mountaineering, and pounding out sidecountry laps at the ski area. Everything you need, nothing you don't. Sturdy enough for real shoveling and rescue, light enough to carry it everywhere.
Ty Guarino
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This shovel is small and makes my pack lighter and leaves more space in it as well. So Awesome!
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best little friend
I keep mine in my car for self-rescue during the ski season. This guy also works great for snow caving, quick backcountry laps, and as a loaner when your buddy forgot his shovel in the mad rush to get out the door and get skiing.
Daniel Hill
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Light is Right
Ski pack weight; it can make the difference between face shots and face plants. The simple, lightweight design of the Voile XLM shovel has come through for me time and again. From building a hasty quinzee at dusk, to digging a quick avy pit for compression tests, light equals fast. It tucks into my pack easily, so I can ignore it until I need it. Now, I just need to keep my son from "borrowing" it to sled down our icy driveway . . .
Cory Snow
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Part No: 418 UPC: 759948911496