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BLACK DIAMOND Deploy 3 Shovel

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  • BLACK DIAMOND Deploy 3 Shovel

    For avalanche safety, no other snow shovel allows you to react in an emergency as fast as the innovative Deploy. With its non-rotating trapezoidal design, you'll never waste previous time searching for spring-pin holes to lock.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Made of 6000 Series aluminum (shaft and blade)
    • Collapsible handle easily slides and locks into place, allowing length to adjust from 24.8 inches (extended) to 17.3 inches (collapsed)
    • Handle easily slides and locks into place.
    • Steep-walled 14 x 8.5 inch blade allows maximum snow transport
    • Flat-bottomed design digs smooth snow pit walls with flat surfaces
    • Unique "T&D" handle creates control and comfort, whether using mitts, gloves, or bare hands

  • BLACK DIAMOND Deploy 3 Shovel

    Weight 1 lb. 4 oz.
    Weight (grams) 567 g

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BLACK DIAMOND Deploy 3 Shovel
 
4.4

(based on 10 reviews)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality materials (5)
  • Well balanced feel (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Stylish (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Digging (4)
    • Powder (3)

    Reviewed by 10 customers

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    I <3 this shovel.

    By gkh

    from NYC, NY

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Quality Materials
    • Wide Head

    Cons

    • Short Handle

    Best Uses

    • Digging

    Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Deploy 3 Shovel:

    I bought this shovel on sale to have in my car for emergencies, and boy, was it a great buy! So far, I have dug myself out of various snowbanks, chipped a friend's car out of it's icy crypt (blizzard deposits covered in plow slush & frozen overnight). I was EXTREMELY impressed after I dug through the mountain of doom (3+ feet of plow slush frozen overnight) in my driveway when my FULL SIZED shovel BROKE! The -only- time I wasn't able to use this shovel was when -my- car was frozen in a crypt of ice; alas, the little fellow can't teleport. :)

    The one legit complaint I have is that the length of the handle makes it a little hard to use after about an hour of shoveling, and agonizing to use after about 2 hours. However, I imagine that it's one of the trade-offs necessary to make it so small & light.

    I would recommend it without hesitation.

    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    perfect gift

    By Snowangel

    from Colorado

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All around tool

      Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Deploy 3 Shovel:

      I bought this for my brother an avid skier, sledder and all around outdoorsman he loves it.

      • What Is Your Gear Style:
      • Minimalist

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Just what I wanted

      By James

      from Nyack, NY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish
      • Tough

      Cons

      • Cold

      Best Uses

      • Icy Conditions
      • Powder
      • Slushy Conditions
      • White Out Conditions

      Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Deploy 3 Shovel:

      This is a great product and just what I wanted. It is perfect for keeping in the car and in a backpack. My only complaint is that it does not have any sort of insulating layer that might make it a little more comfortable to use without gloves (such as when I take it out of the car). Some other models are either plastic or have a foam handle and/or cover that comes in handy. But this one looks much cooler (no pun intended) and will last far longer than one with a plastic handle and longer than the foam will last on any other model anyway.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      mighty little shovel that works

      By putz

      from nd

      Pros

      • Nice Compact Design
      • Quality Materials
      • Strudy Comfortable Grip
      • Well Balanced Feel

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Digging

        Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Deploy 3 Shovel:

        My son had this shovel along when we were out in the mountains snowmobiling and sure glad he did because the snow collapsed and buried my sled in an unforseen creek bed. This shovel really impressed us on how easy it was to use in the high altitude digging out my sled that I just received my own today . If you are a skier, snowboarder, snowmobiler , or just want to have it with your survival gear , it won't disappoint you.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Light, Sturdy

        By IceDoc

        from Freeport, Maine

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Grip
        • High function ergonomics
        • Quality Materials
        • Well Balanced Feel
        • Wide Head

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • BackCountry snow trekking
          • Snow digging

          Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Deploy 3 Shovel:

          The small size doesn't take up much room in the trunk or in a day-pack. The handle is simple to extend even in cold weather, or with gloves. The handle is easy and comfortable to grip even with mittens. The curve of the handle in relation to the head seems to make the throws so natural that it is easy to dig very quickly, while still pulling large amounts of snow. The material is sturdy enough to chop through packed snow or ice/snow mix, but very surprisingly light. The aesthetics are what one has come to expect from BD, clean and efficient lines, maintaining sturdy good looks.

          We got high centered on packed snow in the backroads of central Maine this winter (2011), and only used this one shovel to dig behind the tires and beneath the Jeep. My friends and I were so impressed, I'm picking up another one for more snow adventures!

          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          Broken on First Use

          By vr

          from north conway nh

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Bends/Breaks

            Best Uses

              Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Deploy 3 Shovel:

              I take this out for a trial run in the snow bank and one of the pins in the handle breaks. This shovel is a piece of junk. I will be returning it.

              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great light shovel

              By Taylorgeo

              from Moscow, ID

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish
              • Tough

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Powder

                Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Deploy 3 Shovel:

                Great pack accessory for skiing.

                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great Little Shovel

                By ski, ski, ski

                from Nelson, BC

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Stylish
                • Tough

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Powder

                  Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Deploy 3 Shovel:

                  This is a great little shovel. Fits into a smaller backpack and does not take up too much room. Easy to deploy as well!

                   
                  5.0

                  Perfect tool for the job

                  By CaptainMorgan

                  from Bozeman MT

                  Pros

                  • Quality Materials
                  • Well Balanced Feel

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Chopping
                    • Digging
                    • Prying

                    Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Deploy 3 Shovel:

                    A great and efficiently designed shovel. Very light and compact with fast deploy. Perfect design for chopping up snow and ice and prying chunks out. Did some practice digging in a snow ice bank and this shovels powerful design allows for fast and aggressive digging.

                     
                    5.0

                    Great Shovel

                    By Rob

                    from New York, New York

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Collapses Easily
                    • Comfortable Grip
                    • Packable
                    • Quality Materials
                    • Well Balanced Feel
                    • Wide Head

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Avalanche Training
                      • Digging
                      • Mountaineering

                      Comments about BLACK DIAMOND Deploy 3 Shovel:

                      Great piece of gear when in the back-country (though one you hope only to use in making shelters, or clearing a defined area). It moves a lot of snow fast, weighs nothing, and can easily fit in your pack.

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