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Deploy Shovel

Black Diamond

Designed for streamlined storage in your pack and quick deployment in emergencies, the Black Diamond Deploy Shovel features a nesting, trapezoidal, curved-shaft design that helps it deploy much faster than traditional snow shovels. The Deploy is built with lightweight aerospace aluminum, and its compact dimensions make it ideal for small pits and tight digging situations.

 

  • Curved, trapezoidal shaft nests in the blade of the shovel
  • Engages in a fraction of a second
  • Hybrid D/T handle
  • The Deploy 7 has a greater blade volume
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