VIVO E-Tool, Entrenching Shovel, Folding Spade, Survival Pick with Cover (SHOVL-V01B)
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- Whether you are embarking on a long wilderness adventure or preparing for emergency situations such as digging out a tire stuck in snow.
- Entire shovel can lock into a full 180 degree angle or if needed a 90 degree angle for tight situations.
- Spade head is 4.5” wide by 6.25” long with a serrated edge for sawing.
- Fine Black Finish.
- When completely collapsed, this shovel fits into a 6” by 8” black carrying bag which is included.
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|Item Dimensions||2.3 x 5.9 x 7.4 inches|
|Item Weight||1.55 pounds|
|Manufacturer Part Number||SHOVL-V01B|
|Shipping Weight||1.55 pounds|
VIVO’s portable fold up shovel is a necessity for any survival kit, whether you are embarking on a long wilderness adventure or preparing for emergency situations such as digging out a tire stuck in snow. This powerful yet easy to use spade comes in a fine black finish. When unfolded the VIVO shovel reaches 18” and is secured/locked into place with a simple twist. The spade head is 4.5” wide by 6.25” long with a serrated edge for sawing. Attached to the back of the head is a 4.5" pick for digging out roots. The pick can be folded back to avoid shovel interference. The entire shovel can be locked into a full 180 degree angle or if needed a 90 degree angle for tight situations. When completely collapsed, this shovel fits into a 6” by 8” black carrying bag which is included. This carrying bag has a belt loop for added portability. Ideal uses for this blade include camping, hiking, emergency digging, gardening, house repair, and many other outdoor uses.
Top customer reviews
I took it backpacking with me and had to dig through very rocky earth to make a good firepit. This thing handled it like a champ, with a minor adjustment.
When the shovel is left in the horizontal position (completely straight) and tightened, you will not be able to use it to dig through rough terrain in such a position. The locking mechanism isn't strong enough and the shovel will bend (without breaking or damaging anything, though). To dig through rough terrain you need to secure the shovel so the shovel and pick form a T with the handle. Then you can pick at the ground away to loosen it up and then use the shovel with both hands like a metal claw to dig the rough dirt/rocks away.
Yeah, after one use it's pretty beat up but completely usable and it'll last me at least another 10 multi-day treks, so I'm very happy.
Oh, and I used this shovel/pick to rake, poke, and prod a burning fire for several hours and it's totally fine. It's pretty lightweight too.
So, yeah, $10, rugged, and works well. What more do you want?
Found a nice spot near a river and went to dig for worms, on the first attempt to dig up the ground the shovel part bent. Seems the issue is that the shovel part has no ridge / line running up it so it's almost a completely flat face, this provides very little structural support. I know it's less than $10 but this is far from anything useful for actually digging in the ground. Perhaps taking tiny little angled bites out of the surface but even using this to plant flowers in my yard would be ridiculous.
Dirt got onto the pieces that move and just destroyed it's function to bend / Fold up and Lock into Place...
It will NOT lock into proper place any longer and the shovel is useless at this point unless I wanted to throw it at the dirt...