eGear Survival Essentials Folding Stainless Shovel
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- An essential, multi-purpose tool
- Durable, stainless steel construction
- Collapses for storage
- Carry case attaches to belt or pack
- Dimensions: 9.25" x 2.5" extended, Weight: 4.6 oz.
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|Item Dimensions||1.5 x 3.75 x 7 inches|
|Item Display Weight||2.4 Kilograms|
|Material Type||Stainless Steel|
|Shipping Weight||0.75 pounds|
Top Customer Reviews
Delivery was timely, but instead of receiving the two eGear shovels I ordered, I received one eGear-brand shovel and one UST-brand shovel. They look similar - identical, really - but differ in material and quality of manufacture. Surprisingly, the SKU numbers on the labels affixed to both boxes are identical; and I took that to mean the seller does not differentiate between brands when fulfilling an order. Upon opening them I was cautious to keep them separate and not to confuse the two, going so far as to affix small pieces of blue tape on the UST and its pouch before comparing them. After inspection, I could tell the difference without the tape.
I can not recommend the eGear product, and here's why:
Right out of the box the eGear shovel just felt a bit lighter, less substantial, and "cheaper" than the UST shovel; but to be fair, neither brand's model is very robust. Despite what the web page photo may depict, both the eGear and the UST shovels are stamped "Made in China" on the back of the blades. The eGear stamp was blurred and slightly askew; the UST stamp was crisp and correctly aligned. I was told that for both brands, this model is indeed made in China, not in the USA, but the brands are supplied by separate manufacturing sources in China. (Important note to potential buyers: there is a similar-looking but different, slightly larger and 2 oz.Read more ›
My complaints are with the seller, who shows the tool and the case saying e gear. It in fact does not say e gear but very a very ugly MADE IN CHINA instead. The handle does not securely lock in to place like the other ones I've had, and you could very easily cut yourself on the sharp edges if it were to collapse on your hand in the middle of being used, pressure being applied.
I felt deceived and lied to, I recommend steering clear of these commy supporters.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The quality is very poor: not fit when being unfolded and its case found a little too big and thus quite loose.Published 23 months ago by us lee
Nice addition to my 72 Hr. survival kit. A second will be used for backpacking.Published 24 months ago by Christopher White
If you're going to be digging into hard soil (like sun-baked clay) or rocky soil, this is a great choice. It 'bites' into soil well for its size. Build is sturdy. Read morePublished on May 3, 2014 by VoiceOver Guy
This is a useful piece of equipment for any bag or outing. It is often time helpful to have a shovel when pack camping etc. Read morePublished on March 28, 2014 by Dale Frazier
Really cheaply made would not advice a purchase, spend money and get something wort the money this is not. you been warnedPublished on January 14, 2014 by Robert Hinkel
I bought this shovel for my survival kit it's light, small, I haven't used it yet but seems to be made nicelyPublished on November 21, 2013 by Hero