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eGear Survival Essentials Folding Stainless Shovel

3.6 out of 5 stars 17 customer reviews

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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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26-403-7715 (pegable box) • 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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  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 3.8 x 1.5 inches ; 6.1 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 12 ounces
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  • ASIN: B006JA63OC
  • Item model number: 26-403-7715
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #512,422 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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We need reliable lightweight folding shovels for our survival BUG-OUT-BAG kits. Because of mixed reviews, my expectations in ordering these shovels were not really very high, but I was hopeful that the product would suffice, especially because the design looked to be small, compact when folded, and lightweight.

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.
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By RealSouth74 on September 11, 2013
I got this item free from a friend who didn't want it. You cannot really tell from the picture, but this shovel is small. Really small. It's not much bigger than a serving spoon, if any. Having said that, it is of decent quality. The pouch seems a little on the low quality end. It has a loop so you can wear it on your belt, but I would imagine the material would fail after a few wears. All that said, it is a decent little digging tool. I use it when I go metal detecting and it works pretty well for that purpose. Don't expect to dig a huge pit with this. I'd recommend an e-tool (army folding shovel) if you really wanted to do a lot of digging in the back country.
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As advertised. Not much to say about a cat hole shovel. Use this shovel backpacking. Good catch holds open when unfolded. Sure a plastic shovel is lighter but I'm rarely digging just sand. I find the metal folding shovel works well in the woods with roots. Other times there may be stones or rocks that it is able to pry out of the hole.
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By Paul on December 18, 2013
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I know these foldable tools are cheap little gadgets just to serve a purpose for a quick little dig, maybe a shallow fire pit or something, and I know not to expect much as I've owned these in the past.

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.
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This little shovel is a good addition to any pack. Lighter than a lot of folding shovels, and does not take up too much space. Very necessary for keeping human waste covered and protecting the outdoors.
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It cut right through old forest roots and hard alpine turf. I found it easy to fold out and again collapse it to fit in the handy carry case. It isn't all that much heavier than my old plastic trowel. but believe me not much is worse than having a trowel break on you when you are in a hurry. This little guy is built for the long haul and should last me the rest of my years.
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It works and is compact. A little heavy so if I was hiking I probably would not put it my back pack unless I thought I was really going to need it. Good for sticking it in your camping bin though.
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the title says it all, this shovel is super light-weight, extremely durable, and the handle locks tightly into a metal piece when it is extended. I love it.
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