The Voile XLM Avalanche Shovel is the rescue shovel for hardcore minimalists. If you‰۪re an "ounce counter" or cover great distances in your backcountry forays, it‰۪s a shovel well worth considering. Its mini-size scoop, made of thinner-gauge aluminum, and non-telescoping handle lend a hand in making it the lightest shovel Voile offers. The XLM‰۪s has a cold forged scoop made from 6061 aluminum that has been heat-treat it to a T6 temper. At Voile, lightweight never equates to wimpy. Weight: 500 grams, 1lb 2oz|Length: 24.25"