deuce of spades trowel

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Ultra Lightweight 11' Backpacker's Trowel by Grizzly Peak

Ultra Lightweight 11' Backpacker's Trowel by Grizzly Peak

When you're preparing for a backpacking trip, this backpacker's trowel from Grizzly Peak should be number two on your list of things to bring. Constructed as a single piece of durable plastic, it carves through tough ground without breaking or cracking. Measuring 11' by 3.5' and weighing just under 2 ounces, it's perfect for the lightest of lightweight travels. Coming in both orange and black, this trowel features a rubber thumb grip and depth gauge to be sure you commune with nature without ever leaving a trace.


Key Features

An indispensable tool for dispensing in the Great Outdoors
Tough, single piece plastic construction stays strong in hard, dry soils
Features a rubber thumb grip for superior control, and a metric/imperial depth gauge
Weighs just under 2 ounces, great for ultralight backpackers
Measures 11' long and 3.5' wide

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The Tentlab The Deuce of Spades Backcountry Potty Trowel, 0.6 ounces

The Tentlab The Deuce of Spades Backcountry Potty Trowel, 0.6 ounces

The Tentlab Deuce of Spades backpacking trowel is a 'simple' little thing we came up with a couple of years ago. It looks as self-explanatory as one can imagine. How much could there be to a backpacking trowel after all? This one is delightfully deceptive - you really have to use it for yourself to see how surprisingly light, effective and tough this trowel really is. It's unique, mind-bending stealth feature, is that you can use it handle-down for 4 TIMES the digging power in hard ground. Use the handle end for breaking up tough dirt and wheedling out rocks; then use the scoop end to pull the dirt out quickly and easily. The combination makes the Deuce out-dig every other trowel, stick, or stake hands down. Anyone who poops in the woods should have this baby in their pack! Okay, it's almost impossibly lightweight, what's the tradeoff? Very simple: some handle comfort. The Deuce is light because it's thin - so there's a balance to be struck between carrying it's weight for hours and hours, and how its edges feel against your hand for the few minutes a day you spend actually digging with it. With thousands of Deuces sold, we can honestly claim the balance is right (probably exactly where most backpackers would put it if they were designing it for themselves). It's fun hearing what else our customers do with it: it's a great shoehorn; it's a good sand stake; it's allowed in carryon luggage; it's handy for bear canister screws; you can open beer bottle with it (like that's not a core function - ha!). What else?


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