Gorge Folding Shovel
The Gorge Folding Shovel features a fast and smooth push-button collapsible handle and a glass-filled nylon shaft with rubberized overgrip. The spade folds back, revealing a textured head to be used as a hammer for pounding in tent stakes. The Gorge is lightweight and packable for back-country camping and hiking.
- Overall Length: 16.50"
- Closed Length: 9.25"
- Weight: 28.0 oz
- Sheath: Nylon bag
- Handle: Glass-filled Nylon
- Easy-to-use push button slide mechanism
- Glass-filled Nylon Handle
- Pick made for hard packed ground
- Hammer feature at base, great for hammering tent stakes
- Nylon drawstring bag for easy transport
- Small, compact size great for camping, backpacking, etc.
I took this camping and it broke the first time I used it. I had to dig a cat hole. This shovel couldn't even handle that. I had to lay that monkey out on the bare ground. I left the shovel right next to it where it belongs. terrible.
Great shovel, havent had any problems, it is defienately a 'compact' shovel, very small.
I purchased my Gorge shovel several years ago. I've used it hard over that time, digging, scraping and some prying, it has never failed me! I backpack/prospect in the way outback of California and I have learned I can depend on my Gorge shovel.
It has a small shovel head and I bought it because it was a small shovel/hacker/beater/digger for whatever size hole I wanted to dig. It is still going strong and will go out with me in 2013. Oh, and the hammer does work and it is a lot better than using a rock with the possibility the rock will hurt my hand.
This was a waste of money. I expected a lot more from Gerber. And dont think their warranty will help. Look elsewhere for a good quality product.
It broke the first 6 inch hole I dug. It was soft most dirt with tiny roots. The spade broke right off on the weld spots.
Took it on a 5 day trip in the Adirondacks. Dug 3 6" deep holes in soft dirt (it rained every day) and the spade snapped on the fourth.
really? what did you expect from a $23 folding shovel?
Just like the other comment, product snapped clearly in two pieces when digging.
My buddy where laughing as he was prying, hammering, and smashing stuff with his ebay bought semi-plastic version.
I expected better from gerber...
Product failed on first use while digging in soft dirt. Unacceptable.
In addition, the edge of the spade is thick and dull, there's an opportunity to enhance the effectiveness of this tool with a grinder, but I did not have a chance before the product fa