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.
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