The B-1 EXT Shovel is BCA's most popular shovel and comes with a telescopic handle and unbeatable strength-to-weight ratio. The weak point of most shovels is where the shaft connects to the blade. This is where BCA put the attention to detail and strength. The oval shaft and welded construction give shovels unbeatable strength. The BCA shovel blades lay flat in your pack with no protruding ferrule or “neck,” leaving more room for other backcountry essentials or luxuries.
Over 20 years of experience in avalanche safety makes BCA experts at their craft. Their hope is to not only give you the tools you need to stay safe in the backcountry, but also the knowledge. Their website provides a whole library of useful tips and tricks to make sure that you hopefully never have to use any of their products in a real life situation!