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MSR Operator Basecamp/Backcountry Shovel (T & D Models)

'MSR Operator Basecamp/Backcountry Shovel (T & D Models)'
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Manufacturer Description:

Uncompromising Strength. Optimized Ergonomics.

MSR shovels combine the two most critical elements for shoveling efficiency: uncompromising strength and optimized ergonomics. From their aggressive blades to rapid-deploy shafts and meticulously engineered handles, we’ve refined every detail to help you dig harder and faster. Our goal was to create the ultimate tool to charge through your most critical excavation jobs.

Universal Features
• Uncompromising 6061-T6 aluminum strength
• Durable TIG welded blade/shaft interface
• Rapid-deploy, two-section telescoping shaft
• Ergonomic handle for control with all glove types
• Neckless blade for strength and packability
• Aggressive serrated leading edge
• Flat back for digging smooth snow pit walls
• Upper shaft section fits into blade, maximizing shaft versatility

Technical Specs:

Operator T Basecamp/Backcountry Shovel
With a large, yet packable blade engineered for scooping and hauling, the Operator shovel is the tool for digging professional snow pits, constructing wind barricades and shelter walls. Its compact T-handle, steadfast strength and extendable shaft support mountaineers and dedicated backcountry travelers on multi-day, basecamp-supported missions.

Unique Features
Large blade angled for scooping
Ergonomic, low-profile T-handle

Operator D Basecamp/Backcountry Shovel
The Operator D shovel swaps out our T-handle for the utilitarian D-handle, needed for the biggest jobs when grip and maximum leverage trump a compact form.

Unique Features
Large blade angled for scooping
Utilitarian D handle

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Manufacturer: MSR Snowshoes and Poles
Model Year: 2014
MSRP: $69.95
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