Pieps C 660 Avalanche Shovel
The Pieps C 660 Avalanche Shovel with telescopic C-handle is the perfect shovel for effective companion rescue. The shovel guarantees lightweight and optimum stability.
So what’s up with the C-Shape Shovel?
It’s pretty awesome, actually. Thank about how great a D-Handle is – more shoveling power, better grip. Now think about your gloved/mitted hand and getting your fingers into the D-Grip . Can be a bit squishy, right? If this rings true to you, you’re going to love the dexterity of the C-Grip.
Things to consider when buying an avalanche shovel:
- Size – do the shaft and blade fit in your pack? (note: the bigger the shaft and blade – the more effective the shovel is).
- Weight – is it light enough to carry if you’re ski touring?
- Durability – will it stand up to the rigors of digging through avalanche debris? (note: more durable shovels are inevitably heavier!)
- Grip: D-grip vs. T-Grip – D-Grips (or C-Grips!) are more ergonomic and will make you a better shovel, but are heavier than a T-Grip.
Blade Dimensions: 28.5cm x 21.5cm x 6cm
Total Weight: 660g
Rescue sledge function
Rip Stop Pronounced center ridge
Integrated bottle opener
Special surface coating