G3 AviTECH Shovel
„Probably the strongest shovel you can find”
This season G3 has introduced to the outdoor market it’s new product: AviTECH Shovel, an innovative, lightweight and „probably the strongest shovel you can find”.
In case of an avalanche burial, every second matters to rescue a buried person’s life. That means any equipment used mustn’t fail at all. Having this in mind G3 designed a shovel from heat-treated 6061 aluminum providing enormous strength and durability. Also the production technology is unique to avalanche shovels: Instead of simply bending a flat piece of aluminum into a three-dimensional shape, g3 hand-welds a shaft connector tube to create the most reliable and fool-proof shaft to blade connection.
“This is a very expensive way of making shovels. But if it comes to saving human being’s life, we believe that we simply mustn’t compromise on price”, says Oliver Steffen, the company’s president.
Easy and safe to use:
The AviTECH shovel allows 3 different shovel configurations: telescoping, collapsed and mini-mode. Besides, it has a unique and ergonomic D-grip handle to shovel larger loads and perform in heavy digging situations. Another feature is a predetermined breaking point built into the lower shaft tube. It is designed to break under enormous stress, instead of the shovel blade breaking. The user can then continue to shovel by inserting the upper part of the telescopic tube into the shovel blade. The 24 cm x 26.5 cm blade is an efficient yet packable size. For carrying outside of the pack, the shovel has a special pack attachment system that allows attaching the D-grip handle to the ice-axe loops on your pack.