The U-Dig-It Stainless Steel Hand Shovel folding backpack shovel is a simple, yet versatile, shovel that is ideal for any backpacker’s needs. Although there a quite a few choices of folding shovels for this purpose, the U-Dig-It shovel is top of the pack in my opinion.
I’ll be honest, it’s hard to review a folding shovel, so, I’ll be brief…
- made of stainless steel (very durable material)
- it’s lightweight (about 6 ounces, which is lighter than most other folding shovels)
- blade length is a descent size to move a good amount of dirt (about 5 inches)
- comes with a carrying case
I’ve had the opportunity to use this shovel a few times while camping/backpacking and found the shovel to be everything you could expect. The handle is formed so that it is fairly easy to grasp. Of course, it is about as compact and lightweight as you could expect. Since it is stainless steel, it cleans up easily.
You can’t go wrong with this shovel and I would recommend it to anybody for this purpose.