Very light weight aluminum construction in a very handy size. Great for snow, sand and even mud. But its designed for lighter duty works, if you want it to last, avoid using it on gravel, rocks. Use steel shovel for those tough job
How accurate was the sizing? Close
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Good
Was the product free of any manufacturer defects? Yes
Picked up 4 of these for use in the car and camping. Works like a $65 shovel as far as I can tell. First trip to Yosemite 2/2011 was glad we brought them backpacking. Compact, lightweight, narrow enough to store easily, wide enough to be useful. Seems as durable as other shovels and I like that there are three length settings (product info only stated two positions but you can remove the black extension altogether).
Scouts like 'em, I like 'em, glad I purchased these.