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B-2 EXT Avalanche Shovel

(13 customer reviews)


Backcountry Access’s mid-sized shovel for pros and advanced recreationalists while in the backcountry. This product will take up minimal storage in your backpack.



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The B-2 EXT avalanche shovel is extendable and comes with the medium sized B2 blade. The B-2 EXT is the ultimate tool for those as serious about digging and snow safety as we are.  The Bomber line boasts an off-the-chart strength to weight ratio, while taking up minimal storage space in your pack. Remember, the excavation process in an avalanche rescue is where the most time can be lost or gained.

B-2 EXT Avalanche Shovel Features

  • The 6061 aluminum BCA Bomber shovels feature an oval shaft with a more packable, bombproof, “ferrule-less” blade, ergonomic grip, and T6 heat treatment.
  • Includes an end cap on the shaft, which prevents snow from building up along the inside.

Avalanche Shovel Resources

B-2 EXT Avalanche Shovel Video

Additional information


1.6 lb / 720 g

Blade Dimensions

10 in x 11 in / 25.4 cm x 27.9 cm

Handle & Shaft Collapsed Length

16.5 in / 42 cm

Handle & Shaft Extended Length

23.25 in / 59 cm

Assembled Collapsed Length

24 in / 61 cm

Assembled Extended Length

31 in / 79 cm

Blade/Shaft Material

6061 T6 Aluminum

13 reviews for B-2 EXT Avalanche Shovel

  1. Weston Deutschlander

    Yea it is a shovel and yea they all do the same thing. Or do they? I have used many a shovel and I really like this one. It is not the lightest shovel out there but it can dig with a shovel twice its weight and size. I snowmobile a lot and therefore get stuck a lot which means a lot of shoveling. This thing moves the heavy crap, cuts great pits and stash’s in a nice small package.

  2. John Duke

    This shovel stays with my pack so I can easily grab it on a big snow day accessed from the resorts. However, that pack does stay in the back of my truck when not in use, and this shovel has dug out myself, friends, and plenty of mountain tourists out of the ditch as well as early morning truck evacuations from the previous nights snow fall.Not the lightest, but Ill gladly trade that for a larger blade to move more snow.

  3. Lester Bafia

    First impression very well made, strong, collapses to a very small size. own the B1 too this one is much bigger on the shovel size. ++++

  4. Derek Pearson

    I’ve had some good luck with this shovel. Blade and shaft are very sturdy and strong. Top plastic part of handle could possibly crack, but hasn’t on mine in over a couple years. Folfd up and stores nicely in your pack. Also good for building booters or even digging out your car/truck.

  5. Colter

    This is a legit shovel with a nice big blade that still fits in your bag with ease. I hate it when my partners have small little shovel blades that cant move snow quickly, or a plastic blade that fails to cut through hard snow with ease. This shovel, however moves snow quickly and has a burley blade but it isn’t heavy or bulky. I use the shovel to build big old booters but its also a safety tool, and I love it.

  6. Weston Deutschlander

    Had this shovel for years and it has performed flawlessly. Love that it is so compact and fits in any pack. Even though it is small, it is BURLY. I have dug out my sled and others so many times with this thing, serious snow mover. As a snow nerd, the absolute best part of this shovel is the blade. With a bit of practice, you get amazingly clean pit walls. I can trust this shovel and know that any time I pull it out, I can 100% rely on it.

  7. Jordan Emery

    Solid shovel.. I find it to be very nice and light for how large the blade is. Very basic and functional backcountry shovel. Solid construction and I especially love the large blade size for that moment when you might be in a rush to dig out a buddy.

  8. Isaac

    This is the largest shovel I could find that would fit in all of my backpacks avy-gear compartments. I’ve used it for the past couple months for building jumps, digging my sled out, snow pits, and beacon rescue practice. It is pretty square so it works great for making a flat wall in a snow pit. I’ve also accidentally put the tip of it into a rock while digging a couple times now but you can hardly tell from looking at it. Overall its my favorite shovel that I’ve owned

  9. Zach Blessing

    This shovel is the perfect size for everything. Great for building jumps and making backcountry snow couches. All around awesomeness!

  10. Ryan

    This shovel is burly without weighing a ton – a solid dependable sholel to take with you every time you’re out in the backcountry.

  11. Emily D

    Easy to use and lightweight shovel. I like the more square shape, as it fits against my pack better.

  12. Weston Deutschlander

    As an avalanche professional I dig a lot of snow. I have done some pretty terrible things to this shovel and have never broken one. The shovel blade isn’t too big to wear me out after a big day of digging yet it is big enough to move some serious snow. It makes great pit walls as well.

  13. Weston Deutschlander

    Old trusty never lets me down. So light, so strong and moves snow like nothing else. I get great pit walls out of it as well. Its just a shovel, but its a damn good one.

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