The DMOS Snow and Sand Shovel Is Tough, Efficient, Ideal For Overlanding

This is, simply put, an awesome tool. We don’t get much snow here in the Bay Area of course, but there are plenty of surf spots in the general area that require parking in extremely soft sand, which can mean getting stuck. We also go to the snow often, with good backcountry areas only three hours away. So, I always have a shovel that can efficiently handle sand and snow in the back of my Subaru. For years, I’ve had a tough plastic shovel I bring for snow, and a small bladed shovel for sand or dirt. But now, both of those have been replaced by the DMOS Stealth shovel. It folds up and takes up almost no space, it’s light, it’s very tough, and it scoops and flings sand and snow with ease.

The whole shovel collapses down to the size of its rectangular blade, 18″ x 9″ x 2.25”. The handle can extend as far out a 57″ and as short as 35″. It weighs 3.5 pounds. Those 3mm serrated teeth are ideal for busting up tough snow and ice, or digging into compact, rocky soils. It’s also small enough to store on an expedition pack if you’re headed out to snow camp and want something to help dig a shelter.

It’s simple, it works, it’s very, very tough. Gets so small, I bundle it with my first aid kit and battery jumpstarter in back of my car and forget it’s there until I need it.

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