Gear The Barebones Folding Shovel is a $100 Well SpentWhether you're planting hastas in the garden or burying scat in the wild, this is your new go-to tool.
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Shovels get pigeonholed as ditch diggers. While that’s certainly a specialty of theirs, they’re actually versatile workhorses that can come in handy whether you’re at home or out and about in the great outdoors. Need to pry, slice, poke, or even chop? A durable shovel, like this $100 folding option from Barebones, can help get the job done.
The shovel is lightweight (3.5 pounds), sports a beechwood handle, a stay-sharp Maganese steel head, and can be locked into three positions — shovel, trench, storage.
All told, at full extension, the shovel is 38.25″ x 8″ x 2.25″; folded into storage position, it’s 30.25″ x 8″ x 2.25″. Lastly, the polyester sheath keeps the shovel protected when it’s not digging you out of a jam.