Pros: Overall Quality, Materials Quality, Design
Best $20 Outdoor Tool
I spend a lot of time outdoors and normally I carry four to five good tools. I never thought a shovel would be so useful until a friend loaned me one of these. It’s small a lightweight (easy to carry), but surprisingly tougher than I expected. Obviously it digs into tough soil with ease, but the blade also holds an edge really well for chopping or batonning hard wood. Just for fun, I cleaned it off and used it as a skillet. None of my food got stuck and it cooked evenly. Later my friend showed me how well it was balanced for throwing and it stuck deep. All in all I was really impressed with its overall performance and the multiple purposes it served. I’d probably say this one tool could replace two or three items I’d normally take with me and lighten my load. Really looking forward to getting one of my own and I’d highly recommend it for any outdoorsman. My only issue is the sheath. The shovel has one, but it’s sold separately. You would think that for the prices of each, they would just be sold together for around $30. It would make more sense for us to have the option rather than paying extra for the convenience. Oh well. It’s definitely worth the money and I’ll be buying mine soon (and the sheath).