Black Diamond Deploy 7 Shovel - $52.47

Black Diamond's outside-the-box design makes their Deploy 7 Shovel extremely fast and idiot-proof for times when it matters most. It even earned the 2006 Couloir Design Innovations Award. The Deploy 7 Shovel's curved shaft collapses into the blade for a small package that fits easily into your touring pack, and it extends to lock into place with a quick pull. The shaft's trapezoidal shape ensures it doesn't rotate and come apart from the blade at the worst time. No more digging thorough your pack for separate pieces or dealing with frozen, over-complicated attachments. - $52.47