The Voile XLM avalanche shovel is one of the lightest and most durable aluminum avalanche shovels on the market today. Without any compromise in durability, we slimmed the total weight to 1 lb 2 oz./0.50kg. Made from a slimmer version of our premium grade 6061-T6 heat-treated aluminum it is built to last.
T6 is the level of hardness reached in the aluminum heat-treating process for the Voile XLM avalanche shovel scoop. In order to achieve such a lightweight and durable scoop, the XLM avalanche shovel is made from a smaller thickness 6061-T6 heat-treated aluminum.