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Sea to Summit Pocket Trowel


    Sea to Summit Pocket Trowel

    The Sea To Summit pocket trowel makes backcountry bathroom trips a breeze.

    • $21.95

    Item # 758042

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    • Lightweight aluminum alloy handle and hard-anodized aluminum blade are strong and durable—great for digging holes in hard ground
    • Pop the rear cap off to store toilet paper, lighter and hand sanitizer in the hollow handle
    • Handle collapses to fit within the blade for compact storage; carry sack included
    • Sea To Summit promotes following Leave No Trace principles when traveling in the backcountry


    Item 758042

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    Sea to Summit Pocket Trowel Specs
    Best use
    (Collapsed) 6 x 2.5 x 1/ (expanded) 10 x 2.5 x 1 inches
    3.5 ounces

    Sea to Summit Pocket Trowel

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    Rated 3.0357/5 based on 28 reviews
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromNo longevity This trowel is going back. Being a fan of marketing I was sold at once on the kitschy name Sea to Summit had give the tool. It worked great for about four trips into the backcountry. On trip five, the button that held the trowel locked in place started to fail and it would slip, causing it to collapse, often on my finger. Not a great way to start the day when you are hurriedly digging a hole on your sixth morning of living off grains and nuts.
    Date published: 2010-08-19
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromPoorly engineered This is very poorly designed. I agree with some of the previous posters that this is not a good tool to use if you have to dig a hole quickly. I haven't been able to put it to practical use yet because I just spent the last 10 minutes trying to depress the button to unlock it. After breaking a nail, I was able to slide it open by pressing the end of a pen on the button. I had just as much trouble trying to unlock and return to its original configuration. I am definitely not taking this on my trip! I would actually only give it 1/2 a star if not for the nice-looking design.
    Date published: 2010-09-16
    Rated 1out of5
    by fromDid they not test this? The button you have to press to close the handle is very stiff, and pretty much guarantees you will get pinched using it. Overall build quailty seems poor.
    Date published: 2011-07-21
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromWorks fine, but worth the money? I admit I bought this because of the clever name. It actually works ok, at least as good (if not better) than the orange plastic ones. But the extra cost probably isn't worth the novelty value.
    Date published: 2008-09-02
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromToo hard to use bought this to replace our two previous orange plastic shovels that 'bit the dust'. found that the squarish edge on the front does not dig in hardened or rocky ground nearly as well as the older bladed styles. The handle is so hard to open and close my wife sustained a few finger injuries and relied on me to open and close it. the size is great and the name it cleaver, but over all, pretty useless.
    Date published: 2009-01-09
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromGood idea, poor execution In sandy conditions, the sliding handle jams easily, at the worst possible time! The sliding action easily scratches the anodizing The locking pushbutton is also difficult to use, and has caused many thumb "pinches". Bottom line - I returned it after one trip, and will get another trowel.
    Date published: 2009-03-28
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromNovel, but not well thought out The collaspable compact concept seemed like a good idea, but it has two problems. The gritty dirt that stays with the shovel makes opening it to full lenght very difficult--it jams easily. And, the compartment in the handle is impossible to open. I have tried many times sitting around camp at night and passed the shovel around to friends who have also been unsuccessful. A sharper blade would be useful also--something that can cut through little roots.
    Date published: 2009-12-26
    Rated 2out of5
    by fromReasonable product, nothing special Start with the GLARING downside ... the 'storage' in the lid is almost impossible to open; even for my girl with long thumbnails, it takes a pen or something to get that lid off; and it isn't on a hinge so it can get lost in the leaves.the whole shovel is held by that one tiny pin; we'll see how long it holds up.lightweight, works, i agree with others a pointed edge would be nice. not worth [$.]i LOVE sea to summit, i look for their products over other brands... but this disappointed.
    Date published: 2010-02-21

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