Rated 5 out of 5 by jhnct Sturdy, compact tool
We are not in mid winter yet, but these are sturdy and handy shovels. They are easily stowed in the car.
December 11, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 Good but bad
Great little shovel. Strong and pretty compact. The down side is that the pieces don't interlock for better storage. The case takes up space that can be better used for other items.
December 5, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Diverreb Decent For The Price... Has Limitations.
Ordered this shovel along with Black Diamond. The Black Diamond is notably stronger in design and materials. Both will work for light powder and fresh wet snow. The Black Diamond is a bit beefier and the tube design is stronger and better able to handle the tougher jobs. Neither is designed to pry and chop into heavy icy type situations. They are small enough that both fit into the pouch that comes with the Sport Utility Shovel, so I carry both of them. That way in case one does break I have the other as back up. I use the Sport Utility first and if that fails I go to the Black Diamond. If you are only getting one, spend the extra bucks on this one. It's worth it.
February 6, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by WelshTerrierFan Rather flimsy !
It might work here in Texas where we have very limited snow, however; I would not recommend it for heavy snow or ice. It is in a very nice case. I thought the shovel part was metal instead it is plastic. We will try it when we need it, hopefully; we won't need it anytime soon.
January 17, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by hikerb Beautiful and Functional
I love that such a utilitarian product also comes in a beautiful case. We carry these in our cars and it is nice that the shovel is protected and our children are protected from the sharp edges.
We also have used this shovel to dig out quinzes and make other snow shelters.
Fun and functional; neat and tidy. I have other shovels from other places that also work fine...wish I had the option of buying just the case as well. For now, LLBean is in the trunk and the others are kept in the shed.
January 15, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MatthewLDot Bought this for my Mum
I'm Canadian, so my mum wanted a shovel for Christmas, understandably. Here's what she emailed to me after it was delivered:
"The collapsible shovel was delivered mere moments ago, and I have already removed it from its stylish black canvas carry-case, assembled it, disassembled it, and sowed it back in the case (which has handy handles). It is GREAT! Just what I need! Did I mention that I am thrilled? And excited? And thrilled?
Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!"
Like I said, we're Canadian so shovels are kind of a big deal.
January 8, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jackster007 Perfect gift for Chicago
My son, a new Chicago resident, was absolutely delighted to receive this car shovel on Christmas day,
December 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Snowmeister Utitlity shovel
Very nice snow shovel. Have confidence it will not break on me like the plastic ones sold in mega stores. I almost didn't order it because it lacked enough description about what it was made from. I needed to call customer service. The guy was very helpful and assured me if I wasn't satisfied or IF it broke, I could send it back. No questions asked.
December 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by BrooklynDodgersFan A Great Shovel
I received this shovel and immediately put it to the test. It snowed on Saturday and I used it Saturday night and again on Wednesday, as it snowed on Tuesday.
The shovel is very easy to put together and although it appears to be flimsy and lightweight, it is actually quite sturdy and is more than up to doing the job. I was easily able to shovel around my car without the fatigue from using a much heavier shovel.
Thanks for a great product L.L.Bean!
December 19, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by carla12 Shovel color
The shovel is red in the website but the actual color is more like a hot pink/red.
November 26, 2013