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
Rated 5 out of 5 by Somervillian Winter Essential
My brother bought this shovel for me the first winter I spent in New England and I have used it every winter for 5 years now. Although it cannot replace the large, plastic snow shovels for getting your car out after a big storm, it helps clear room for the tires and other small spaces that the bigger shovel just can't reach. Also expect that it would be essential if ever caught on the road in a storm in an emergency. I bought this for a friend after he saw me use it during this latest blizzard and wanted one for himself. Highly recommend!
February 22, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by elbarto Good Emergency Shovel
I bought this shovel for my son who lives in Flagstaff (there actually are places in Arizona where it snows). It's a very nice emergency snow shovel and when broken down fits in the trunk of any car. The pieces of the shovel fit together with a button system that makes it easy to assemble and very strong. It won't come apart while you're using it. My son and his wife told me that they're very pleased with it.
January 17, 2013