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Thanks to a curved, trapezoidal shaft that nests inside the blade, the Deploy is our go-to shovel for rapid emergency response and compact, minimalist storage. READ MORE
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$69.95 $52.46



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Thanks to a curved, trapezoidal shaft that nests inside the blade, the Deploy is our go-to shovel for rapid emergency response and compact, minimalist storage. Learn More


A rapid-deployment shovel for daily use in the backcountry, the Black Diamond Deploy features a trapezoidal shaft that locks into place with a quick pull, so you don’t waste time putting things together when you need to be digging. When it’s time to stash the Deploy in your pack, the curved handle slides down and hugs the contours of the blade to take up minimal space.

  • Curved, trapezoidal shaft nests in the anodized blade of the shovel
  • Engages in a fraction of a second
  • Hybrid D/T handle

Tech Specs

Weight :  
[3] 565 g (1 lb 4 oz)
[7] 700 g (1 lb 8 oz)
Blade Volume :  
[3] 1.14 L (0.3 gal)
[7] 2.65 L (0.7 gal)
Collapsed Length :  
[3] 43.0 cm (16.9 in)
[7] 47.0 cm (18.5 in)
Extended Length :  
[3] 63.0 cm (24.8 in)
[7] 68.0 cm (26.8 in)
Deploy Shovel is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light and durable Snow pits are far too easy for this shovel, so I decided to use it to dig my Jeep out of the snow on a recent dawn patrol gone wrong. My ski partner and I used this shovel for five hours of nonstop digging in the most God-awful icy crust you have ever encountered. There were sections we had to chop up with a hatched and dig out the chunks, no amount of kicking or hacking with the shovel could break it up. At the end of it all I casually put an almost new looking Black Diamond shovel back in my pack, ready for the next any pit or Jeep extraction. I should never have to replace this shovel, but if I do I'll gladdly buy another one.
Date published: 2016-01-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Shovel. TINY! This Deploy 3 shovel works great. Stows away super duper uber small. The only reason I give 4 stars is because, and I knew when purchased, that it is really small! I purchased because my Mammut RAS airbag pack and other packs I considered (BD, BCA, etc.) have very small shovel locations and I am tired of having to store my handle and blade separate or in a different backpack areas. The deploy stays together and handy for snow stability work, digging out the yurt, our clearing a spot for lunch. Just takes longer because the Deploy 3 is little.
Date published: 2015-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The gun slinger of avy shovels I bought this shovel for its quick deployment. When seconds count this shovel shines. I keep one in my BC kit and also in a smaller resort BC pack. It dug out snow machines, tourists cars, and more. It's a great tool. Thanks BD.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ready to Go, Easy to Carry Hands down the best snow shovel out there for back country adventures. This shovel can move a serious amount of snow in a hurry, packs down well, and is incredibly light and durable.
Date published: 2016-03-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Compact and Light Not the biggest shovel and won't move a lot of snow fast... but it is exactly what I was looking for; sturdy, well constructed, will stand up to a beating, compact, and light. I have it strapped to the back of my snowmobile and it is a perfect fit. I am able to get at it quickly and begin shoveling without wasting time. This is my second Black Diamond shovel and I am once again very happy with their products!
Date published: 2015-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Deploy 17--Light and sturdy This is a nice, compact, sturdy shovel, lightweight too. Very well built, able to move a decent amount of snow quickly. I really love that the handle stays with the blade, so that you dont spend time trying to fish both parts and connecting the two together. I wish the handle were a bit longer, suppose that's what saves the weight, reasonable sacrifice.
Date published: 2017-03-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Dependable shovel You can count on this shovel for all sorts of situations, like digging out your car, making snow pits, or avy-related instances. - It compacts down and fits in your day pack - It's easily deployed when needed - The wide blade moves a lot of snow with each dig - It's tough enough to blast through ice and hard-pack
Date published: 2016-11-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent pack shovel. This shove is the only one that I have found that will fit inside my Mammut RAS avalanche airbag. The design is compact and well made. It works so well that purchased another Deploy shovel to go on my sons pack.
Date published: 2015-01-04
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