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Product Highlights:

  • Extremely lightweight
  • Compact design
  • Convenient size
  • High-impact styrene

About Coghlan's Backpacker's Trowel

Coghlan's Backpacker's Trowel
The Coghlan's Backpacker's Trowel is an essential tool for backpackers and adventurers. This trowel is made for digging catholes in the backcountry. Catholes are pits for disposing bowel movements or waste water by hikers. It must be at least 60 m away from water sources such as rivers, lakes, etc. to prevent bacterial contamination. Catholes must be covered with a thick layer of soil to prevent access by animals. With this trowel, you can easily create and bury catholes easily. Coghlan s trowel is constructed using a high-impact styrene for durability and light weight. It is sturdy enough to dig many holes, and its super lightweight design is ideal for travelling as it does not add much weight to your pack. Order the Coghlan's Backpacker's Trowel today.

One reason why the Coghlan's Backpacker's Trowel is popular is because of its Lightweight.

Coghlan's Backpacker's Trowel Features

  • Extremely llghtweight and compact
  • Convenient size
  • High-impact styrene

Coghlan's Backpacker's Trowel Specifications

Lightweight
Yes
Trenching Tool
Yes
Weight [with packaging]
0.05 lb

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4.2

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  • Lightweight (6)
  • Durable (3)
  • Easy to clean (3)

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      5.0

      You get what you buy!

      By Wanderer JC

      from Northern MN

      About Me Avid Adventurer

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      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to clean
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Not The Best You Can Buy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Coghlan's Backpacker's Trowel:

        A really nice, cheap trowel that gives you what you bought it for. Diggin' it! You can definitely get better trowels (different brands, metal digger, etc), but this works well enough and it's easy to clean.

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        • Minimalist
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        • No

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        4.0

        Nice trowel

        By chickadee827

        from Wisconsin

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

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        Pros

        • Comfortable Grip
        • Durable
        • Easy to clean
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight
        • Multi-function

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Rugged Camping

          Comments about Coghlan's Backpacker's Trowel:

          Was a little surprised at its size but still fits in my pack well and is fairly light weight. Very sturdy.

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          • Minimalist
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          • No

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          4.0

          all that's needed for" your business"

          By honnas

          from SC

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          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy to clean
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Hunting
            • Rugged Camping
            • Survival

            Comments about Coghlan's Backpacker's Trowel:

            Tough, light, and no fragile pieces, which makes it a breeze to break through harder ground.

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            • Minimalist

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            4.0

            Lightweight Bargain Basement Sanitation

            By seekonk

            from SF Bay Area

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

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            Pros

            • Good Design
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Backcountry

              Comments about Coghlan's Backpacker's Trowel:

              This packs easily & will dig a shallow cat hole in forest duff or loose mud.
              I haven't chanced it in clay/hard pan or to cut through turf in grasslands/meadows. For a long trip with exacting sanitation requirements, I would carry a metal trowel or at least an MSR snow stake.

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              • Comfort Driven

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              4.0

              Light and Sturdy!

              By Derek the explorer

              from Kansas City, MO

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              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Tough

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Backpacking
                • Day trip

                Comments about Coghlan's Backpacker's Trowel:

                This little trowel is surprisingly strong for its light weight.

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                • Minimalist

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                Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
                JWALIN C  I chose this for hiking, camping and backpacking trips.
                Shopper  I've seen a lot of these type of things bend while being used. How does this one hold up to tightly-packed dirt and rocks?
                AARON T  I've used mine in West Virginia, and the Cascades. It doesn't do well in really rocky soil. Soft stuff is just fine, even not-too-coarse gravel. For volcanic "soil" like I ran into on the Hoh River Trail, I'd suggest some kind of light pick or mattock. What that would be and where you would find it would be up to you though.
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