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Coghlan's Backpacker's Trowel

4.2
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SKU: CLNBPT MFR: 8408

Regular: $2.95

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

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Coghlan's Backpacker's Trowel Customer Reviews

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4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

You get what you buy!

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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Good to Have

By Psalmsman

Simple, sturdy and lightweight - good to have when you just gotta go!

 

Light and Sturdy!

By Derek e.

This little trowel is surprisingly strong for its light weight.

 

Lightweight Bargain Basement Sanitation

By seekonk

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.

 

all that's needed for" your business"

By honnas

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

 

Nice trowel

By chickadee827

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

 

You get what you buy!

By Wanderer J.

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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Why did you choose this?
Sunny Sports Store
Cost and needed for an upcoming trip.
Fidencio T on Jul 23, 2019
light wieght sturdy wish the handle was hollow instead of solid so i could put stuff into like other models
KEN W on Jul 8, 2012
Cost and needed for an upcoming trip.
Fidencio T on Jul 23, 2019
I chose this for hiking, camping and backpacking trips.
Jc on Sep 11, 2014
light wieght sturdy wish the handle was hollow instead of solid so i could put stuff into like other models
KEN W on Jul 8, 2012
The obvious reason. Works Ok, although I have broken off trowels like this.
DENNIS T on Apr 7, 2012
I like orange.
DANIEL J A on Mar 9, 2012
I teach Leave No Trace Trainer and Master Educator courses for BSA. It is a give away for attending the course.
LARRY R on Feb 20, 2012
Very light for backpacking.
JEFFREY T on Feb 14, 2012
works great in my garden. that being said its a fine shovel, however i just use my trekking pole to dig holes. i piece of equitment 2 uses.saves weight
KEVIN D on Dec 11, 2011
Inexpensive, and not that great when the weather is cold. The ground isn't forgiving to the orange plastic... Metal would be better.
KYUNG IL M on Nov 28, 2011
I chose this for hiking, camping and backpacking trips.
Jc on Sep 11, 2014
The obvious reason. Works Ok, although I have broken off trowels like this.
DENNIS T on Apr 7, 2012
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?
A shopper on Oct 26, 2011
BEST ANSWER: This is a light weight, compact digging tool. It is inexpensive and fits into nearly every pack without adding to your load. Although it is made from nearly unbreakable plastic, you cannot expect it to perform the same function as a heavier and larger metal shovel.

If you want to dig into heavily packed, rocky dirt, it will not penetrate into the ground well. In such environments, you should get a foldable metal shovel.

Metal shovels range from about $12 on the low end, to about $50 for the best of the best, which is the military-spec Glock E-Tool. (Glock calls it "Entrenching Tool", because it can be used for more tasks than a "shovel").
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