industrial

deploy

shovel + pack

 

opportunities

bury two prototype shovels and test each handle's ability to hold up to ice and force
a wire is used to simulate lateral pressures

this could potentially result in a bent shovel that is not as effective if it loses its original shape

      fast yet practical:

  • quick deploy

  • quick detach

  • protects lower back

  • stores the goodies

 

testing handles + materials

 

shovel

 

carbon fiber remains a strong and lightweight material that can retain its shape in icy conditions

 

a cork composite insert is lightweight, hydrophobic, and comfortable in hand

 

two blade positions allow for more aggressive shoveling styles

 

pack + harness

 

the pack mimics the shovel blade shape giving as much protective storage as possible while still allowing a smooth shovel deployment

 

the harness can be used alone or sit in conjunction underneath a backpack