Dakine and Voilé team up to manufacture avalanche shovel

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Dakine has partnered with Salt Lake City based Voilé Manufacturing to produce a new backcountry shovel, available for retailers this fall. The shovel comes with an edorsement from Dakine athlete Eric Pollard who says “I use the SC shovel and probe almost everyday. They integrate perfectly into my Dakine backpack. The probe extends in seconds, and the shovel comes in handy for building jumps and is the most important tool for avalanche safety.”

Press Release, Salt Lake City, Utah, November 11, 2013:

When Dakine wanted new branded shovels, they wanted ones worthy of the Dakine name. One with a long history of durable, reliable performance in the backcountry. One made by an American company, in America. So naturally they reached out to Salt Lake company Voilé Manufacturing, long-time makers of simple, solid avalanche shovels built to perform in the big mountain backcountry.

“I use the SC shovel and probe almost everyday. They integrate perfectly into my Dakine backpack. The probe extends in seconds, and the shovel comes in handy for building jumps and is the most important tool for avalanche safety,” says Dakine athlete Eric Pollard.

“We could not be more pleased to be working with such a respected brand. Dakine sees the value in our high quality US based manufacturing of avalanche rescue shovels.” says Voile Sales and Marketing Manager David Grissom.

The Dakine-branded, Voilé-manufactured shovels can be found at Dakine retailers this fall.