If you're looking for a quality camping shovel, then the iunio Folding Shovel is going to be a really smart call. We took an in-depth look at it ourselves, and our sentiments were backed up by many others out there who have used it.
Let's get some of the core features out of the way so you first get a sense of the details. The shovel is a multitool: it features a shovel, of course, but also a pickaxe, saw, safety hammer (for escaping out of a vehicle), bottle opener and emergency whistle. At its smallest, the tool is 12 inches, but extends to 30.7 inches when you add the extension bars. It comes in a handy carrying case, as most of the camping shovels we reviewed do. The high-carbon steel makes it water resistant and wear resistant. Weighing in a 2lbs, it's perfect for all campers, including hikers.
The feature we love the most is its multitool capabilities. When you're camping, the gadgets and gear add up quickly, which translates into extra weight for hikers and time-consuming setup for all campers. So anything that can be done to reduce your "inventory" is amazing. And this tool has many additional tools beyond just a shovel. As mentioned above, it features a pickaxe (which is essential for breaking up hard ground like packed dirt, snow, or ice. The saw blade on the shovel head, helps if you need to saw some limbs for making a campfire. And the extra emergency features are there if you need them: an emergency whistle, and a safety hammer. Another cool feature is its extendability, which is really handy if you need a long shovel. Most of the portable foldable shovels we reviewed don't extend nearly this far (30.7"). And if you are going to be in super wet areas or rainy terrain, then you'll defintely appreciate the high-carbon steel, which is waterproof. In addition the handle is rubber which gives it an anti-skid trait.
<>Perhaps the one aspect we would modify if we could is that the extendable bars have to be manually added rather than simply unfolding. It's not a major issue but that little touch would make it that much more convenient. To conclude, the iunio Folding Shovel made our list of the top 5 and rightly so. If you're looking for a camping shovel that is versatile, durable, and lightweight, then we couldn't recommend this more!