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Hiking trowells and shovels

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Coghlans Trowell

A lightweight, convenient trenching tool made of high impact styrene.

Weight: 2 oz. (55 g)

I have seen discussion of an Ezee Trowell on some forums - I suspect it is this one. Also Elemental Stool Tool.

Look at Fiskars vs Coghlans

Fiskars bathroom trowel for hiking, tramping

The Fiskars Nyglass Trowel .  Remarkably light. Remarkably strong. Remarkably affordable. From everyday gardening to an affordable extra-set of tools, you can't go wrong with our NyglassŪ Garden tools. One-piece construction means no loose handles and they will not bend at the neck when digging.

On my home scales this trowel weighs 89 g.

Available at my local Bunnings hardware store for under $3 - great weight per dollar.


GSI Outdoors Cat hole Sanitation Trowel

Serrated, sure-grip sanitation shovel

3.1 ounces - 88 g

Robert Kelly custom titanium trowells - world's lightest

$36 for the larger Big Dig, 0.6 oz, (17 g) about 7.25" long
$29 for the smaller Original, 0.4 oz, (12 g) about 6.00" long

Montbell Handy Scoop

Lightweight, strong, and handy! This lightweight trowel will help you get the job done.

Plastic coating over handle
Nylon strap
1 mm thick stainless steel construction
6.25" long
Weight: 1.4 oz ( 40 g)

Red Snap'r trowell

found at Trailspace who also sold the similar looking Coghlans trowell.

Weight 1.7 ounces (48 g)

Sea to Summit Pocket Trowell

There are at least two models one nylon and the other aluminium which claims to be the lightest in the world at 75 g.  Of course it is not - and is heavier than the Coghlans trowell above.

One model weighs 3.5 ounces (99 grams)

U Dig It

Best use
(shovel only) 5 ounces (141 g)
9 x 5.75 inches
Stainless steel