The Deuce Trowel

(14 customer reviews)


Lightweight Backcountry Trowel
Made in USA

Heavy-duty and lightweight trowel that’s the perfect tool for digging catholes on your overnight trips. This model is made of thicker aluminum, is more than twice as strong as other Deuce models, yet it still weighs only an ounce. Available in three colors: Black, Purple, and Orange. We always recommend following Leave No Trace principles for disposal of waste.

Weight: 0.97oz (27.6g)
Dimensions: 2.6” x 8”
Made in Colorado, USA by TheTentLab



We’re emphasizing two things: using it handle-down to break up hard soil and scooping & prying with it the strong way – levering against the spine (logo side), not the other way.

Here’s how to grip it:

Here’s how to use it:
• Using the handle end, cut the outline of your cathole.
• Using the scoop end, pry up the center of your cathole as one piece.

• This method creates a great leave-no-trace top plug for your hole when you’re done.

**** Once you get used to using the Deuce’s handle this way, you’ll find yourself flipping it rightside-up and upside-down all the time as you make your hole deeper. It’s really very effective. ****

Just mind which direction you apply force:

The Deuce’s strength comes from its curved ‘U’ shape. Levering and scooping by bracing against the bottom of the ‘U’ shape, the Deuce® is amazingly strong and tough. BUT if you pry by bracing the Deuce against the open side of the ‘U’, it’s much less strong. So please avoid using it that way.

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  1. Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link

  2. An amazingly well built product!

  3. Feels solid, nice bright color so you don’t leave it behind and don’t have to hunt for it in your pack (orange).

  4. Verified reviewVerified review - view originalExternal link

    Well-made product. Wanted orange, but black is good Gets the job done!

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