Gerber Folding Spade review

NATO-approved portable trail tool

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £54.00 RRP | USD $38.66
Gerber Folding Spade

Our review

Handy portable trail fixer
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You’re never going to do major excavations with this but it is ideal for trail modifications and quick fixes. It works well as a ‘chopper-downer’ too.


This is the only NATO and US military-approved trail shovel around, which is nice to know. The shovel folds into itself and comes with a neat and useful storage pouch.

Product Specifications


Name Folding Spade
Brand Gerber

Manufacturer's Description The Gerber Folding Spade is the finest folding shovel available, being the only one approved for use by NATO. It's the lightest, strongest, most compact spade ever produced. Gerber's Folding Spade folds down into a compact package and stores in its own rugged sheath for easy transport. This makes it ideal for tossing in a pack, under the car seat, in a boat, or anywhere space is limited.
Features Boron steel blade,Handle folds for compact storage