When you’re thinking of warm clothes and how to prepare your house for the coldest season, you should also think of how you’ll get rid of the snow. You can use snow shovels to remove it. Some are meant for scooping only, while others can also push.
A good shovel should remove snow without breaking or causing you back strains. Here are the five best snow shovels in 2021.
Let’s begin with a run-through of the best sellers down below :
Here’s the full reviewed of “the 5 Best Snow Shovels” :
# 5. Bully Tools 92814 Combination Snow Shovel
Bully Tools 92814 is a 22″ commercial grade snow shovel. Its handle is made from reinforced fiberglass and a reinforced poly head. It is a professional shovel that will push loads of snow from your backyard, driveway, and sidewalk around your home
It is constructed from top-grade polypropylene, which makes it tough but also lightweight enough to make you feel comfortable whenever you’re using it. The blade is coated and with a long handle to improve leverage and ease hand strain.
Its grip has a D-shape and nonslip texture. This gives you a tight grip, preventing your hand from sliding when carrying out hard shoveling jobs like scoping hard-packed snow.
It also helps reduce fatigue in your hand. The handle is large enough to fit hands with work gloves.
What we like
- D-shape grip
- Measures 22″
- Fiberglass-reinforced handle
- Made from high-quality polypropylene
- Reinforced poly head
# 4. Greenworks PRO 12-Inch 80V Cordless Snow Shovel
Ditch your gas snow throwing tools for an eco-friendly and innovative alternative. Greenworks PRO 80V cordless snow shovel uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, an environmentally-friendly approach to clear snow. When fully charged, the 80V 2.0 Ah battery has a run-time of up to 45 minutes. However, the battery and charger are sold separately.
The shovel has a brushless motor for a quiet operation, longer life, and more torque. You only need to push a button to start it. It also has a clearing path of 12″ and a clearing depth of 6″ to make clearing driveways, decks, and patios faster and seamless.
Bending for long hours can cause back pains, but this shovel has an ergonomic design that eliminates back strain, thus preventing back pains. But note, its battery may fail to start properly if stored in a very cold place. It is recommended that you store it at room temperature for optimal performance.
In case it does not start, you can remove the battery and keep it at room temperatures for about 10 minutes or more, then put it back and restart. The forward speed of this shovel is determined by the weight and depth of the snow. It comes with a 4-year limited warranty.
What we like
- Rechargeable lithium-ion battery and charger (bought separately)
- Push start button
# 3. Folding Emergency Snow Shovel
When traveling during winter, it’s wise to have always carry a shovel for emergencies. Whether you’re driving to a snow camp, skiing, or snowmobiling, a reliable snow shovel will come in handy in case you get stuck in the snow.
Birdrock Home’s folding emergency snow shovel is probably the best traveling shovel on the market today. Its tough aluminum construction allows you to remove snow out of your way easily.
It’s also lightweight, an ideal choice for backpackers, campers, and snow adventurers. The shovel has an excellent folding design. You can collapse it whenever you’re traveling for convenience and saving space. It’s easy to pack and fits in the trunk of any car. If you don’t have a car, you can attach it to a backpack.
The shaft is long and extends up to 34″ to give you more leverage. The handle is textured and made of rubber to provide extra grip. Apart from removing snow out of the way, it is also a great shovel for shoveling mud, sand, dirt, etc. if you need a shovel for camping and summer adventures, this is the ideal choice.
What we like
- 22″ long extends to 34.”
- Aluminum construction
- Textures rubber handle
- Folding design
- Weighs 2 lbs
# 2. True Temper 1613400 Aluminum Snow Shovel/Pusher
There has never been another snow shovel like this True Temper’s Aluminum Snow Shovel. It’s the world’s first snow shovel with an aluminum combo blade. The blade’s design functions as a pusher and has the capacity of a shovel.
The shaft is ergonomic with steel construction to prevent bending, and the steel wear strip on the blade extends the blade’s life. Its poly handle has a D-shaped grip and is oversized to fit gloved hands.
Additionally, the shovel is 53.3″ long to offer you more leverage and reduce back strain. If you’re looking for a shovel that will help you get rid of snow from your property and remain intact for years, this is the one.
What we like
- 53.3″ long
- Ergonomic steel shaft
- Aluminum blade with steel wear strip
- D-grip handle
- Weighs 5.5 lbs
# 1. Snow Joe SJ-SHLV01-RED Shovelution Snow Shovel
This Shovelution snow shovel is famous for reducing back strain common with shoveling. The blade is 18″ wide and with aluminum, strip to extend its life.
Its spring-assist handle reduces strain, so you can shovel easily and quickly without straining your back. The handle functions as a fulcrum, providing increased lift capacity while reducing back strain.
Note, when using this shovel, you use the muscles on your upper body to do all the lifting and throwing, thus giving the lower handsome lifting leverage.
This reduces the risk of back pain and injury, so you can lift and throw more. The dual handle is spring-loaded for a quick return to reset the shovel instantly.
The D-ring grips are comfortable and nonslip to provide a tight grip. It is 50″ long and weighs 3.1 lbs. You can use it for other tasks such as mulching when spring comes.
What we like
- spring-loaded dual handle
- D-ring grips
- Aluminum wear strip
- Blade is made of poly
- 50″ long
- Weighs 3.1 lbs
The Best Snow Shovels
Shovels should be made from high-quality materials. That is from the blade to the grip, for durability and long-lasting through many winters. Aluminum blades are lightweight and generally good for scooping through hardened snow. The handle can be made of steel, fiberglass, or steel.
There are some blades made from hardened plastic. It gets the job done, although plastic won’t most probably cut through hard-packed snow. It might break if forced through. Ensure the shovel won’t rust, and the grips are textured or nonslip for a tighter grip.
The length you go for will depend on your body size. It makes no sense for a small-bodied person to go for a long shovel. It will be cumbersome, and working will be almost impossible.
Similarly, a tiny shovel in the hands of a huge person will not be effective. Go for a shovel with a length that best fits you and one you can comfortably work with.
What technique do you usually use to remove snow? If you usually scoop it, an 18″ or so sized shovel can do that perfectly, but if you push and scoop, you’ll need a bigger blade to help with pushing.
Generally, a larger blade helps you move more snow at once, but they most likely come with long handles. Ensure you will be comfortable with the blade size you choose.
A snow shovel should be as light as possible. You should be able to lift it after scooping snow. Some snow shovels are made from aluminum because it is lightweight.
Especially if you are camping or backpacking, you don’t want to carry around a bulky shovel. It will slow you down when working and become a burden when hiking or backpacking.
You don’t want an uncomfortable handle that slips now and then. The handle should offer a tight grip. Most snow shovels have a D-grip, which is not only comfortable but also has enough space to fit hands with work gloves.
Some are made from rubber and textured to make them nonslip and improve grip. Go for a shovel whose handle feels comfortable to your hands.
Amount of Snow
Different places experience a different amount of snow. If it snows a lot in your region, it means you’ll have more inches of snow to remove. Regions that do not experience a lot of snow will probably have a few inches to deal with.
If you normally get more than 8″ of snow, you should consider getting an electric or battery-powered snow shovel. It will make your work easier and faster compared to a standard shovel.
The price of a shovel depends on its construction and features. Electric and battery-powered shovels are generally more expensive than hand-held ones.
On the bright side, you can move a lot of snow in a limited time with an electric snow shovel. The one you choose depends on your needs and budget.
You don’t have to break a bank to buy a shovel. Look for one whose price is within your budget range. Just make sure it can work perfectly, and you are comfortable working with it.
When winter comes, a snow shovel is a necessity. Otherwise, layers of snow will cover your driveways, sidewalks, patios, and probably even damage your deck. Buying a good shovel will prevent you from suffering backaches and help in getting rid of the snow.