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This retractable shovel is a 'must-have' for winter driving emergencies — shop it for 47% off

Amazon reviewers call it the "best emergency shovel" for winter whiteout conditions.

Save 47 per cent on a Cofit 47
Save 47 per cent on a Cofit 47" Retractable Snow Shovel (Photo via Amazon)

Winter driving in Canada comes with its own unique set of challenges. From cold car batteries to slick road conditions, Canadian winters embody the: "Fail to prepare, prepare to fail" adage. This line of logic is especially true when it comes to emergency preparedness. While your vehicle should always bear an emergency kit, it's particularly vital to have one during the unpredictable winter months. In addition to a first aid kit, flashlight and blanket, every emergency car kit should include a foldable shovel, especially during white-out conditions. Dubbed the "best emergency shovel" by reviewers, Amazon shoppers can save 47 per cent on this 47" Retractable Snow Shovel for a limited time.

Save 47%: Cofit 47" Retractable Snow Shovel

Score this "Amazon's Choice" shovel for 47 per cent off. 

$30 at Amazon

The details

This "Amazon's Choice" retractable shovel can be assembled in four different lengths, with a maximum length of 120cm (47") — the same size as a standard shovel.

It's made from lightweight aluminum alloy, a sturdy material that can withstand over 90 lbs of snow. The detachable shovel includes four pieces, none measuring more than 15" in length. The shovel weighs less than 2 lbs when fully assembled, easily fitting in your vehicle's trunk or under a car seat.

What people are saying

⭐️ 4.6 stars

💬 1,900+ reviews

🏆 "Best emergency shovel, period."

A fan-favourite on Amazon, shoppers give the shovel near-perfect marks for assembly and ergonomics, with many highlighting its lightweight and sturdy build.

The shovel is "excellent quality for the price," writes one reviewer. It "fits nicely in my trunk for winter travel" and can be easily tucked away in the warmer months, they say. Importantly, the shovel is "sturdy" and "easily handles snow."

Cofit's retractable shovel is a "great emergency shovel" and a "must-have" in your emergency prepared kit, writes another. It's the kind of tool you need to have on hand in case you "get stuck in the snow," they say. It "will not replace a proper shovel," however, if you're in a pinch and need to get your vehicle free, "it has no equals."

COFIT 47" Retractable Snow Shovel (Photo via Amazon).

$30 $57 at Amazon

The "best emergency shovel, period," echos a third shopper. "This shovel is legit and worth every penny." The reviewer notes it does "great" in the snow and would even "hold up well to sand and mud."

While the retractable shovel has collected rave reviews, shoppers note it won't replace your home shovel or spade as it "isn't strong enough for heavy and rigorous duty."

The verdict

With winter storms on the horizon, you don't want to be caught empty-handed should snow bury your vehicle. Dubbed the "best emergency shovel" by Amazon reviewers, the Cofit 47" Retractable Snow Shovel is a "great" emergency shovel to keep in your vehicle, as it both stores well and "easily handles snow." However, shoppers note it won't replace your heavy-duty shovel at home, something to keep in mind when placing your order.

The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.

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