Anything that goes in the vehicle needs to be compact IMO. Space is at a premium. I have German army folding shovels in all the vehicles. Wives suv even has one stashed in w/ the spare wheel in case she ever gets stuck in the snow (or wants to dig at the beach.) I also stashed a french army wool blanket in there for her. I'm not specific to country, just got a good deal on a bunch of the Bundeswehr ones. Many types are usable in a 'hoe' config and not just as a shovel. Can't beat the price vs quality of real mil-surp stuff.
I guess a lot is what you need it for. My uses are digging a small hole to poop in or dig out a stuck vehicle = not very often. I have a tomahawk in the van (95% used for pounding in tent stakes vs actually cutting wood.) so I've never even used the shovels serrated edge. If I needed a shovel on a more regular basis I'd want something better/longer. Whats your use case?
The Anvil wood handle compact shovel is made of a high-quality carbon steel and is ideal for camping and gardening. They are also great for digging and gardening in tight spaces. This is the ideal utility
A long handle makes a big difference when pulling dirt from under the axles and frame. A bit of an angle on the head helps keep the load in the shovel when pulling it out. One that converts to hoe mode can move a lot of loose material quickly.
I think I bookmarked a few interesting and expensive "off-road" shovels. In the truck, I carry a D-handled one with a serrated edge I bought on sale at Lowe's years ago. It does all I need, but I with the handle detached for easier storage.
On a bike, I won't carry more than a titanium poop trowel.
Our loss your gain! We have a limited number of shovels in which the powder coating did not fully obtain fully adhesion. The issue is at the back of the collar when it was crimped on. For that reason the powder lifted. If you are looking to put the shovel to use and don't care about the...