HERS™ Shovel, Large
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Ergonomic HERS™ Shovel in Three Sizes to Maximize Efficiency, Minimize Strain

  • Engineered and sized for women so you can work smarter, not harder
  • Extra-deep step makes the most of lower body strength
  • Large D-shaped handle lets you use multiple hand positions to minimize strain
  • Forward-tilted handle adds leverage
  • Choice of three sizes based on your height

HERS™ Shovels are ergonomically designed to maximize women's strengths and minimize strain, based on research into how women use tools differently than men. The extra-deep step has a non-slip tread to prevent slipping, letting you use your body weight and lower body strength to dig. The shaft and blade angle let you dig and carry soil efficiently. The large D-shaped handle lets you use multiple hand positions and grip the shovel easily with both hands.

  • Choose Small if you are under 5' 2" tall
  • Choose Medium if you are 5' 2" to 5' 7" tall
  • Choose Large if you are over 5' 7" tall
  • 14-gauge recycled steel, ash wood, polypropylene
  • Ash shaft is Appalachian Hardwood Certified Sustainable by the Appalachian Hardwood Manufacturers, Inc.
  • Head is 9-1/2" L x 8-1/2" W on all sizes
  • Small is 39-1/2" L overall
  • Medium is 41-1/2" L overall
  • Large is 44-1/2" L overall


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My own excellent shovel

By Island Doc

from Brown Island, WA

Verified Buyer


  • Cleans up nicely
  • Easy to handle
  • Fabulous Handle
  • Good for short people
  • Perfect For Raised Beds
  • Secure Tread
  • Stores well


    Best Uses

    • Digging Up Plants
    • Mixing potting soil
    • Turning compost
    • Working Raised Beds

    I have a number of good-sized raised beds and found it difficult to ready them for planting with a regular-sized shovel; a trowel was not a good option. I am petite and kept hitting myself in the head with the long handles of our shovels, or running into them as I was mixing bed ingredients (soil+compost+coconut husk) in the wheelbarrow and then transporting it to the beds. Also, trying to ready the raised beds for planting with a regular shovel was trying. I took a chance on the HERS shovel as previous small "kids shovels" just didn't stand up to heavy use. The HERS shovel truly is tailored for no-kidding use by people of my height and gardening activity. It is easier on my back and arms since its dimensions match mine, and reduces my chance of accidental injury from a long-handled shovel (believe me: it happened!). My foot stays on the shovel while digging due to its excellent design. I like that it cleans up well, and I can easily hang it up by its lovely handle in my garden shed.

    • Was this a gift?:
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    (7 of 8 customers found this review helpful)


    Great shovel

    By Eastern shore Max

    from Chestertown, MD

    Verified Buyer


    • Cuts Through Soil Easily
    • Light
    • Shorter Handle
    • Wide grip


      Best Uses

      • Edging flower beds
      • Throwing Mulch

      I was able to complete tasks that I couldn't do with our regular shovel.

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