From my experience, most portable shovels are cheap garbage junk made overseas and break very easily, same goes with lots of other gear unfortunately.
When it comes to adventure gear...you truly get what you pay for! The last thing you want is to be in a life or death situation with poor quality gear that won't perform as intended. When your life is on the line, it's good to spend a little exta cash. And if you're an avid outdoorsman you know that every adventure, could be your last if not prepared properly.
A great example of a quality product would be a premium cooler unlike anything you'd find at your local sporting goods store. Yes, that means the Yeti cooler brand too. They are far overrated and just good at marketing, not keeping ice longer or keeping their customers happy.
Most consumers aren't aware of some of the top name ice cooler brands out there, some of which would include the Enel, Canyon, Frigid Rigid, Grizzly, and the many others that put Yeti coolers and others like the Coleman's to shame. Take a look at The Best Cooler Store and you'll see what I mean. Some of their premium rotomolded coolers keep ice 16 days, are made in the USA, and havea lifetime warranty. Something all products should have when investing a significant amount of cash.