S’no Problem!

Starting in early December and lasting through March, the area where I live in Central Massachusetts gets hit with a lot of snowstorms. This year we’ve had a storm almost every other weekend for the past month and a half, and while kids may be thrilled to wake up to a blanket of fresh snow, most of us adults dread another backbreaking morning of clearing snow off the driveway. Enter the Sno Wovel Snow Shovel. Not only is it fun to say, this elegantly designed, wheeled snow shovel takes the struggle out of shoveling, and its wide blade and lever action makes quick work of the white stuff. Sure, your neighbor may brag about his (noisy) snow blower, but the environmentally-friendly Sno Wovel costs far less and won’t fill the crisp winter air with clouds of exhaust fumes. The shovel is lightweight and easy to assemble and adjusts to fit your body size and strength, so even if you haven’t made it to the gym all winter, you’ll still be able to scoop up snow like a pro. Best of all the design reduces strain on your heart and back (according to experts at University of Massachusetts), so instead of nursing a sore back all weekend you can actually enjoy playing in all that snow!

Sno Wovel

Folding Frame, Ergonomic Snow Shovel

S’no Problem!

Starting in early December and lasting through March, the area where I live in Central Massachusetts gets hit with a lot of snowstorms. This year we’ve had a storm almost every other weekend for the past month and a half, and while kids may be thrilled to wake up to a blanket of fresh snow, most of us adults dread another backbreaking morning of clearing snow off the driveway. Enter the Sno Wovel Snow Shovel. Not only is it fun to say, this elegantly designed, wheeled snow shovel takes the struggle out of shoveling, and its wide blade and lever action makes quick work of the white stuff. Sure, your neighbor may brag about his (noisy) snow blower, but the environmentally-friendly Sno Wovel costs far less and won’t fill the crisp winter air with clouds of exhaust fumes. The shovel is lightweight and easy to assemble and adjusts to fit your body size and strength, so even if you haven’t made it to the gym all winter, you’ll still be able to scoop up snow like a pro. Best of all the design reduces strain on your heart and back (according to experts at University of Massachusetts), so instead of nursing a sore back all weekend you can actually enjoy playing in all that snow!

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Mark
    Mark
    1/19/2009 12:00 PM

    Our wheeled shovels were introduced several years ago and now sell globally - in North America, Europe, Scandinavia, Japan and more. They were designed to greatly reduce the strain and risks of snow shoveling and speed what can be a grueling winter experience (according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in the US alone there are 72,000 emergency room visits a year from heart attacks, finger injuries from snow blower and severe back injuries...and many times that in less severe back injuries).

    The University of Massachusetts undertook an independent study of the wheeled shovels vs snow shovels to study lower back and heart risk - they found that lower back disk compression was reduced by approximately 85% (their quote: "comparable to simply walking"), and overall exertion was reduced by 75% or more.

    Our products are non-polluting, maintenance free, and store in the same space or less (with our new folding frame Sno Wovel model). Most importantly, most of our customers report they are 2-3 times faster than shoveling and many have said they beat their neighbors' snow blowers. But they can clear in any conditions, including slush and even the sometimes 2-3 feet compacted at the end of the driveway from the street plows. Safe, Fast, and Easy...

  • Sara
    Sara – Grommet Team
    1/19/2009 12:29 PM

    We just got 8" of snow where I live in Massachusetts and fortunately, because I work at Grommet, I am testing the Wovel!! (Great timing!)

    We wove it! It is so easy to use, you don't have to lift the snow, the wheel does everything. Because it has an oversize shovel, it scoops alot of snow at one time without the weight and the strain on the back. Its really efficient. We like that we are not using gas, not making lots of noise and we are getting some exercise outside. Great Grommet!

  • Mary
    Mary
    1/19/2009 1:47 PM

    This has me wishing I live in a snow-y area of the country. The wovel is a great excuse to be outdoors in the cold, get exercise, and not have to pay for lift tickets.

  • Katherine
    Katherine
    1/19/2009 3:01 PM

    It's great to see it in action in miserable conditions! It makes sense that it would ease strain considerably! Great product!

  • Gary
    Gary
    1/19/2009 5:20 PM

    How much does the Wovel weigh and how well would it work on a set of 3 to 4 steps about 12" in depth?

    Thanks, Gary

  • Mark
    Mark
    1/19/2009 9:32 PM

    for Gary...the Sno Wovel weighs about 19lbs (including the wheel and tire), but is almost evenly balance so when in use, until there is snow on the blade, just a finger pressure will lift the blade. All that means is that your body weight and effort go ONLY into lifting and throwing the snow! It can clean steps, but I find it easier just to use a shovel if I have more than one or two steps (though with the large wheel you can roll right up or down steps). But it can clear well more than 12" of snow. We have used it to clear over 2 feet of snow (and even the end of the driveway where the street plow pushed it well over 2 feet ..and very heavy), but in 2 feet of snow, much like with other snow removal, we find it faster to clear more frequently (vs clearing at the end of such a large storm).

    Hope that helps..let me know if that didnt answer your questions fully.

    best regards, Mark

  • Gary
    Gary
    1/19/2009 10:40 PM

    Thanks Mark. Great answer - definitely considering the Wovel. Wish I'd had it for this last storm!

  • Judy Lemrick
    Judy Lemrick
    1/20/2009 7:07 AM

    Interesting item. I live in Montana and we get a lot of snow. This would really help my husband (because I'm not shoveling!)

  • Leigh N.
    Leigh N.
    1/20/2009 9:15 AM

    Our relatives in Indiana could certainly use one of these!

  • Louise
    Louise
    1/20/2009 9:35 AM

    The Wovel looks great...so do the Obama bags

  • Barbara
    Barbara – Grommet Team
    1/20/2009 10:00 AM

    Louise, check back at noon for our next Grommet and for the chance to win an Obama Flashbag!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    2/10/2009 10:07 AM

    Should let people know that the Sno Wovel requires assembly. Putting the pieces together is easy enough but getting the rubber tread on the wheel is bad language territory. Just be prepared.

  • Bill
    Bill
    2/19/2009 1:31 AM

    I had not heard of this product....our Dad would love having one because he doesn't want to use a snow blower. Thanks for telling us about it.

  • matt coiro
    matt coiro
    1/22/2010 11:10 AM

    you are showing a pic of the older version the wovel, the new folding version is probably what you are selling sno wovel fyi

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/22/2010 11:32 AM

    Matt - thank you for bringing this to our attention! It is now updated.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Sno Wovel

Folding Frame, Ergonomic Snow Shovel

S’no Problem!

Starting in early December and lasting through March, the area where I live in Central Massachusetts gets hit with a lot of snowstorms. This year we’ve had a storm almost every other weekend for the past month and a half, and while kids may be thrilled to wake up to a blanket of fresh snow, most of us adults dread another backbreaking morning of clearing snow off the driveway.

Enter the Sno Wovel Snow Shovel. Not only is it fun to say, this elegantly designed, wheeled snow shovel takes the struggle out of
shoveling, and its wide blade and lever action makes quick work of the white stuff. Sure, your neighbor may brag about his (noisy) snow blower, but the environmentally-friendly Sno Wovel costs far less and won’t fill the crisp winter air with clouds of exhaust fumes.

The shovel is lightweight and easy to assemble and adjusts to fit your body size and strength, so even if you haven’t made it to the gym all winter, you’ll still be able to scoop up snow like a pro. Best of all the design reduces strain on your heart and back (according to experts at University of Massachusetts), so instead of nursing a sore back all weekend you can actually enjoy playing in all that snow!
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Mark
    Mark
    1/19/2009 12:00 PM

    Our wheeled shovels were introduced several years ago and now sell globally - in North America, Europe, Scandinavia, Japan and more. They were designed to greatly reduce the strain and risks of snow shoveling and speed what can be a grueling winter experience (according to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, in the US alone there are 72,000 emergency room visits a year from heart attacks, finger injuries from snow blower and severe back injuries...and many times that in less severe back injuries).

    The University of Massachusetts undertook an independent study of the wheeled shovels vs snow shovels to study lower back and heart risk - they found that lower back disk compression was reduced by approximately 85% (their quote: "comparable to simply walking"), and overall exertion was reduced by 75% or more.

    Our products are non-polluting, maintenance free, and store in the same space or less (with our new folding frame Sno Wovel model). Most importantly, most of our customers report they are 2-3 times faster than shoveling and many have said they beat their neighbors' snow blowers. But they can clear in any conditions, including slush and even the sometimes 2-3 feet compacted at the end of the driveway from the street plows. Safe, Fast, and Easy...

  • Sara
    Sara – Grommet Team
    1/19/2009 12:29 PM

    We just got 8" of snow where I live in Massachusetts and fortunately, because I work at Grommet, I am testing the Wovel!! (Great timing!)

    We wove it! It is so easy to use, you don't have to lift the snow, the wheel does everything. Because it has an oversize shovel, it scoops alot of snow at one time without the weight and the strain on the back. Its really efficient. We like that we are not using gas, not making lots of noise and we are getting some exercise outside. Great Grommet!

  • Mary
    Mary
    1/19/2009 1:47 PM

    This has me wishing I live in a snow-y area of the country. The wovel is a great excuse to be outdoors in the cold, get exercise, and not have to pay for lift tickets.

  • Katherine
    Katherine
    1/19/2009 3:01 PM

    It's great to see it in action in miserable conditions! It makes sense that it would ease strain considerably! Great product!

  • Gary
    Gary
    1/19/2009 5:20 PM

    How much does the Wovel weigh and how well would it work on a set of 3 to 4 steps about 12" in depth?

    Thanks, Gary

  • Mark
    Mark
    1/19/2009 9:32 PM

    for Gary...the Sno Wovel weighs about 19lbs (including the wheel and tire), but is almost evenly balance so when in use, until there is snow on the blade, just a finger pressure will lift the blade. All that means is that your body weight and effort go ONLY into lifting and throwing the snow! It can clean steps, but I find it easier just to use a shovel if I have more than one or two steps (though with the large wheel you can roll right up or down steps). But it can clear well more than 12" of snow. We have used it to clear over 2 feet of snow (and even the end of the driveway where the street plow pushed it well over 2 feet ..and very heavy), but in 2 feet of snow, much like with other snow removal, we find it faster to clear more frequently (vs clearing at the end of such a large storm).

    Hope that helps..let me know if that didnt answer your questions fully.

    best regards, Mark

  • Gary
    Gary
    1/19/2009 10:40 PM

    Thanks Mark. Great answer - definitely considering the Wovel. Wish I'd had it for this last storm!

  • Judy Lemrick
    Judy Lemrick
    1/20/2009 7:07 AM

    Interesting item. I live in Montana and we get a lot of snow. This would really help my husband (because I'm not shoveling!)

  • Leigh N.
    Leigh N.
    1/20/2009 9:15 AM

    Our relatives in Indiana could certainly use one of these!

  • Louise
    Louise
    1/20/2009 9:35 AM

    The Wovel looks great...so do the Obama bags

  • Barbara
    Barbara – Grommet Team
    1/20/2009 10:00 AM

    Louise, check back at noon for our next Grommet and for the chance to win an Obama Flashbag!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    2/10/2009 10:07 AM

    Should let people know that the Sno Wovel requires assembly. Putting the pieces together is easy enough but getting the rubber tread on the wheel is bad language territory. Just be prepared.

  • Bill
    Bill
    2/19/2009 1:31 AM

    I had not heard of this product....our Dad would love having one because he doesn't want to use a snow blower. Thanks for telling us about it.

  • matt coiro
    matt coiro
    1/22/2010 11:10 AM

    you are showing a pic of the older version the wovel, the new folding version is probably what you are selling sno wovel fyi

  • Katherine
    Katherine – Grommet Team
    1/22/2010 11:32 AM

    Matt - thank you for bringing this to our attention! It is now updated.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.