Wolf Garten Straight Spade (ASD)

Wolf Garten Straight Spade (ASD) review

A strong, ergonomic spade that’s built to last.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5

In a nutshell

This long, ergonomic spade follows a simple design and has helpful features to aid good digging technique. It has strong treads and a comfortable handle and shaft but it long length proves sticky for some users.
Blade and shaft
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Value for money
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Pros: Balanced weight


Non-slip handle and tread
Cons: Not for short users

Ergonomics take some getting used to
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What is the Wolf Garten Straight Spade like?

This is an ergonomic spade designed to encourage a good digging posture and to help take strain off the back. It has a long shaft and a non-slip D shaped handle which is wide and angled allowing versatility across a range of digging tasks. It’s also bright red to help it stand out in the garden or down on the plot. The blade is induction hardened boron steel for extra strength and has wide treads and the shaft has a comfortable non-slip cover.

What is the Wolf Garten Straight Spade like to use?

For anyone over about 5’6 this is a great, comfortable, hard-working spade. The ergonomic shape and length are tricky for some but this definitely gets easier the more you use it and despite its weight the spade feels well balanced. Sturdy treads help make hard digging easier and the handle is spacious and comfortable. The shaft has a simple non-slip sleeve – no rivets to snag or catch here. Shorter testers will struggle with its length and design.

Will the Wolf Garten Straight Spade last?

The hardened steel blade is built to last and has stiffening ribs along its length to prevent bending. The long shaft is reinforced and this spade feels strong and robust.

Is the Wolf Garten Straight Spade good value for money?

In the premium price bracket, this is one of the most expensive spades we tested, but with a ten-year warranty and its simple robust design we think it’s good value for money.

Who is the Wolf Garten Straight Spade most useful for?

Best for gardeners who need to improve their digging technique or have a bad back and anyone over average height who wants to dig often and well.

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Product Specifications


Brand Wolf Garten
Name Wolf Garten Straight Spade (ASD)
Model Straight Spade (ASD)
Price £54.99
Spade type Digging


Material Boron steel
Shaft Metal
Foot tread Yes
Handle D grip
Weight 2.1kg
Height 123cm
Warranty 10YEAR