Anyone who lives in an environment where there's a lot of snow will know the value of a good shovel.
Plastic shovels can be found at around the Â£10 range, with the quality of the material increasing alongside the quality of the product. A wheeled or folding snow shovel can fetch up to Â£100, which is ideal for anyone that makes use of theirs all year round and needs something durable and functional.
There are a number of key brands within this market. Ames, Dart, EraPro, Garant and Suncast are all options worth exploring, although the sheer simplicity of the product means that many budget models are actually more than sufficient in terms of simply getting the snow out of the way.
As with all hardware products purchased, it's worth taking the time to read reviews on the web. Most products will have been reviewed at some point, and three or four online reviews is normally enough to obtain a general consensus regarding how good the product is.
General things to look for with regards to hardware include the quality of the materials that are used for construction, the place of manufacture and the reputation of the manufacturer.