1 Qt. weight is 1.57 lbs. - 2 Qt. weight 1.84 lbs. 2 piece handle design plus basket with shaft. 3 piece break down, makes it great for traveling. Heavy duty scoop that will outperform and outlast scoops costing many times their low price. Mesh is .5" and is brazed to 16 gauge steel to ensure long life and fast flow through action. Use in 4 lengths which vary from 13-39" allowing you to dig comfortably and deeply. By slipping the adjustable handle into the shorter scoop handle the spring clip will keep it in place.