The Mammut Barryvox S Beacon is a reliable, easy-to-use, and extremely functional option that provides confidence and efficiency in tough weather and terrain. Once users understand how to use all of the advanced features, this beacon provides optimal safety, battery-life management, super-fast signals, and optimal visibility, proving to be one of the most reliable beacons on the market.
The ARVA Neo+ Beacon is a mostly easy-to-use, functional, and feature-filled beacon that has a vast signal range. Despite having a bit of a learning curve when first starting out, once you get used to the buttons and features of this beacon, you will enjoy a user-friendly and well-priced beacon for avalanche and search-and-rescue scenarios.
The Scott Patrol E1 40L Airbag Backpack Kit is a more voluminous than average fan airbag system pack. While the backpack itself has some nice features, the real appeal of this pack is the Alpride E1 fan airbag system, which is also available from other brands such as Osprey and Black Diamond. The pack itself has some significant flaws, but for certain users looking for a specific set of features, this could be a good fit.
The ARVA Evo4 Beacon is an easy-to-use, functional, and long-lasting beacon that can be used efficiently in a variety of conditions. While being able to turn the beacon on by simply clipping it to your harness strap, this beacon ensures it can’t be turned on by accident, but provides an easy way to turn it on. Despite not having the best range compared to other options, this beacon can be a good choice for those who want a reliable, simple, and long-battery-life option.
The Mammut Refillable Airbag System Cartridge is a convenient, easy-to-fill, and high-quality option. The challenges in finding refill points depends on your location, and may be difficult to find in Europe, but the standard fitting allows for a higher chance of finding a refill point. Overall, the high-quality build and versatility make this a good option.
The Backcountry Access BC Link 2.0 radio is an easy-to-use back-country communication tool . Most users report good range and glove-friendly controls, though a few reported defects. While pricier than other radios, the remote speaker microphone is compatible with BCA and other backpacks, and enables communication while the radio is safely stowed in a pack.
The Backcountry Access BC Link is a durable two-way radio with minimal frills and a long battery life. It provides users with the ability to reliably communicate in backcountry and front country settings for extended periods of time.