With the explosion in the number of people in the backcountry in mountains worldwide safety has become a major concern no matter where it is that you ski. One of the most important pieces of gear that you can own is an avalanche beacon. The Evo 3+ from Arva is a great choice to keep you safe out there weather you are a seasoned veteran or a new guy fresh off the groomers.
The Evo 3+ has a long list of tech features that will give you the best chance of finding a buried buddy. Features like a powerful 457 kHz transmitter thats transmission level does not depend on battery status, a search bandwidth of 40 meters, a multi burial indicator, automatic lock on the nearest victim and a built-in function to block out found victims will take a little stress off your mind before dropping into that big line you have been wanting to try for years. This beacon is powerful and easy to use. Its digital display is awesome and very intuitive. I rocked it all last year and had better search times than ever before when practicing with friends. It is also more comfortable than any other beacon I have ever worn.
Currently on sale at backcountry.com for $238, the Evo 3+ is likely to least expensive top notch digital avalanche beacon on the market. If you or someone on your Christmas list needs a beacon for this season you can’t go wrong with the Arva Evo 3+.
A quick disclosure from someone who has lost a lot of friends to the mountains in the last 5 years, a beacon is a last resort tool to help you out when you are already in a lot of trouble. Take an avalanche class or two, ski with people who know what they are doing, use your head out there and always wear a helmet. Staying out of an avalanche in the first place is the key.
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