Arva Evolution 3+ Avalanche Beacon
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It doesn't get much better than the new EVO3+ by Arva, which builds on the strong reputation of the EVO3the workhorse of avalanche beacons in the Alps for many years thanks to its reliability and user friendliness. Designed with the "clip and be safe" concept, it automatically turns on when you wear it. Simplicity matched with reliability.
Whether you're just getting into backcountry riding, are a seasoned vet, or a crusty avalanche professional, perhaps the most important bit of knowledge you can take with you into the mountains is "I know nothing." No matter your experience, level of knowledge, or confidence in the conditions, accidents happen, and it's your responsibility as a backcountry user to be prepared. Part of that preparedness is having the right gear and knowing how to use it. To help you out, Arva's put together a package with their Evolution 3+ Beacon, Snow Eco Shovel, and Light 240 Probe, giving you the three avalanche essentials to help keep you safe if the unexpected happens. The simplest and lightest beacon in Arva's line, the Evolution 3+ has a simple one-button interface, three digital antennas with a range of 40m, and the ability to recognize up to three burials and indicate if there are more. Complemented by a signal-marking function, this allows for quick and precise searches in multiple-burial scenarios. It also has an innovative Clip Safe system, which turns the beacon on as soon as you attach it to the carrying harness, eliminating the chance that you forget to turn it on. To read more, check out the full Evolution 3+ page here. Arva also included their light Snow Eco shovel, which is made of tough aluminum and weighs in at under a pound, making it lighter than all but their ultralight randonee-racing shovels. The blade's also made of sturdy aluminum, and slips out of the sleeve to make carrying a breeze. To assist in the search, you also get a Light 240 aluminum probe, which weighs close to nothing and gives you 240cm of reach with a tension-locking assembly and Kevlar cord. Read up, if you'd like. Please remember that avalanche tools are NOT a guarantee that you will avoid or survive an avalanche; get educated, get the right training, travel with trusted partners, and be smart out there.
The best selling beacon of the Arva Equipment family gets an upgrade this year. While maintaining its simplicity and ease of use, the EVO3+ will be upgraded in multiple victim searching with the integration of a central marking button. The digital display clearly indicates whether searching for one, two, or three plus other beacons, and victims can easily be managed in a search with this new button. Also, thanks to its "clip and safe" system the device will always be on when are wearing it. The ARVA EVO3 + is the new standard of effective and easy to use 3-Antennas beacons. Battery check & Frequencies: Yes. Group check: No. Automatic return to sending mode: Yes. Analog: No. Stand by mode: No. U-turn Alarm: No. Transmitter / Receiver: International Frequency (kHz): 457. Antennas: 3. Maximum range (in meters): 60. 2 search modes: Novice, Expert: No. Transmitting autonomy (in hours): 250. Weight: 220 g or 0,49 lb. Function marking victims: Yes. Digital: Yes. Searching autonomy (in hours): 40. Number of victims: 3+. Earphones plug: No. 5 years warranty: Yes. Search bandwidth: 40. Backlight screen: Yes. Software update: No. Scrolling function: No. Compass: No
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