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Recent Avalanche Safety Device Reviews

Pieps DSP Sport

rated 2 of 5 stars This beacon worked amazing for my first few tests and practices. Intuitive arrows, large screen, the beacon itself feels manufactured of high grade plastic. In my fourth practice session the safety leash broke out of the housing. This is a serious safety concern. A lost beacon could result in a lost life. Full review

Black Diamond Halo 28 JetForce Avalanche Airbag Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great evolution on the airbag concept with terrific selection of features. So I got to take this pack out for a spin the other day on a Ski Mountaineering objective. It was a pretty short day and we didn't get into any terrain that we felt was particularly risky, so I never felt the need for its key feature. The pack is accurate to the rest of the BD M/L sizing. It's surprising comfortable, and breathable for a winter pack. I certainly found it rather enjoyable to wear. The bag is burly, and feels… Full review

SnowClaw Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars It's easy to carry. It does work. I had two, gave one to another rescue worker. I like it very much. No problems, easy to carry, almost forget it's in my pack, but when I need it it makes any digging much quicker. Full review

SnowClaw Guide

rated 5 of 5 stars I find the Snow Claw an essential item for backcountry snow play. I am going to disagree with it not being an effective avalanche rescue tool. I researched these long and hard before buying one. Some rescue crews report having tested them directly against standard $75 portal avalanche shovels. They were in fact surprised to find them more durable, faster at moving snow, and easier to carry. Furthermore they were found to be the superior tool at getting cars and trucks dug out of snow banks. Typical… Full review

SnowClaw Guide

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great must-have tool, for snow travelers of every kind. When I started doing a little bit of front and back country snowshoeing several years ago, I saw this and thought it would be a great thing to have. And for twenty bucks, why not?? It is a very easy to use "shovel," and moves a fair amount of snow easily and quickly. It is effective in most snow conditions, except for really icy situations. I have had it since they first came out, and it is still in like-new condition.  I especially like… Full review

Mammut Probe 320 Fast Lock

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Sturdy probe with quick lock. The Mammut 320 Fast Lock avalanche probe feels very strong (13mm diameter) and is operable with gloves. The measurements on the side are easy to read. I haven't had a chance to use it in the field yet, but so far I like it more than the older Black Diamond Quickdraw that I used last winter as there are no pinch points. (Although it looks like the new BD's have a similar style to this Mammut) My first concern was hoping the locking mechanism and cable hold up. The inner… Full review

Backcountry Access Tracker DTS

rated 5 of 5 stars The best avalanche beacon I have used. This is the simplest, most functional avalanche beacon I have ever used. You can pull it out of the box with zero experience in using a beacon and feel like a pro within 5 minutes. On top of that, it's reasonably priced and easy to find. The harness is super easy to put on and is barely noticeable. The range is good. There's not much else to say — it's the ideal beacon. I love this thing. 100% recommended. [I am a PSIA certified Alpine and Telemark Instructor]… Full review

Voile Mini Shovel

rated 5 of 5 stars If you are going winter camping and not carrying one of these (or a comparable model), you are not carrying an essential winter survival tool. The Voile Mini is one of several small snow shovels that anyone winter camping on snow should carry. This is not a full size shovel, but for all that I have done with it, it was the perfect size. I would take mine even on day trips. It is fairly light, has a metal blade, and is well made. The handle comes apart and fits back together easily. It can be used… Full review

Mammut Pulse Barryvox

rated 5 of 5 stars It works. Have carried mine for 3 years. Replaced batteries every year though they still show 85%. Good range when tested on buried beacons. I like the one hand to turn on, two hands to turn off feature. Fits in a pocket well. Has adequate leash. Full review

Top-Rated Avalanche Safety

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Brooks-Range Snow Grid Decal Snow Study Device
Voile Two Sided Pop-Pin Snow Shovel
Life-Link Winter Backcountry Travel Card Snow Study Device
Brooks-Range Snow Grid Card Snow Study Device
Brooks-Range Folding Ruler Snow Study Device
Backcountry Access Float Cylinder Refill Kit
Backcountry Access Magnifying Loupe Snow Study Device
$9 - $19
Backcountry Access Lexan Crystal Card Snow Study Device
$10 MSRP
Brooks-Range Folding Magnifier X10 Snow Study Device
$10 MSRP
Brooks-Range Snow Crystal Card Snow Study Device
$10 MSRP
Backcountry Access Aluminum Crystal Card Snow Study Device
Backcountry Access Ruler Snow Study Device
$10 MSRP
Life-Link Himalayan Snow Shovel
Mammut Airbag 3.0 Trigger Test Tool
$11 - $12
Brooks-Range Snow Crystal Card Pro Snow Study Device
$12 MSRP
Pieps Pouch Backup/TX 600 Avalanche Beacon
Pieps Transceiver Pouch DSP Pro
Pieps TX 600 Dog Collar
Brooks-Range Slope Meter Snow Study Device
$20 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
SnowClaw Guide Snow Shovel
Backcountry Access Digital Thermometer Snow Study Device
Life-Link Slopemeter Snow Study Device
$24 MSRP
Swix Snow Thermometer with Case Snow Study Device
Brooks-Range Pocket Scale SR-1 Snow Study Device
Arva Beacon Holster Avalanche Beacon
Backcountry Access Slope Meter Snow Study Device
Brooks-Range Rutschblock Cord Snow Study Device
$25 MSRP
Brooks-Range Digital Thermometer Snow Study Device
$25 MSRP
Arva Ovo Compact Shovel Snow Shovel
CAMP Crest Snow Shovel Snow Shovel
Backcountry Access Snow Saw Snow Saw
$27 - $34
Pieps Transceiver Pouch DSP Sport
K2 ALU 230 Avalanche Probe
Brooks-Range Compact Snow Shovel
Brooks-Range Snow Study Organizer Pro Snow Study Device
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Voile TelePro Shovel Snow Shovel
$30 - $37
Arva Ovo Compact TS Shovel Snow Shovel
Mammut Carbon Probe 240 Fast Lock Avalanche Probe
ABS Powder Zip-On 5 Avalanche Airbag Pack
Backcountry Access Analog Thermometer Snow Study Device
Ortovox Economic II Snow Shovel
$34 MSRP
CAMP Alu Fix Snow Shovel
Mammut Probe 200 Avalanche Probe
Brooks-Range Compact EXT Sharktooth Shovel Snow Shovel
Ortovox Pocket Spike
Brooks-Range Compact EXT Snow Shovel
Ortovox Snow Saw Snow Saw
Arva XPowder Avalanche Airbag Pack
Voile Telepack Shovel Snow Shovel
Brooks-Range Hauler Snow Shovel
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