Avalanche Safety

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Recent Avalanche Safety Device Reviews

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

Backcountry Access Tracker 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is such a simple transceiver to use. I'd recommend it for any recreational user. It's also commonly used by ski patrollers. This transceiver is very simple to use and that's what makes it so great. When I do practices with friends with other digital units, they seem to get hung up on other features and confused about how to interpret what the transceiver is telling them. This is due to not practicing enough, but with the Tracker 2, it is far more intuitive and even without much practice can… Full review

Lifeline Alum Sport Utility Shovel

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Lifeline Sport utility shovel may be sold at places like Fred Meyer and WalMart, but don’t let its cheap price fool you. This is an excellent shovel. It is often marketed for auto and snowmobile use. But don’t let that fool you. It is just as, if not more, capable than many shovels many times its price, not to mention a lot lighter. I would highly recommend this to anyone needing a good low cost lightweight backcountry shovel. Works excellent in making snow caves. When I bought this I was… Full review

Top-Rated Avalanche Safety

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Brooks-Range Snow Grid Decal Snow Study Device
$1 MSRP
Brooks-Range Snow Brush Snow Study Device
$1
Pieps DSP Elastic Lanyard Avalanche Beacon
$4
Backcountry Access Float Consumer Refill Kit
$5 - $749
Life-Link Winter Backcountry Travel Card Snow Study Device
$5
G3 Solid Probe Tip Avalanche Probe
$5
Backcountry Access Ruler Snow Study Device
$7 - $10
Brooks-Range Snow Crystal Card Snow Study Device
$8
Backcountry Access Aluminum Crystal Card Snow Study Device
$8 - $12
 
Life-Link Himalayan Snow Shovel
$9
Mammut Avalanche Airbag Backpack - Refillable Cartridge
$10 - $199
Brooks-Range Folding Magnifier X10 Snow Study Device
$10
Backcountry Access Lexan Crystal Card Snow Study Device
$10 MSRP
Backcountry Access Magnifying Loupe Snow Study Device
$16 - $19
Brooks-Range Snow Crystal Card Pro Snow Study Device
$12 MSRP
G3 Solid Probe Segment Avalanche Probe
$12
Pieps Pouch Backup/TX 600 Avalanche Beacon
$15
Mammut Cartridge Refill Kit -Pack of 3 Avalanche Airbag Pack
$15
Brooks-Range Slope Meter Snow Study Device
$16
Pieps Checker Avalanche Beacon
$18 - $24
K2 Avalanche Probe ALU 300 Avalanche Probe
$19 - $41
Backcountry Access Slope Meter Snow Study Device
$19 - $25
 
Pieps TX 600 Dog Collar
$20
Brooks-Range Rutschblock Cord Snow Study Device
$20
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
SnowClaw Guide Snow Shovel
$20
Backcountry Access Digital Thermometer Snow Study Device
$20 MSRP
Arva Snow Eco Snow Shovel
$21
G3 Rutschblock Cord Avalanche Probe
$23
Life-Link Slopemeter Snow Study Device
$24
Backcountry Access Analog Thermometer Snow Study Device
$24 - $34
 
Brooks-Range Pocket Scale SR-1 Snow Study Device
$24
Arva Beacon Holster Avalanche Beacon
$24
Brooks-Range Digital Thermometer Snow Study Device
$25 MSRP
Backcountry Access Snow Saw Snow Saw
$25 - $34
Arva Ovo Compact Shovel Snow Shovel
$26
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Mammut Pulse Barryvox Avalanche Beacon
$27 - $490
 
Pieps Transceiver Pouch DSP Sport
$30
Pieps Transceiver Pouch DSP Pro
$30
Arva Evo3 Holster
$30 - $35
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Voile Mini Shovel Snow Shovel
$30
DaKine SC Shovel Snow Shovel
$30
Mammut Alugator Light Snow Shovel
$30
Ortovox 200 Economic Avalanche Probe
$31 - $38
Arva Light Probe Avalanche Probe
$31
Arva Ovo Compact TS Shovel Snow Shovel
$33
Ortovox 240 Economic Avalanche Probe
$34 - $42
ABS Powder Zip-On 5 Avalanche Airbag Pack
$34
Swix Snow Thermometer with Case Snow Study Device
$35
CAMP Alu Fix Snow Shovel
$35 MSRP
Mammut Alugator Ride Snow Shovel
$35
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