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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

Nalgene Compatible System

rated 5 of 5 stars Convert your Nalgene bottle to a hydration system. Much more durable than a conventional hydration pack. This hose kit converts your Nalgene bottle into a hydration system. Simple and effective. Comes with a bit valve and insulated hose. I have used this system for backpacking and mountaineering. For winter trips, I cut a small slot in the top of an Outdoor Research Bottle Parka to keep the bottle from freezing. In cold weather you should blow any water back through the hose to keep it from freezing. Full review

Alpine Trekker

rated 3 of 5 stars Affordable way of accessing the backcountry and becoming introduced to off piste skiing. Short term solution before spending the money on a real touring setup. This is a great for skiers who want to try touring and accessing the backcountry for the first time. This product is affordable and you do not need to commit to investing hundreds of $$$ on a touring set up.  Buyer beware though, you get what you pay for. Slower transition time leaves you lagging behind your partners and the fragile parts… Full review

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

A1 Shovel and Saw

rated 4 of 5 stars The shovel itself is great: strong construction, easily collapsible, and the extension feature makes it perfect for snow caving. Now I am able to build both the tunnel and the cave with one shovel. Before I needed two types; a short shovel and a long. If you build many caves, this is the shovel you need. The saw, however, is a different story. I was cutting off a branch (about one inch in diameter) and the saw broke in half. I continued to use the remaining part of the saw and it broke again. It… Full review

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Backcountry Access was acquired by K2 Sports in 2013. K2 also owns 5150, Atlas, Full Tilt, K2 Skis and Snowboarding, Line SkisMadshus, Morrow, PowdeRidge, Ride, Tubbs, and Zoot.

 

Backcountry Access Coverage in the Trailspace Blog

Avalanche airbags explode into spotlight
The number of avalanche airbags available to backcountry skiers and riders has exploded in North America in the past few years. And you've likely noticed that the safety devices are also getting more media attention this winter, not just in the outdoor world. Read more
February 22, 2012

Video: Deploying an airbag in an avalanche
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April 25, 2011

Outdoor Retailer: Avalanche Airbags Expand
Only a few years ago avalanche airbags were unavailable in the United States, and until now it’s been a limited market. But in 2011, the options available to backcountry skiers, riders, and others venturing into avalanche terrain will expand. Read more
January 26, 2011

Outdoor Retailer: Avalanche airbags
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February 1, 2010

Outdoor Retailer: Three-antenna avalanche beacons
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February 1, 2010

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Backcountry Access
2820 Wilderness Place Suite H
Boulder, CO 80301
USA

phone: (303) 417-1345
fax: (303) 417-1625

website: www.backcountryaccess.com
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