Black Diamond BD/PIEPS Sport Avy Safety Set

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Whether you're a seasoned pro or just taking your intro avy class, you're going to need the proper safety equipment, and the Pieps Sport Avalanche Safety Set offers all the necessary components in one package: the Pieps DSP Sport Beacon, Tour Shovel, and 260cm Probe.The DSP Sport Beacon is equipped with all the features necessary for a fast, accurate search, but remains impressively user-friendly, which is ideal for newcomers to the backcountry looking to practice their skills. Three antennas promote accuracy in a search scenario, and a 50 meter circular range picks up a signal in a large area. A mark function helps in multiple burial situations so your partners can start digging for one victim as you move on to search for the next. Three alkaline batteries you get 200 hours of life in search mode, and the included harness pouch lets you easily access the beacon during practice or emergency situations. Next up in the package is the Tour Shovel, featuring a durable aluminum blade for efficient digging, even in hard avalanche debris. The blade has a smooth bottom so you can shave down clean walls when you're digging snowpits, and its shaft is extendable so you can move as much snow as possible while conserving energy. When it's not in use, the shovel seamlessly collapses to fit smoothly into your pack. The included 260cm probe is made out of durable aluminum with high-visibility 1-centimeter measurement markings for accurate snow-depth readings. It boasts a one-pull deployment design so you can get it out fast in an emergency, and the no-slip grip gives you a secure hold, even when you're wearing gloves.

- Backcountry.com

Features of the Black Diamond Pieps Sport Safety Set PIEPS DSP Sport Beacon Transfer 3 Shovel QuickDraw Tour 280 cm Probe

- Moosejaw

The Black Diamond Sport Avalanche Safety Set includes the necessities for anyone from seasoned backcountry skiers to someone taking their Avalanche 101 class. The PIEPS DSP Sport Beacon features a large, circular search radius and three antennas for pinpo

- Mountain Gear

This set includes essentials for seasoned backcountry skiers or someone taking an Avalanche 101 class. It includes a Pieps DSP Sport Transceiver, a Transfer 3 Shovel and a 280cm QuickDraw Tour Probe.

- REI

This set includes the necessities for anyone from seasoned backcountry skiers to someone taking their Avalanche 101 class. The PIEPS DSP Sport Beacon features a large, circular search radius and three antennas for pinpoint accuracy. A Transfer 3 Shovel packs small to take up little pack space and extends with the quick pull of a handle. This kit also includes the fast, durable QuickDraw Tour 280 cm Probe for use in anything from measuring test pits to performing fine searches in a rescue. PIEPS DSP Sport Beacon Transfer 3 Shovel QuickDraw Tour 280 cm Probe Pieps DSP Sport Beacon Simplified and streamlined yet outfitted with all the features needed for fast, accurate searches in the event of a slide, the PIEPS DSP Sport Avalanche Beacon is as easy to use as it is powerful. With a 50-meter circular range, three antennas for pinpoint search accuracy, and a smart transmitter to aid in fast recovery, the DSP Sport is the go-to beacon for anyone venturing into the backcountry. The included harness-style carrying pouch provides comfortable, streamlined storage and fast removal for beacon practice and emergency response. Three antennas plus self-checking reference antenna Direction and distance from initial detection Smart transmitter adjusts signal to allow for the easiest solution in a multiple burial scenario Circular range for extended, symmetrical search area Continuous carrier mode for use with older, analog beacons Mark function for multiple burial scenarios Beacon drift adjustment to pick up beacons transmitting drifted signals Compatible with iProbe for added search capabilities Updateable software via USB (sold separately) Harness-style carrying pouch included with beacon Transfer 3 Shovel Built with an extendable handle and high-volume blade profile, the Black Diamond Transfer 3 Shovel helps you throw as much snow as possible from the smallest footprint. Its durable, smooth-bottom blade give you clean walls in your snow pit and the versatile design works well in any backcountry situation. Extendable, removable trapezoidal shaft with a redesigned, anodized blade Hybrid D/T handle Quickdraw Tour 280cm Probe Built with a durable aluminum construction and medium length, the Black Diamond Quickdraw tour Probe 280 is the go-to probe for day-in/day-out backcountry touring and snow study. The Tour 280's updated ferrules make for increased durability and quick alignment, while the integrated stuff sack and non-slip grip make for fast, one-pull deployment in emergency situations. Updated dual Quickdraw speed ferrules make for extremely fast deployment with maximum durability Rapid deployment stuffsack integrates with the probe's pull cord for one-pull readiness Non-slip grip provides secure purchase, even with wet gloves Oversized, durable alloy tip improves probing sensitivity by creating a hole larger High-visibility 1 cm markings

- Bentgate.com