Avalanche Beacon Reviews

I would like to run down the top Avalanche Transceivers in this Avalanche Beacon Reviews article. Most people think that only back country skiers or hikers need an avalanche beacon but that isn’t necessarily true. Do you like to travel the country, especially in the winter. There are many stories of drivers being caught in avalanches on a drive through the mountains.

Avalanche Beacon Reviews

I for one would like to have an avalanche beacon with me if I was ever buried in snow.

Take a look at these top avalanche beacons or transceivers.

Avalanche Beacons

Arva Evo 5 Avalanche Beacon
  • Antennas: triple
  • Digital Range: 50m
  • Functions: group check, mark function, digital signal processing, multiple burial indicator (3+), auto-test, automatic revert-to-transmit mode, interference management, U-Turn alarm, updatable
  • Battery: 1 AA
  • Harness Included: yes
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Arva Neo+ Avalanche Beacon
  • Antennas: triple
  • Digital Range: 70m
  • Functions: auto check, group check, marking, multiple victim indication
  • Battery: 3 AAA
  • Batteries Included: yes
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Backcountry Access Tracker2 Avalanche Beacon One Size, Triple Receiving Antenna
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Backcountry Access Tracker 3 Beacon 2015 B-30000
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Backcountry Access Tracker 3 Beacon 2015 B-30000
  • Unit weight with batteries: 7.6 ounces/215 grams, Harness weight: 3.5 oz/100 grams
  • Frequency: 457 kHz, Batteries: three AAA alkaline
  • Battery life: minimum 1 hour in search mode after 200 hours in transmit mode (approximately 250 hours in transmit only or 50 hours in search only)
  • Range: 50 meters
  • Certified to be in compliance with all applicable North American and European norms
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Backcountry Access Tracker S Avalanche Beacon Transceiver
  • Simplicity is Speed
  • Includes Harness and Batteries
  • 5 Year Warranty
  • Weight 7.2 oz / 205g
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Black Diamond Guide BT Beacon
  • Antennas: 3
  • Digital Range: 60m
  • Functions: Bluetooth, mark and scan, self-check, Digital Signal Processor, inclinometer, continuous carrier mode, compatible with TX600 and iProbe
  • Battery: 3 AAA batteries
  • Battery Life: 400h in send mode
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Black Diamond Recon BT Beacon
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Black Diamond Recon BT Beacon
  • Antennas: 3
  • Digital Range: 60m
  • Functions: Bluetooth, multiple burial and mark function, iProbe compatible
  • Battery: 3 AAA batteries
  • Battery Life: 200h in send mode
Ortovox Unisex 3+ Blue Ocean 00
  • No. of antennas: 3
  • Dimensions (in mm): 122 x 73 x 27
  • Display of all victims
  • Batteries: 1AA Alkaline 1,5 V
  • Receive function: digital
Ortovox Zoom + Avalanche Transceiver
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Ortovox Zoom + Avalanche Transceiver
  • Smart Antenna Technology - analyzes the positions of the antennas in the avalanche and automatically awitches to the best transmission antenna
  • Secondary avalanche switchover: 120 sec. - If the transmitter registers no movement for more than 120 seconds while searching, it automatically switches back to transmission mode. Rescuers are thereby protected from follow-up avalanches at all times.
  • Recco Reflector inside
  • Visual plus Acoustic search - LEDs are used to show the distance to the victim, the direction using arrows and if there is more than one victim. Large LEDs are easy to read especially in poor visibility conditions and at night. The visual search mode is supported by intuitive search acoustics. Higher and fast sounds tell you that you are approaching the avalanche victim.
  • Just two buttons make operating errors practically impossible. Once switched on, it is possible to switch between transmission and search mode using the safety switchover button
Mammut Barryvox Avalanche Beacon,Black,One Size
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Mammut Barryvox Avalanche Beacon,Black,One Size
  • Effective digital search strip width: 70 meters
  • Digital receiving range: 70 meters
  • Circular receiving field: almost identical receiving range for X and Y antennas
  • Display: display with background lighting, very easy to read even when wearing polarized glasses
  • Acoustic search guidance: allows the rescuer to visually search the avalanche field
Mammut Barryvox S Beacon North America, One Size
  • Effective digital search strip width: 70 meters
  • Digital receiving range: 70 meters
  • Extended search range: extended receiving bandwidth (analog): up to 95 m; Extended search strip width (analog): 100 m
  • Circular receiving field: almost identical receiving range for X and Y antennas
  • Lithium-enabled: also works with lithium batteries: Less risk of leakage. More stable in low temperatures. Longer battery life (350 hours SEND)
Black Diamond Pieps DSP Sport Avalanche Beacon, One Size
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Black Diamond Pieps DSP Sport Avalanche Beacon, One Size
  • Three antennas Plus self-checking reference antenna
  • Smart transmitter adjusts signal to allow for the easiest solution in a multiple burial scenario
  • Circular range for extended, Symmetrical search area
  • Mark function for multiple burial scenarios
  • Beacon drift adjustment to pick up beacons transmitting drifted signals
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PIEPS Micro Avalanche Beacon One Color One Size
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PIEPS Micro Avalanche Beacon One Color One Size
  • Antennas: triple
  • Digital Range: 40m
  • Batteries Included: 1 AA
  • Battery Life: 400min
  • Harness Included: yes

Final Thoughts

There are many great avalanche beacons to choose from, and many of these depend on your experience level or need for more search functions. These are the devices that tend to show up more in the best avalanche beacon reviews.

Avalanche Beacon Reviews

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14 thoughts on “Avalanche Beacon Reviews”

  1. I have been struggling to pick one. So I’ll ask you help. I like the Mammut Barryvox S because its signal is analog and digital. But I also like Arva Axio because it permits 5+ multiple victim indication. And I know this last one is also analog and digital. Which one would you choose? Is there something I’m not considering?

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    • The Mammut Barryvox S is one of the top avalanche beacons on the market. It has a fast processor and is great during multiple burials. The Arva Axio is a great pick as well and the analog helps with micro strip searches. The Axio is also great with multiple burials. They both have 3 antennas so that is a wash. The Mammut Barryvox has a slightly larger search bandwidth. The Barryvox S costs about $100 more then the Axio but I believe the price is worth it, so I would take a hard look at the Mammut Barryvox.

      Let me know if you have more questions.

      Rick

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  2. Wow, this is very good. I didn’t now that there are specific beacons that are designed to accommodate the avalanche. This is a very good invention and I really admire it. This post comes at a time when it is really needed, I mean at a time when people will actually need to go out and anything can happen this winter. Thanks for this.

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