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Hi there! I bought this arva evo3+ beacon and figured out that there is no leash from beacon to harness, so it seems be not very usefull, especially on pinpoint phase of search.

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Doesn't the shoulder strap function as a leash? In my testing all you do is unbuckle the waist belt and you have the same range most around your midsection (8-12 in.) as most leashes offer. Yes, for pinpoint against the snow you may want to remove it from your shoulder, but you would have to unclip a leash for that. The thing I like about this setup is you will never be wearing it and forget to turn it on like I have when I used the Tracker.

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The beacon leash is designed with simplicity in mind - clip on the shoulder strap/harness and the beacon turns on. Pinpoint searching works fine if you unclip the waist belt and simply bend over if you need to get closer to the snow.

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Arva offers an aftermarket Evo 3+ Harness that allows it to quick in and out access and has the mobility same as any other harness out there. It is around $40. Even with this add on you are still less than any other 3-Antenna with display and marking function.