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Gear Review

5 5

Simple n Safe

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Sits nicely curved against the body but more importantly gets the job done. True it doesnt have as many features as some of the other beacons but for 300$ you wont find a better beacon. It's simple which is what you want in those high stressed situations where the adrenaline is pumping and the display is very bright. Battery life is also great and the strap, holder, and cords make sure it doesn't get lost. Only cons are the AAA batteries (which most beacons are anyway) and the lack of auxiliary functions. I have done practice searches and put it up against the Barryvox Pulse and Ortovox Beacons and the performance in single burial searches is nearly the same despite the other beacons supposed further digital range.
If I'm buried I hope my rescuers have this beacon!