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BCA Tracker S Avalanche Transceiver Review: Budget-Friendly. High Performance.

BCA Tracker S Avalanche Transceiver Review: Budget-Friendly. High Performance.

Backcountry Access avalanche transceivers are some of the most popular on the market. They’re reliable, easy to use and the BCA Tracker S continues that trend. “Simplicity is Speed” is the BCA mantra. The Tracker S is essentially a slightly pared down version of the excellent Tracker 3. The performance, ease of use and physical characteristics are the same but BCA has removed motion sensing auto-revert-to-transmit (aka revert-to-send) and USB upgrade capabilities. Neither of these are essential to an avalanche…

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Backcountry Access (BCA) Tracker2 Avalanche Transceiver Review

Backcountry Access (BCA) Tracker2 Avalanche Transceiver Review

The BCA Tracker DTS was one of the most popular avalanche transceivers in its day, and the Tracker2 is the next evolution of this device. Now with 3 antennae vs. the DTS Tracker’s 2 antennae contained in a lighter physical package, it’s easy to see the appeal of the Tracker2. BCA did a great job of keeping the desirable aspects of the old transceiver and improving upon its weaknesses in the Tracker2. BCA describes this transceiver as the ‘industry workhorse…

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Mammut Barryvox S Avalanche Transceiver Review

Mammut Barryvox S Avalanche Transceiver Review

In short, the new Barryvox S transceiver from Mammut is one of the most fully featured and best performing avalanche transceivers available today. Its only downfall is that it may be slightly¬†too¬†fully featured (read: complex) for beginner or novice users, but it’s an improvement in every regard over it’s predecessor, the Barryvox Pulse. Read on to find out more. If you’re curious how it stacks up against other beacons this season, check out our avalanche transceiver roundup for the 2018/2019 season….

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The Absolute Best Avalanche Beacon in 2018

The Absolute Best Avalanche Beacon in 2018

An avalanche beacon (or, more accurately, an avalanche transceiver) is a critical piece of gear for your survival in the backcountry. It needs to be reliable and you need to know how to use it effectively in high stress situations. In this article, we choose an overall best avalanche beacon for 2018 based on current availability. I’ll give you a hint – it isn’t the beacon in the image above. I will also look at the best beacon for people…

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