or Connect
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Avalanche beacons?

post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 
I have been looking at avalanche beacons, so I want to ask a few questions about them. I have some friends that own them and wish more of us did as they are no good unless the crew you ski with has them. Do all brands work with each other? what ones have the best transmission and reception? What about easy of use and durability? What do they cost and what ones give the most for the money?
post #2 of 6
All brands work with each other. And they're all reliable and close in price for the features offered. Some have more range than other, though.

Here is the unbiased, heavily researched, Consumer Reports of beacons, happy surfing:
http://beaconreviews.com/transceivers/

Best bang for the buck depends on what features speak to you. Personally, I want one that is simple and intuitive to use, figuring that when the excrement hits the circulation system I don't want to be fiddling around. But a lot of people want extra features.

My preferences for brands run toward Ortovox, Pieps, and Mammut, based on proven performance and reliability over time. Read that site I listed above some and come on back with your thoughts and questions.
post #3 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks Bob

post #4 of 6
Yer welcome. Reviewing the comparisons on that site, I'd have to say that the Pieps DSPs seem to jump out with a very high value/feature set. Just sayin'.
post #5 of 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bob Lee View Post

Yer welcome. Reviewing the comparisons on that site, I'd have to say that the Pieps DSPs seem to jump out with a very high value/feature set. Just sayin'.

 

This was my conclusion as well.  The DSP Sport packs a lot of features, the display is intuitive, and it is good at accurately leading one to the signal.

post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 
Thanks I read a bunch of reviews and the DPS Sport looks like the best one for the money.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: General Skiing Discussion