Ratings Overview - Avalanche Beacon

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Mammut Barryvox S

 Mammut Barryvox S
The Barryvox S scored the highest marks across the board and held its own during all of our side-by-side testing. In multiple burial situations, it was faster than the Tracker 2 and just barely...  read more >
$490

Editors' Choice Award
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96
Range - 10 of 10
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Speed - 9 of 10
9
Single victim search - 9 of 10
9
Fine search - 10 of 10
10
Multiple burials - 10 of 10
10
Features - 10 of 10
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Pieps DSP Pro

 Pieps DSP Pro
The Pieps DSP Pro is one of the more advanced models in our review at a very competitive price. It has similar features, feature options, range, and processor speed as most of the other contenders...  read more >
$420

Top Pick Award
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95
Range - 8 of 10
8
Speed - 10 of 10
10
Single victim search - 9 of 10
9
Fine search - 10 of 10
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Multiple burials - 10 of 10
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Features - 10 of 10
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Ortovox S1+

 Ortovox S1+
The Ortovox S1+ is one of the most technically advanced avalanche beacons on the market but it still has a few quirks and it takes a little longer to get used to the interface than more basic...  read more >
$500

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Range - 8 of 10
8
Speed - 9 of 10
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Single victim search - 10 of 10
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Fine search - 9 of 10
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Multiple burials - 10 of 10
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Features - 10 of 10
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Backcountry Access (BCA) Tracker 3 avalanche beacon.

 Backcountry Access Tracker3
The Backcountry Access Tracker3 a slick looking new beacon in BCA's extremely popular line of Tracker avalanche beacons. Contrary to popular belief the Tracker3 is supposed to complement the...  read more >
$335

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Range - 7 of 10
7
Speed - 10 of 10
10
Single victim search - 10 of 10
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Fine search - 10 of 10
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Multiple burials - 8 of 10
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Features - 10 of 10
10
Arva Neo

 Arva Neo
The Neo is one of the highest scoring beacons in our review and winner of our OutdoorGeaLab Top Pick award for being the best option available between $300-$400. The Arva Neo is a solid product...  read more >
$360

Top Pick Award
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92
Range - 10 of 10
10
Speed - 10 of 10
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Single victim search - 9 of 10
9
Fine search - 8 of 10
8
Multiple burials - 9 of 10
9
Features - 9 of 10
9
Mammut Barryvox

 Mammut Barryvox
The Mammut Barryvox was one of the best beacons in our review. A top scorer in nearly every category, it is the more "basic" version of our OutdoorGearLab Mammut Barryvox S | Editors' Choice, the...  read more >
$350

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90
Range - 10 of 10
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Speed - 9 of 10
9
Single victim search - 9 of 10
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Fine search - 9 of 10
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Multiple burials - 9 of 10
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Features - 8 of 10
8
ARVA Axio

 Arva Axio
The Arva Axio replaces the Pro W in Arva's beacon line and is one of our top two over-all scoring beacons and was only just barely edged out by the Mammut Barryvox S as our OutdoorGearLab Editors'...  read more >
$470

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Range - 9 of 10
9
Speed - 8 of 10
8
Single victim search - 9 of 10
9
Fine search - 8 of 10
8
Multiple burials - 10 of 10
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Features - 10 of 10
10
Pieps DSP Sport Avalanche Beacon

 Pieps DSP Sport
The Pieps DSP Sport is the more basic version of the Pieps DSP Pro. Some of the upgrades the DSP Sport has from the previous model are an improved processor speed, better flagging function, 25%...  read more >
$320

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Range - 8 of 10
8
Speed - 10 of 10
10
Single victim search - 9 of 10
9
Fine search - 9 of 10
9
Multiple burials - 9 of 10
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Features - 8 of 10
8
Tracker 2

 Backcountry Access Tracker 2
The Tracker 2 is Backcountry Access' three antennae offering and wins our OutdoorGearLab Top Pick for Ease of use, best combination of intuitiveness, simplicity, and featuring what is possibly the...  read more >
$300

Best Buy Award
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87
Range - 7 of 10
7
Speed - 10 of 10
10
Single victim search - 10 of 10
10
Fine search - 10 of 10
10
Multiple burials - 7 of 10
7
Features - 7 of 10
7
The Ortovox 3+.

 Ortovox 3+
The Ortovox 3+ is a solid triple antennae beacon that is easy to use, with most of the features that backcountry users are looking for with not a lot of extras. The 3+ has a little below average...  read more >
$370

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Range - 7 of 10
7
Speed - 9 of 10
9
Single victim search - 9 of 10
9
Fine search - 8 of 10
8
Multiple burials - 8 of 10
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Features - 8 of 10
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Arva Evo4+

 ARVA Evo4
The Arva Evo4 is the new and improved version of the Arva Evo3+ with the primary differences being a slightly quicker processor, an integrated harness: put-on-to power on system, and an improved...  read more >
$290

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Range - 6 of 10
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Speed - 8 of 10
8
Single victim search - 9 of 10
9
Fine search - 9 of 10
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Multiple burials - 9 of 10
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Features - 8 of 10
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Ortovox Zoom+

 Ortovox Zoom+
The Ortovox Zoom+ is Ortovox answering the increasing demand for a super easy to use beacon for newer or occasional users. The Zoom+ fills this need quite well with an easy to understand interface...  read more >
$300

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Range - 6 of 10
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Speed - 9 of 10
9
Single victim search - 9 of 10
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Fine search - 8 of 10
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Multiple burials - 6 of 10
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Features - 7 of 10
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Tracker DTS

 Backcountry Access Tracker DTS
The Tracker DTS was the first digital avalanche beacon and is still the most popular beacon ever. However, it is no longer the best. The Tracker DTS remains the easiest to use two antennae model but...  read more >
$240

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Range - 6 of 10
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Speed - 7 of 10
7
Single victim search - 9 of 10
9
Fine search - 10 of 10
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Multiple burials - 6 of 10
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Features - 6 of 10
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