Based in France, ARVA manufactures transceivers and other avalanche safety gear and has earned a reputation for making quality products.  They also are focused on weight, as some of their gear is the lightest in category, such as the Carbon 240 Light Probe.  We currently recommend the ARVA Neo Beacon as the one to carry every day in the backcountry.

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ARVA Axio Avalanche Beacon
The perfect gift for your ski partner, the ARVA Axio Beacon might give them the best chance of finding you if you’re buried in an avalanche. Other beacons rely on a very short third antenna which is limited by the depth of the housing. This renders the an..
ARVA Neo Avalanche Beacon
At Skimo Co, we like to offer our customers a wide selection of skis, boots, bindings, and other gear to match personal preferences. When it comes to avalanche beacons, however, we think it's better to give only a select few options for backcountry use. T..
ARVA Premium Combo Kit
This ARVA combo kit is a great way to get started in the backcountry. You get all the gear you need at a discounted price: Neo Beacon – An avalanche transceiver with the best range on the market that is simple to use. What more do you need? Light 24..
ARVA Ultra Shovel
A metal shovel light enough for racing? ARVA says yes, it's possible, with the new Ultra. Weighing just 302 grams (10.7 ounces), this ISMF compliant digger features a carbon fiber shaft that easily snaps into a svelt aluminum blade. When disconnected, the..
ARVA Snow Plume Shovel
The ARVA Plume is one of the lightest functional avalanche saftey shovels on the market. With a 46cm (18.1inc) carbon fiber shaft and a sizeable 24.5cm x 25cm (9.6in x 9.8in) aluminum scoop, the Plume will actually move some avalanched-hardened snow. But ..
ARVA Carbon 240 Light Probe
The ARVA Carbon 240 Light is the lightest probe on the market that complies with International Ski Mountaineering Federation regulations, weighing in at a scant 115 grams (4.1 ounces). However, being a full 240 centimeters (7 feet, 10.5 inches) in length,..
$74.95 $64.95
ARVA Carbon 240 Compact Probe
As light and awesome as the Carbon 240 Light probe is, the one drawback can be its length. The 43cm folded length can make it awkward to fit in shorter skimo race packs. Disliking drawbacks, ARVA decided to make a compact version which has a folded length..
ARVA Light 240 Probe
Long, strong, light, inexpensive. All these good qualities can be found in the ARVA Light 240 Probe, often used as a benchmark in the backcountry safety market. Featuring 7075 alumimum sections and a strong kevlar cord, the Light 240 deploys quickly and l..
What is a SKUBE you ask? It's what you get when you cross-breed a SKully and a neck tUBE. With a simple drawstring attached, the flexible SKUBE can either vent heat or store it. In other words, it's a perfect system for back country skiing when your are h..
$16.95 $12.95
ARVA Balaclava Xtrem
You know the days. The days that other protection just won’t do and you need a balaklava. The Xtrem edition from ARVA is a good choice for those days, with Windshield inserts and a mesh breathing panel to accommodate your high exertion. Made with Thermoli..
ARVA Bandana Xtrem
So extreme is this bandana that ARVA didn’t even have time to write all the letters in the word. Or maybe their marketing team just consists of poor spellers. Either way, the Thermoline+ Stretch face protection is a handy tool for doing laps. It’s secured..
ARVA Pro 240 Probe
Avy professionals and International Ski Mountaineering Federation officials don't recommend using a probe shorter than 240 centimeters (94.5 inches). In fact, we don't even sell shorter probes, as there are easier ways to tell your ski partners you don't ..
ARVA Helmet Holder
Backpacks are like best friends that hug you and keep you safe. They've always got your back and, as long as you remember to bring them along, will be there for you no matter what. But when you're out breaking trail and your backpack is left to bring up t..
ARVA Beacon Holster
Replacement holsters for ARVA avalanche transcievers with adjustable straps. Choose from Neo, Pro W, or Evo beacons. ..
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