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.
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..
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..
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..
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 ..
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 ..
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..
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..
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..