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ARVA Neo+ Avalanche Beacon

Brand: ARVA
Model: Neo+
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Price: $349.95
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The ARVA Neo beacon has been the Gold Standard for us at Skimo Co. In our independent testing, it performed the best in terms of range and accuracy when it was introduced. ARVA designers could have easily rested on their laurels as the Neo is still a top performer. However, when the lives of real people are at stake, the French are not satisfied with “good enough.”

Incorporating new technological advancements, ARVA has evolved their star-beacon into the Neo+. The Plus has an even longer listed search-strip of 70+ meters, which ARVA measures conservatively relative to other brands. To ensure rescuer-safety the Neo+ has a motion sensor that switches the beacon back to SEND mode if the wearer stops moving. This means that you can be found if the hang-fire above suddenly slides on you while digging.

ARVA also took the opportunity to improve the ergonomics of the original Neo. A new harness allows the beacon to be carried in search mode, providing a safer means of handling once you have located the victim. This feature aids in keeping the beacon close the user’s body in the event of a secondary slide. ARVA did away the “lock and key” style on/off switch and went to a fixed-switch that is permanently attached to the beacon.

The original Neo beacon was a great example of “simplicity is safety” when it comes to avalanche beacons. The Neo+ improves upon the original while maintaining the simplicity that makes it so effective. This is why you are sure to find this beacon in use by smart backcountry users for seasons to come.

  • Digital processor and 3 antennas provide 70+ meters of search strip ability.
  • Group-check function lets you quickly see that all beacons in your group are functioning.
  • Interference-management technology aids accurate searching by minimizing the effects of other electronics.
  • Motion sensor flips back to send-mode if you become still.
  • U-turn alarm keeps searches heading in the right direction.
  • Multi-burial flagging works simply and effectively.
  • Still the largest range and most accurate approaches.
Specifications
Weight
-> ounces
Antennas 3 Digital
Transmit Range 70m
Search Range 70m
Number of Victims 4+
Battery Life
Skimo Co Says
Usage Saving Lives
Bottom Line Easy to use and phenomenal search range.

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