ARVA is in a continuous search for perfection when it comes to their avalanche safety gear and the newest Neo Pro Beacon is sure getting there! It has maintained all the same excellent features of its predecessor, the Neo+, but with a few extras added on.
In addition to the already vast 70m search radius, the new Neo Pro can switch to analogue mode to get a maximum search range of 80m. You can also switch this beacon into Standby mode for when you are part of a team and shoveling rather than leading the search. This feature allows your beacon to stay on without transmitting or searching, which minimizes distractions and allows for your beacon to revert-to-transmit mode in the case of a second avalanche.
The Neo Pro has the same ergonomic shape and harness as the Neo+ and the same user-friendly simplicity that makes it such an effective and safe product. This beacon was designed with professionals in mind and is trusted by pros and backcountry enthusiasts alike when it comes to avalanche safety. Whether you are just dipping your toe into the beautiful world of backcountry skiing, or a seasoned veteran who could use a technological upgrade, the Neo Pro should certainly be on your radar.
||240g w/ 3 AAA batteries|
|Number of Victims||3+|
|Battery Life||250 hours transmit, 40 hours search|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Finding buried skiers|
|Notes||Has analogue mode to improve range, and standby mode so you can keep your beacon on while shoveling|
|Bottom Line||Best search range, good marking features, easy to use|