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 240 Probe – A lightweight aluminum probe with ample length that is quick to assemble. Done.
Ovo Access TS shovel – Big blade, strong telescoping handle, light and durable. Easy.
Buy this specially boxed kit, take an Avalanche class, and start practicing.
Update 2019/20: This kit was replaced by the Neo+ Safety Pack.