Gear Reviews

The Best Snow Safety Gear of 2016

Get out of trouble with this essential equipment for backcountry riding.

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Riding in the backcountry is fun, but doing it safely takes more preparation than sitting on a lift. Step one: Get yourself a beacon and take an avalanche safety class from an AIARE-certified instructor. Step two: Gear up with these packs, shovels, probes, and other winter gear.

The Best Snow Safety Gear

Mammut Alugator Light Shovel

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Mammut Alugator Expert Shovel (Courtesy Photo)

Carbon Probe 240 Light 

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BCA Float 42

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Arc’teryx Voltair

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BCA Shaxe Tech Avalanche Shovel

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Petzl Rad System

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