- Price: £340 / €380
Avalanche safety has come on a long way in recent years, but here’s a piece that honours the past as much as it lights the way of the future. The Mammut BarryvoxS avalanche transceiver is named for Barry, a legendary Swiss mountain rescue dog that saved dozens of lives in the early 19th century.
“The improvement to the ‘fine search’ stage has the potential to save you a great deal of time”
The Mammut BarryvoxS (the ‘S’ stands for ‘Smart’) replaces the Pulse Barryvox, and represents a major upgrade in terms of both performance and ease of use. At first glance you’ll notice that the display has been completely overhauled, and we’ll get to that in a minute.
First, though, it’s important to mention that the range has been increased, and now covers up to 70 metres.It’s not a huge improvement over the Pulse, but every little helps. It also picks up signals faster than its predecessor, and is better at dealing with multiple burials. The marking function remains, as is the automatic switch back to Send mode should you get caught in a follow-up slide.