Welcome to another installment of Gear Spotlight from FREESKIER. Here, we provide a close-up look at the gear and accessories that everyone should know about. The goal? To point you towards the best brands and products on Earth so you can trust your equipment whole-heartedly and have as much fun in the mountains as possible. Read up on Ortovox’s 3+ Avalanche Beacon 2017-2018, below, then visit us again tomorrow for more awesome gear coverage.
The 3+ is an intuitive avalanche transceiver that can be relied upon by backcountry beginners and experts alike. A standout feature of this product is its ability to understand its particular orientation (horizontal, vertical, etc.) and subsequently broadcast from the optimal antenna plane to provide the best possible signal. Furthermore, the 3+ features a giant central screen that can display up to three targets during a multiple burial situation and shows “4+” if this unfortunate circumstance arises. A flagging button helps to mark found signals, expediting the search for additional transmissions.