Christmas is about giving and showing that you care. But why not use this opportunity to also benefit yourself
Avalanche safety gear makes for the perfect gift because the receiving person can use it to save your life. With this in mind (as a clear fact) you should not be gift shopping for just any avalanche beacon, probe or snow shovel. You should be shopping for the best.
If this proposition sounds “evil” to you then stop shopping for avalanche gear and just buy your special ones a gift certificate. They will love it but make sure it is for a decent amount in case they really want that latest avalanche beacon.
Which avalanche gear should I be looking at then?
If you find it confusing to choose from current market offerings then perhaps check out this article – Choose the right avalanche beacon – otherwise you should consider only one of these:
When it comes to avalanche probes buy your partner a solid one, with a fast assembly system and at least 8 feet long (240 cm). Some of the best choices are:
If you really want to show you care (about them and yourself too) then go with Pieps iProbe that has beacon-like features.
Snow shovel, as oppose to a beacon or a probe, can have a much greater use than just in a rescue situation. Good shovel also serves as a tool for digging out a sled, shelter, or your vehicle when you get stuck. You want to buy something durable, with a long handle and an aluminum blade:
Enjoy your shopping and remember quality avalanche gear is a gift for you as well.