Weight: 210 g
Size : 122 x 73 x 27 mm
Battery Life: 250 hours send mode
Search Width: 40 m
Maximum Range: 40 m
Power Supply: 1x AA Battery
We’ve put a lot of nice kit in the Mpora Backcountry Guide. Some of the stuff we’ve been most impressed by though has been the accessible kit – the kind of stuff that’s high performance while still being affordable (affordable by skiing standards, at least).
Coming in at just £220, the Ortovox 3+ Avalanche Transceiver requires just a single AA battery to power for 250 hours in send mode. Ortovox have done well here to make an extremely capable transceiver, at a price point that won’t scare the masses away from getting involved with avalanche safety.
“The Ortovox 3+ comes with Ortovox’s tried and tested Smart Antenna Technology”
Being 2019, it’s great to see all entry-level transceivers packing three antennas. The Ortovox 3+ comes with Ortovox’s tried and tested Smart Antenna Technology – meaning that the product will select the best antenna to send the signal from, based on your orientation whilst buried within the snow.
This means that as long as your companions are on the ball and trained up, they’ll have a much higher chance of getting the strongest signal lock on the transceiver and therefore be able to hone in on your location faster.