Customer Reviews Of:
Ortovox S1+ Avalanche Transceiver
Closeouts. Designed by the leading manufacturer of avalanche safety equipment, Ortovox, the S1+ avalanche transceiver features signal separation and marking functions for quick, accurate pinpointing of burial victims. The S1 also has fully automatic switch-over from transmission to reception, saving you valuable seconds during rescue situations.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by wolf from Jackson Hole on Friday, May 23, 2014easy flip search mode, small, light, fast, accurate. what more do you need?
Reviewed by Chargnar from Jackson, WY on Tuesday, December 17, 2013Really easy to use, lots of great features for practicing with this equipment to get comfortable with it, and most importantly, be safe.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by egret from Boston, MA on Wednesday, March 14, 2012This transceiver seem to be exactly what I wanted. I have not used it yet but it has all I was looking for. It's compact and has good range. It's supposed to be one of the top transceivers on the market.
- Best Uses: Tour skiing, Winter backcountry, Winter mountaineering
- Cons: Complicated
- Pros: advanced, Compact, Range, UserFriendly
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Missoula Dad from Missoula on Tuesday, March 13, 2012On the one hand, I haven't even used mine yet so a review seems odd. On the other hand, this is the top of the line in avalanche tranceivers. If you do a little research, that's clear. I bought two, one for me and one for the wife. We have the gear and everything finally, but haven't been backcountry yet. It's a weird winter. So, with the right sale price, and possibly some of those $20 STP eDeals cards, this is great product at an amazing price.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jon Qualls from Co on Saturday, November 26, 2011My wife and I only have one Practice session with them but they seem to work as described. If you have always practiced with an analog or just using directional arrows it might be a harder switch to the different screen. For anyone who has not had a lot of practice it is very intuitive. The fine search was the most impressive function with the beacon it seemed to be very accurate. I have used the tracker ortovox 3+, and S1 so far I like the ortovox better then the trackers choosing between the 3+ and S1 is just personal preference on screen. I think the S1 is easier for a beginner to pick up and use with very little instruction.
- Pros: Easy to use, Intuitive, Quick
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Skidyflidy from Wasatch BC on Wednesday, October 19, 2011Great Transceiver, Really Good Price.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by auminer49r from Colorado Springs, CO - Pikes Peak Region on Wednesday, September 14, 2011I have researched avalanche beacons extensively. There are a number of lesser beacons that cost more than the Ortovox S1. It is a 3 antennae beacon, which provides better results and saves more time than a 1 antennae beacon, which is absolutely important. Hopefully I never have to use this beacon unless I am training. I hope that if someone is looking for me in an avalanche that they have a good beacon like this one.
- Best Uses: Being a survivor, Finding a survivor
- Pros: 3 antenna beacon, Easier to use, Great price, Highly rated beacon