Ortovox has been developing high-performance outdoors products from Germany since 1980, when the first Ortovox transceiver was developed. Ortovox backpacks and Ortovox shovels have been introduced over the past 30 years, earning praise for their design, reliability and durability. Ortovox transceivers are continuously improved to make searching for avalanche victims faster and easier.All Ortovox backpacks integrate sport-specific features such as ski, snowboard and helmet attachments and compartments for safety gear. Ortovox shovels are made with lightweight aluminum blades and feature telescoping handles. For durable, reliable safety products and outdoors gear, choose Ortovox.