The Zoom+ avalanche rescue kit is made for backcountry beginners who want to earn their turns without breaking the bank. The included Zoom+ transceiver, Badger shovel, and ALU 240 probe are all highly intuitive so they can be easily mastered even in stressful situations. The included Safety Academy Guide Book explains the ground rules and reveals a great deal of background information on the complex topic of avalanches to help ensure that the transceiver, probe, and shovel are not even needed in the first place.
With only two functional buttons, the ZOOM+ transceiver uses only the on/off button and the transmitting/receiving switch to provide intuitive usability and reduce user errors in times of high stress. Distances, directional arrows and information about several avalanche victims are clearly indicated via the LED display to guide you to the refined search area as fast as possible. The intuitive search acoustics will make higher and faster sounds when approaching an avalanche victim and clearly indicated when buried victims are near. Equipped with an internal Recco reflector and patented Smart Antenna Technology, the device analyzes its position in the avalanche and automatically switches to the best transmission antenna. Also included are an automatic switch over in case of a follow-up avalanche.
The Badger is a super lightweight aluminum shovel with an ergonomic, hybrid grip for maximum power transmission. Its sizable blade volume of 2.5 liters is backed up by robust design, pronounced center ridge and high side walls for full rigidity. Non-slip grooves on the top edge of the blade provide adequate traction when wearing boots. A centering aid in the shaft socket facilitates rapid assembly.
A rookie’s probe with quick-lock assembly system, the ALU 240 is reduced to the essentials. It features easy-to-read depth markers, a clear 1-meter marker and a neon orange bottom segment to optimally adapt the shoveling strategy. The quick-lock assembly system is ready for use in just seconds, and can be collapsed and folded just as quickly. The tension can be set by simply turning the optimized adjusting screw. The large probe tip, which has a significantly larger diameter compared to the probe elements, ensures improved penetration.
- Receive function: digital
- Number of antennas: 3
- Max range / search strip width: 40m / <40m
- Comfortable bag and hand loop
- Microprocessor control
- Automatic switchover in case of a secondary avalanche
- Intuitive search acoustics
- Smart-Antenna-Technology ™
- Permanent monitoring of the transmitter
- Display backlight
- Recco Reflector Inside
- Batteries: 1AA Alkaline 1,5 V
- Transmission capacity: 250h
- Dimensions (in mm): 116 x 79 x 23
- Weight (incl. battery and case): 200g
- Warranty: 5 years with registration
- Display of all victims
- Depth markers
- Non-slip step grooves
- Display of all victims
- Visual guide system
- Aramid tensioning system
- Quick-lock assembly system
- AL 5052 (strain hardened), powder coated
- AL 6061 T6 (hardened), anodized