ARVA Evo4 Beacon
ARVA Evo4 Beacon
ARVA Evo4 Beacon

The Evo4 is the newest beacon from Arva, replacing the Evo3+, and is, overall, a very intuitive and affordable option for the casual backcountry traveller. At a reasonable $290, it features a large digital display, utilizes an easy-to-use red pull-tab to toggle between Send and Search modes and has a flagging feature to assist in multiple burial situations. Similar in size and shape to the BCA Tracker DTS, the Evo4 is noticeably hefty, but feels solid, with a hard plastic shell encasing its three antennae. Unfortunately, this does make it a bulky beacon to keep in your pocket, and, as such, the Evo4 comes equipped with a harness. 

PROS:

  • Easy to read screen
  • Easy to toggle between send and search
  • Flagging feature
  • Comfortable strap
  • Similar size to competitors at the price point

CONS:

  • Doesn’t make a sound when it turns off
  • The strap is the on/off switch
  • Not easy to do fine search because of strap system
  • Beacon is too bulky to wear comfortably in pocket 

 

Tech Specs

Key Features:

  • Three antennas
  • Average digital search band width of 40 meters
  • Digital LCD screen with arrows and distance values
  • Marking function
  • Multiple buried indication
  • Group check
  • Clip for safe
  • Batteries and holster included

Weight: 7.8 oz

ARVA Evo4 Beacon

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The Evo4 is the newest beacon from Arva, replacing the Evo3+, and is, overall, a very intuitive and affordable option for the casual backcountry traveller.

Key Features:

  • Three antennas
  • Average digital search band width of 40 meters
  • Digital LCD screen with arrows and distance values
  • Marking function
  • Multiple buried indication
  • Group check
  • Clip for safe
  • Batteries and holster included

Weight: 7.8 oz