Works great for the backcountry. Easy to use. Comfortable on the body, hardly notice it. I am an old Pieps user, so the easy directional finder was so easy to practice with and find another beacon quickly. Make sure you practice with it though! VERY IMPORTANT. After you get the hang of it, it is a fine beacon. The only one I think that might be easier to operate is the DTS Tracker. Very happy with this purchase.