This beacon is without a doubt, the easiest to use on the market. Others may be great for experienced BC skiers/boarders and guides. But for someone just getting into the BC, this beacon is perfect. Easy to read numbers give you distance, while LEDs lead you to the victim.
The shovel, its a shovel, works great, its metal so you can beat the crap out of it.
Probe. good probe. took a couple times to learn how to get the cord to lock properly, so practice with it a few times to get used to that.