Travis Flittonwrote a review of Mammut Barryvox Beacon on September 8, 2019
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I love this thing. I had an older transceiver that was still kicking but wanted to get one that was highly rated in the market. One thing that I ended up finding out was the actual distance of reading compared to other same level brands. I was hitting a signal in practice at 73 meters when others in my squad were getting their first signal under 60 meters. I know that they are both really respectable distances, but having that extra distance helps provide confidence that if I ever have to use it to find a buddy I can pinpoint them earlier. Time is of most importance!
Most importantly, PRACTICE! I can't tell you how many times I've heard someone say they are using beacons for the first time on a tour. Get out to a beacon park or get some friends together and play some games, do some drills. Be confident in your avy practices and hope you never have to use them.