One of the first two-way UHF radios designed specifically for skiers and boarders, the BC Link should improve backcountry communication, which can be a factor in avalanche accidents. The two-piece, 38-channel unit includes a base that is stashed inside a pack or pocket and an external, glove-friendly smart mic that clips onto a backpack strap or jacket lapel for easy use on the move. [$175; backcountryaccess.com]
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