Backcountry Access Tracker 2 Avalanche Beacon
Backcountry AccessTracker 2 Avalanche Beacon

Best-selling beacon with triple antenna.

The Backcountry Access Tracker 2 subtracts weight and size, and adds real-time display and a third receiving antenna to the best-selling, dead-simple Tracker DTS. The third digital antenna increases accuracy and provides a strong buried signal in any orientation, while the real-time display eliminates lag time, allowing you to narrow your search zone quickly when seconds count. The Tracker 2's single search / transmit switch makes learning and teaching a snap, and it reduces confusion when you hit adrenaline overdrive.

  • 50m digital range for a broad search field
  • Multiple burial indicator lights included
  • Mechanical search/transmit switch is intuitive
  • Real-time display minimizes lag time
  • Third antenna increases accuracy and signal strengths
  • Avy gear works best when you learn how to use it and practice your skills
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Reliable and Easy to Use

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I recently upgraded to this beacon from an older Pieps model because of it's ease of use and from what I have heard it is reliable. The functions are very straight forward and easy to switch quickly into search mode. I also appreciate the bungee that keeps the beacon attached to the carrier strap to avoid dropping it and loosing it in the snow while searching (my previous beacon did not have this feature). This is a great and reliable beacon that I would recommend for anyone looking for an easy to use and reliable beacon.

Great beacon to get me started

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I am new to the back country and wanted something that would keep me safe but not have to spend a ton. This beacon is perfect! 3 antennae and multiple burials are what i needed and it has both. I would highly recommend this for anyone getting into back country skiing!

Great Easy to Use Beacon

    I recently upgraded to a Tracker 2 from the regular Tracker as mine was getting old and less reliable. I love how intuitive the tracker is to use. But like any beacon practice makes perfect and it took me a few days of practicing to feel entirely comfortable. I love that pulling it out easily switches it to search mode, and it won't turn off in search mode.

    Buyer's remorse

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Actually searching with this beacon is just as easy as with the old tracker, and it is durable and rugged to the rigors of backcountry skiing. I never worry about it breaking or anything but I'm not super happy with it.
    I chose this beacon over the Tracker 3. I thought the difference in price between the two was just due to the low profile of the Tracker 3. Therefore, I went ahead and got the Tracker 2. However, upon comparing the two beacons in the field with a friend who had a Tracker 3, I found the range of mine was not as good. I also found in practice that if you are using the beacon, it is very easy to accidentally push the button and return it to transmit mode. This was, thank goodness, during practice and not a real event. When you are just staring at the display, of course, you would notice. However if your beacon is in search mode and you are going for your shovel or something like that it gives you an opportunity to push the button. These are serious drawbacks. I will probably replace the beacon soon. Given that I just spent $300 on it, I am considering keeping it for another year or so. But if I come across a mattress full of money I will probably replace it sooner. I would not purchase this product again and I would not recommend it to a friend.

    Perfect beacon for all scenarios

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    After using the Tracker DTS from BCA for a few seasons, I decided to get a tracker 2 to up my beacon game. The Tracker 2 is easy to use, durable, and extremely dependable. The more you use it, the better it gets-but it is easy to use from the start. I have not had to use it in an actual avy, but I train with it every year to stay practiced and on top of my skills. I loved my DTS, but the Tracker 2 is a great step up from it.

    Rugged, dependable, and simple.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The reality of backcountry skiing is your gear gets abused. Throwing packs into back of pick-ups, sitting on gear on windy peaks, heavy sweating on the uphill, and below zero on the down. The Tracker 2 is safety gear you can depend on. Period. Pick it up you'll recognize the ruggedness. And, of course it is super easy to use.

    Straightforward Workhorse

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The T2 is as user friendly as they come. It doesn't sport all the bells and whistles like some of the other beacons out there on the market, but it works when you need it. Single burial function is very straight forward, while multiple burial feature does take some reps to get comfy with. Practice practice practice!

    A Robust, No Fuss Transceiver!!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    After happily using my trusty BCA tracker for about 10 years, I decided to cave to peer pressure and try the Barryvox Pulse this season. For me, this was a mistake. I found myself missing two things most: 1. Its signal acquisition speed and accuracy, which for me was superior with BCA, and 2. it's ease of use. Let's face it: even when practicing, an avi search requires focus, confidence and swift decision making. I don't want or need a complex instrument in this setting...I want what I know and can use easily and quickly.

    Indeed, the BCA Tracker is a robust, no-fuss avalanche transceiver and I'll be returning to it for 2017-18.

    Safety is Key

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This beacon is very user friendly but has enough features to be safe. Running drills with this thing is super easy to find people and the pin point accuracy is literally a life saver. For the extra money its nice to have the triple antenna.

    Safety First

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The Tracker 2 builds off the proven performance of the Tracker series which has been an industry leader in beacon technology for many years. This beacon is straight forward and easy to use, as always make sure to take an avalanche safety course to gain adequate knowledge before venturing out into the backcountry.

    Ease of use and reliability

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I've owned this beacon for ~3 seasons now, and love it. It's not a million dollar beacon that can order a cheeseburger for you at the bar, but it gets the job done. Single beacon search function is super straight forward, but I advise you to really practice the multiple victim burial mode to learn the nuance of that function.

    No brainer

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Pull the tab to search, its that simple. The triple antenna is the new standard for beacons and a major improvement over the old double antenna design. If you are venturing into the backcountry this beacon is the way to go. BCA makes the best beacons on the market and are consistently some o the best selling times on the site. Pick one up and be safe out there!

    No Frills Backcountry Tool

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Being based out of Bozeman, MT and skiing Bridger Bowl means you're wearing your beacon every day of the season, in bounds or out. This simple tool is something your can rely on day in and day out. The idiot proof pull tab send/receive switch is ideal for high stress situations when there is no time to be wasted. Coming in at just $299 this 3 antenna super functional beacon gives a huge bang for your buck, and peace of mind in the mountains.

    Great Beacon For Any Level Rider

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Been using the Tracker2 for a few years now and it has been a critical component in my backcountry adventures. The triple antenna on the Tracker 2 gives me a lot of assurance to be able to locate a friend in need in case a slide is triggered. The interface is very intuitive and can be operated by just about anyone of any age. With all of this being said the tracker 2 comes at a very reasonable price that is much lower than the price of your life. Perfect beacon for anyone looking to get into backcountry skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing.

    Great Beacon For Any Level Rider

    Tracker 2

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The best transceiver is the one you know how to use. For me it's the tracker 2. A reliable, easy to use transceiver that I can trust. While practicing scenarios with clients, I find it to be one of the easier transceivers for less experienced individuals to grasp the concept. Highly recommended, and my go to for having a device I can rely on in less than ideal circumstances. Stay safe out there friends. Best regards!
    Benny Schmitt


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Super easy to use and no confusing settings or interference if you are a nonprofessional rescuer. I would buy again and recommend for others. Simple is good in a high stress situation. One thing to note- when using during practice scenarios with multiple people, it is really easy to accidentally nudge the bottom of the transceiver back into transmit mode after you have located a signal and another person is honing in on it. The other rescuers typically (my impression) stop following that one signal. But if you stick the transceiver back in coat or pocket (to dig or pole plant or what not) it can flip modes (and I don't mean rap song) pretty easy. This can make it confusing for the person using the search mode. You can get around that by turning your beacon off, but that isn't really a good idea in the backcountry in case there is a second avalanche. Also for women the harness is a little akward depending on your chest size. You have to maneuver it so can easily access. I found this true for most harnesses. You could clip into a pocket as long as tethered.

    idiot proof protection

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I have fallen in love over the years with the tracker line , simply , effective, accurate , and overall not badly sized . I upgraded this year and love the design of the 2 and its multiple burial feature. I would highly suggest this to any one who wants to stay safe and simply in the backcountry!

    Quality Beacon

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    One of the easiest to use tri-antenna beacons. Super simple design. Fits well in the harness and on my hip.

    Can I order this product with the sale price and take delivery when it is back in stock?


    I've sent you an email about the BCA beacon.

    Does this beacon come with a multiple burial setting? Or is it multiple burial compatible?


    The tracker 2 will automatically detect if there are multiple (2+) burials within range. BCA has a great video and manual that shows exactly how the tracker 2 functions in a multiple burial situation:

    Give me a call if you have any more questions ext 4758!