We have tested the BC-Link in lots of different situation in winter as well as in summer.
Here you get the review.
Maximize your line - and your safety. Work through complex terrain as a team with BCA two-way radios optimized for winter use. Strong group communication is the key to any successful day riding the mountains. Find separated riders, communicate plans, and share observations in real-time with the BC Link group communication system. The Smart Mic user interface is located at your fingertips, meaning you never need to dig your two-way radio out of your pack to change settings. Glove-friendly controls include: on/off and volume control; channel control; push-to-talk button; loudspeaker; earphone jack; and battery indicator. Rechargeable 3.7V lithium ion battery pack provides up to four days of battery life in cold weather.
We have tested the BC-Link a complete year in lots of different situations and terrains and we could not find any negative aspects.
One of the best test sceneries had been in Tignes, France.
Two Guides - two groups and loads of pow and freeride terrain. The BC-Link gave us more security for both the guides and the groups as well. We had more fun and better results in finding new and safe lines.
Thanks to the BC-Link we could communicate immediatly after or during the runs, share the conditions in beetween the groups and get the most out of challenging days in France.
Fazit: Even if the BC-Link seems a bit bigger and is more expensive than other radios, it is a great device to elevate safety in the backcountry.
No hassle using the BC-Link with Gloves, it is perfectly fixed at your backpack, you reach it easily, just press the talk button and you are clearly connected to your buddy. The reach and the sound quality are amazing.
Recommended and very glad to use it on my backcountry routes!
8 PMR446 frequencies + 38 sub-frequencies in Europe
• Optional use of preset frequencies
• Compatible with PMR446 radios
• according to IP56 waterproof
• secure cable connection and crocodile clip for shoulder or chest traps
• wearing gloves to use and optimized for ease of use
• On / Off and Volume
• Talk button
• headphone jack
• Battery indicator
• Weight: 12.0 oz / 340 g
• Dimensions Smart Mic: 3.3 x 1.0 x 1.8 "/ 8.0 x 4.0 x 4.5 cm
• Dimensions Base Unit: 2.5 x 2.0 x 6.0 "/ 6 x 5 x 15 cm
• Smart Mic
• The rechargeable 3.7v Lithium Ion battery lasts even in cold temperatures
up to four days
• The base unit can be attached to a belt or stowed in a backpack