Ortovox Avalanche Equipment: For 30 years Ortovox has been the most successful producer of avalanche equipment, backpacks and merino outer wear for alpine sports throughout the year. With the development of the F2 in 1980 the success story of Ortovox started. Shovels, probes and backpacks let the assortment grew quickly. Since 1995 Ortovox has shown its proximity to nature by using natural resources – Merino underwear was born. With the F1 focus a faithful companion had been designed and it became the most sold avalanche transceiver in the world. In 2007 the S1 revolutionized the market by new opportunities in usability and searching, especially in a multiple victims avalanche burial.