Bca Mtn. Pro vest and beacon!
I have the early vest and had some problems getting it to fit perfect.
The newer vest is even better.
Bca beacon is just easy to use intuitive and not over complicated
Would buy again
The 16L is pretty small storage wise if you don't also have a tunnel bag. The gen 2 BCA vest would be my choice for a pack. The transceiver offered in a combo pack is often the entry level and it is worth stepping up to a mid-line transceiver whereas a pro level transceiver doesn't usually add much value for the average user. In the past I have liked Pieps units but would probably go with a Mammut if I bought one today.
My Klim Atlas 26 was a bunk piece of crap from day one. Barely holds a charge for more than a day, and I can only get 1 pull out of a charge. Was also a hassle dealing with Klim trying to get it sent in for warranty, seemed like they wanted to come up with every excuse in the world to not address a warranty issue on my piece of crap $1k bag I bought. So given my interactions with Klim, I definitely would NOT suggest buying a Klim avy bag.
I have read about some trouble with Pieps Beacons not turning on or the slide getting bumped and turned off. I understand there has been some deaths do to this fact. I can't prove that there is promblem only stating what i read about. However Peips is Black Diamond and they are not for Motorized travel. The top Beacons are BCA, Mamut from what i have read in reviews. There are many good bags on the market BCA makes good stuff and the price is good. Th Klim bag is really nice along with Highmark stuff. Trying one on and getting info from others is your best bet. In the end it comes down to what fits and is comfortterable all day.