Back to top

Please select a color/color.


  • Kit includes an analog thermometer, slope meter, aluminum crystal card and 6x magnifying loupe, all packaged in a carrying case
  • Proper use of snow study tools allows the user to gather valuable information on the stability of the snowpack and make informed travel decisions
  • Thermometer lets you check the temperature gradient of the snowpack; temperature is displayed in Celsius
  • Slope meter calculates the angle of the slope, helping you navigate through potential avalanche terrain
  • Aluminum crystal card and 6x magnifying loupe allow you to study snow crystal shape and size to gain information about snow stability
  • Multiple slope indexes on the crystal card help you calculate the slope steepness on a topographic map; also includes a 10cm ruler
  • The Backcountry Access Snow Study kit comes in a thermoplastic case for securely stowing individual tools in a convenient place


View all Backcountry Access Snow Testing Gear

REI membership


Best Use Backcountry Skiing
Dimensions 9 x 5.5 x 2 inches
Weight 11 ounces
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Has essentials,doesn't fit aiare book This is a useful basic backcountry snow kit with some essential tools to aid in characterizing snow and your terrain. Both the kit cover and the tools seem to have durable construction. One con, whichi could easily be corrected by the manufacturer is that the kit is too small for a typical aiare or all-weather notebook.
Date published: 2013-02-07
  • y_2017, m_3, d_20, h_19
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_1.0.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_1
  • loc_en_US, sid_807502, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_rei-inc
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-4.0.0
  • CLOUD, getReviews, 54ms

Is the case soft plastic or hard plastic? If you fall on it will you break the slope meter and the thermometer ;) ?

Asked by: devo
The case is fairly soft, it is not a hard plastic. However, we have heard feedback that the case does still offer good protection for the contents inside.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-28
  • y_2017, m_3, d_21, h_3CST
  • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvqa, vn_bulk_1.0.0
  • cp_1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers, tq_1
  • loc_en_US, sid_807502, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=NUM_ANSWERS, direction=DESCENDING)]
  • clientName_rei-inc
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-4.0.0
  • CLOUD, getContent, 49ms