Updated February 23, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

The 10 Best Garrett Metal Detectors

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This wiki has been updated 11 times since it was first published in February of 2019. A well-regarded name in the metal detector space, Garrett provides quality, American-made devices at reasonable prices. They offer a wide variety of models, from units perfect for beginners to options built to handle rigorous conditions and the demands of experienced hobbyists. Whether you’re new to the treasure-hunting scene or a dedicated prospector, you’ll find what you need here. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. If you'd like to contribute your own research to the Wiki, please get started by reviewing this introductory video.

1. AT Max

2. Ace 300

3. AT Pro

Editor's Notes

February 21, 2019:

Garrett makes reliable metal detectors for users with varying levels of expertise at price points that make them accessible to many consumers. As far as this ranking goes, all models are high quality and boast thoughtful designs - so we prioritized the units that had the best value and most useful functions. After that, it's simply a matter of consumer need based on individual situations. We made sure to incorporate a handful of selections for beginners and experts, in addition to helpful-to-have choices like the Pro-Pointer AT and lesser-known options such as the Super Scanner V, which serves a different, albeit vital function. The AT Max was placed at the top spot because it combines some of the most compelling features Garrett has to offer at a great value.

4. Sea Hunter Mark II

5. Ace 400

6. AT Gold

7. Ace 250

8. Pro-Pointer AT

9. Ace 200

10. Super Scanner V


Gia Vescovi-Chiordi
Last updated on February 23, 2019 by Gia Vescovi-Chiordi

Born in Arizona, Gia is a writer and autodidact who fled the heat of the desert for California, where she enjoys drinking beer, overanalyzing the minutiae of life, and channeling Rick Steves. After arriving in Los Angeles a decade ago, she quickly nabbed a copywriting job at a major clothing company and derived years of editing and proofreading experience from her tenure there, all while sharpening her skills further with myriad freelance projects. In her spare time, she teaches herself French and Italian, has earned an ESL teaching certificate, traveled extensively throughout Europe and the United States, and unashamedly devours television shows and books. The result of these pursuits is expertise in fashion, travel, beauty, literature, textbooks, and pop culture, in addition to whatever obsession consumes her next.


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