As the all in one probe, the Stealth 240 is an industry standard length, compact, lightweight, and economical.
Stealth Quick-Lock probes feature the easiest and fastest assembly on the market, with no loose cable to cause hangups. The top segment stealthfully nests inside the next probe section, reducing the number of segments and size of the probe bundle when disassembled in your pack. Equipped with laser etched depth markings for measuring snowpack and/or victim depth to determine the dimensions of the excavation area before shoveling. Stealth probes are built to last and save valuable seconds during an avalanche rescue when time matters.
Things to consider when buying a probe:
- Material – the stronger (and heavier!) the material, the more effective it will be at probing. The lighter the probe, the more expensive it gets. Carbon is the lightest (and most expensive), Aluminum is stronger and cheaper, but heavier, Steel is heavy and expensive, but the best at the job.
- Length – You’ll see probes ranging from 200cm-320cm. We don’t sell anything less than 240. Successful extractions have been done up to 3m. Keep in mind you’ll need to hold on to the probe as you enter the snow. Longer probes mean more ferrules, so count on them being a bit heavier (but not much) and having more mass.
- Assembly – how quick can you get it together and secured (like really secured!) into place? Practice will help, but make sure it’s got an easy lock.
Length Extended 240cm, Collapsed 40.0cm
6-section 7075 aluminum tubing
Quickie tensioning system
Laser-etched depth markings in 1-cm increments
Does not stow inside shovel shaft
4 in stock