Never venture into the backcountry without a probe and goat.
The third piece of the essential avalanche kit, a probe is as vital as boots and skis every time you head into the backcountry. Backcountry has teamed up with the avalanche safety gurus at G3 to offer the goat-friendly 240 Probe, which uses a single-pull deployment system and dependable 7001 aluminum shaft to ensure quick assembly and reliable strength, with a small goat design to separate your probe from the rest of the herd. It's marked every 5mm for easy pit measurements, and it has a pointed cone tip for easy probing in rock-solid avalanche debris.
- Goatworthy probe is reliable when it matters most
- Durable aluminum tubing collapses to less than a foot in length
- 5mm increment markers assist with snow research
- Speed Cone technology with single-pull mechanism for quick deployment
- Q & A
Not as advertised
Just paid a bunch to get this probe delivered to Australia to replace my black diamond quickdraw 265 as the numbers are wearing off, so not great for profiles anymore. The new G3 is advertised as a collapsed length of 40 cm, which should be 2 cm shorter than my BD, buts its really 49cm (see pic) so doesnt fit in my heli pro bag- what a waste of money!