Back Country Access Stealth 260 Carbon Probe: Our lightest probe for the weight-conscious crowd. Stealth Quick-lock probes guarantee the easiest and fastest assembly on the market, while simultaneously freeing up additional storage space in your pack. Say goodbye to flogging cables and deployment hang-ups. Stealth Quick-Lock can save valuable seconds when time matters.
If you're all about blazing up the skin track to get a few turns in before work, than you're a prime candidate for the Backcountry Access Stealth 260 Carbon Probe. This wickedly lightweight carbon probe has the strength needed to poke through the snowpack without weighing down your minimalist kit.
The Stealth 260 Carbon is BCAs lightest probe for the weight-conscious skier. The quick-lock guarantees easy and fast assembly, saving valuable seconds when it matters.
|Collapsed Length:||16.9 in / 43 cm|
|Diameter:||0.39 in / 1 cm|
|Extended Length:||8 ft 6 in / 260 cm|
|Length:||8 ft 6 in / 260 cm|
|Note:||as always, get proper avalanche training and practice using your gear before venturing out into the backcountry|
|Number of Antenna:||0|
|Pull Cord Material:||Kevlar|
|Segment Length:||17 in / 43 cm|
|Upc, Ean, Isbn:||857240002369|
|Weight:||8.8 ounces / 250 grams|
The probe is exactly what I wanted. It's light, clearly marked, and the deploy/lock mechanism is the easiest and simplest that I have seen (better than the BD, Ortovox, and Pieps probes I've used). Nothing needs to be screwed, tightened, or tensioned. I agree that the probe practically assembles itself before hitting the ground.
Fortunately, I have yet to use it to locate somebody. I didn't ski much avalanche terrain this season, but I usually carry it on backcountry days in VT to check snowpack depth and loading in different spots. It's a must-have in avalanche terrain, but it's light enough that I don't mind carrying it otherwise just for a few tests.
The first time I laid hands on this probe I was dumbfounded at how light it was. Featherlight comes to mind yet doesn't quite do it justice. Aside from the low weight is its performance. The probe ASSEMBLES BEFORE IT EVEN HITS THE GROUND, even on my first try it went together that quick. That is damn near unheard of and when every second and gram counts, this s the probe I grab.
So fast to use, assemble and disassemble, depth markings are clear and large, light and easy to pack. Extremely well made..... If you don't want to waste time this bad boy covers it all
If you are looking to shave weight for long tours drop in on this probe. I've been using it in my tour bag and couldnt be happier.