The Backcountry Access 2 Meter Ruler allows you to accurately measure the columns and depths of your snow pit. It conveniently folds up to save room in your pack and is built to last. BCA designed it's snow study tools in conjunction with North America's most experienced avalanche educators. BCA snow study tools allow you to gather all of the data you need, without breaking the bank.
The Backcountry Access Collapsible 2-Meter ruler comes in handy when digging snow pits and analyzing temperature gradients in the snowpack.
|Dimensions:||(Folded) 4.6 x 1.25 inches|
|Upc, Ean, Isbn:||894913002509|
|Weight:||4.6 oz / 130 g|
A few features make this ruler real nice. As Zach said, the segments that snap to 0, 90, and 180 degrees are great. It's nice to snap the end over 90 degrees at the top of your snow pit to keep it in place. Also, having it count up on one side and down on the other is very handy. Makes it easy to measure full pit depth and also measure down from the top during stability tests without flipping it. It's also super light and packs down small
BCA added a couple features that are really nice. The segments snap to 0, 90, and 180 degrees which is nice for folding into a freestanding T or L shape. Also, each end has 0cm on one side and 200cm on the other. This is nice because you don't have to unfold the whole thing to find the 0cm mark, you just flip it over. I prefer it this way over 0 cm on one side and 0 inches on the other because inches are pointless.
Purchased this and put it to use in my Avy class numerous times. It seemed to have all the necessary features for what I'll need it for ultimately, and folded and packed easily.