Black Diamond Quickdraw Super Tour Probe 265

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Black Diamond Quickdraw Super Tour Probe 265
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Black Diamond Quickdraw Super Tour Probe 265 for Snow Avalanche Features.

Black Diamond Quickdraw Super Tour Probe 265 for Snow Avalanche.
Be armed and ready to brace the steep snowy hazards with the Snow Avalanche Black Diamond Quickdraw Super Tour Probe 265. Using a QuickDraw ferrule speed cone system, the Super Tour Probe 265 is fast enough to be deployed within a matter of seconds. Constructed from long lightweight aluminum shafts, it is durable enough to cut in deep hard snow and is also effective as a search tool for the worst case burial scenario. Geared with a rapid deployment stuffsack, it s easy to set up the Super Tour, making it perfect for emergency use. It is equipped with 5 cm markings to provide an accurate and reliable avalanche snow pit evaluation. Always be ready for the action, the Black Diamond Quickdraw Super Tour Probe 265 is the most versatile snow-safety tool for emergencies in backcountry trips.
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Key Features.


  • Features lightweight aluminum shaft with a strong, durable construction for years of backcountry use


  • Long 265cm length makes it an effective search tool in the deepest burial scenarios

Weather and Wind:

  • Lightweight, stiff probe is able to penetrate frozen snow and debris

Traction and Grip:

  • Black Diamond QuickDraw Super Tour probe includes a nonslip grip that provides secure purchase, even with wet gloves


  • Rapid deployment stuffsack because seconds count
  • Quickly assembles and locks the seven aluminum sections
  • QuickDraw ferrule speed cone system deploys faster than the probe pulls from the bag and hits the ground
  • Measures 265 cm. or 99 in.
  • Markings every five centimeters for easy depth readings
  • Oversize, durable alloy tip improves probing sensitivity by creating a hole wider than the probe shaft
  • 300gr (10.6 oz)
  • Oversized aluminum tubing accommodates the QuickDraw system, resulting in a stiffer, straighter probe for accurate probing without added weight
  • Includes 5cm markings
  • 5 cm markings
  • Includes a rapid deployment stuff sack that integrates with the probe pull cord for one-pull readiness
The Black Diamond QuickDraw Super Tour Probe 265 is the most versatile of Black Diamond avalanche probes, and an essential component for any skiing or snowmobile avalanche gear setup.
Blends lightweight yet strong construction with a long length and maximum compactability.
The best length-to-weight ratio in an avalanche probe, with the high quality backing of Black Diamond Equipment.
Lightweight and quick to deploy, the Super Tour Probe's QuickDraw Ferrule speed cone system deploys immediately upon being removed from its bag.
Made from stiff, over-sized aluminum tubing to pierce frozen debris yet still packs light for portability.
Easy-to-read markings every 5 centimeters provide fast depth readings.
Rapid deployment stuff sack for a one-pull setup.
Nonslip grip because every second counts.
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The Black Diamond 265 Probe is the every-man, every-tour avalanche probe.
As the most-versatile probe in the Black Diamond line, the QuickDraw Super Tour Probe 265 has become a favorite of backcountry skiers everywhere. Its tapered ferrel design lets you set up this probe with a single pull. No wasted time inserting sections or screwing down an end cap. Black Diamond gave the QuickDraw Super Tour Probe 265 markings every five centimeters to help with accurate snow pit evaluations.

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Outfitted with Black Diamond's QuickDraw deployment system, the QuickDraw Super Tour Probe goes from stored to search in a matter of seconds. The Super Tour features lightweight aluminum shafts with a strong, durable construction for years of backcountry use, and its long length makes it an effective search tool in the deepest burial scenarios.

The Black Diamond Super Tour Probe is a versatile probe that blends lightweight yet strong construction with a long length and maximum compactability. Seven oversized aluminum tubes mesh together instantly with our speed cone ferrules to create a tough, smooth outer surface. Our QuickDraw system allows the probe to be completely assembled in the time it takes to toss it from its bag into the air. Other features include markings in five-centimeter increments for depth readings and a non-slip grip.

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Long enough for deep snowpack, the Black Diamond QuickDraw Super Tour 265 has the best length-to-weight ratio of any probe available. The cable and locking mechanism are housed internally so there are no buttons to accidentally collapse the probe, allowing even the top section to be used.
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Activity:Backcountry skiing
Depth Markings:Yes
Extended length:265cm / 99 in.
Length:8 ft 3 in / 265 cm
Pull Cord Material:Stainless Steel
Segment Length:15 in / 38 cm
Upc, Ean, Isbn:793661093374
Weight:300 g or 10.6 oz
Weight (Grams):285 g
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Black Diamond Quickdraw Super Tour Probe 265 Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

On the east coast a 265cm seems sufficient for our wicked deep snowpack.
The probe is light enough and easy enough to access, even if you leave it in the bag for the tour. It'll deploy quickly and effortlessly for a timely search.
Also works well for looking for hidden crevasses and other unseen threats.
Could go with a higher end carbon or a longer probe, but the justification isn't always there. The weight is fine on this. The length works for up to the deepest burials.

Courtney Dean at on 10/18/2011

Good Product; so far

The QuickDraw 265 is certainly easy to use and locks well. It's not the lightest probe I've handled but it's light enough for day touring.

My one concern: during a recent avy course, a fellow student bent their BD QuickDraw during some simulated companion rescue. It did appear they had it locked correctly. The probe seem to just buckle while probing a snow bank (potentially similar to avy deposit).
T-Bone at Eastern Mountain Sports (EMS) on 01/01/2014

Luckily, I've never been called upon to use this in a critical situation, but this probe packs down and stores well and assembles easily. During trials at the local beacon training course it works fine and seems structurally sound.

The Ging at on 09/23/2011

I have yet to use this in the backcountry thankfully, but in practicing with it I have appreciated how quickly the probe assembles, the quickdraw aspect allows you to have the entire probe put together in mere seconds.

Alexa Shaw at on 01/30/2013

A great purchase for the price. No need for a carbon probe, unless you are super weight conscious. This gets the job done, doesn't get stuck even after repeated use. Very easy to break down and store.

Ethan P Fischer at on 04/17/2013

This is a great everyday backcountry probe, it's what I keep for all my backcountry kits. It's obviously not as light as the carbon version, but still super reasonable, as well as quick and easy to assemble.

Angel Collinson at on 02/09/2012

Probe is a good length (longer than most, but not too long). It has 5cm marks to measure snow depth. I really like the grip at the base for no slip when erecting it.

Lucy Call at on 01/02/2014

Always strange reviewing gear you hope never to have to use...
However, it's well made, reasonably light, and goes together quickly and easily. You could pay double plus for another probe, but really, why??

wbigall2253043 at on 02/27/2012

Right length and snaps together in a second with the draw cable. Used the 265 probe in a Feb 2012 avalanche awareness class, and it was ideal for the field day.

tgarzajx1863251 at on 02/18/2012

This probe is very solid and does what it is supposed to do. Very easy to assemble. A little harder to disassemble. Excellent product that should last a long time.

Brett Garrett at on 03/04/2013

Negative Reviews:

My husband almost cut off two fingers last night disassembling this product. After you extend it, its difficult to unassemble. The top section has an opening and when you are trying to collapse it, if you get your fingers near it, it will suddenly close and take a piece of your fingers with it. Very dangerous, not recommended.

AmbertheAmbler at on 12/08/2011

Neutral Reviews:

Overall, this is a pretty good probe for the price. I don't think I'll be breaking it anytime soon. The design could definitely be tweaked to make it easier to disassemble though. When you have gloves on, breaking down the probe simply doesn't work very well. If BD were to use a design like the BCA probes use, it would make it more user-friendly when you have gloves on.
One thing to note is that BD should get rid of the sandpaper grip thing and use some of the gummy grip like they put on the Traverse poles. Currently, the grip wears away the numbers making it harder to use the probe for snow study.

Weston Sapia at on 06/24/2011