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.
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