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Ortovox 240cm Economic Probe


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    10 Reviews


    Backcountry safety that won’t break the bank.

    The Ortovox 240cm Economic Probe offers full functionality at an affordable price. The aluminum probe segments indicate depth, while the conic tubes and express screw fastener allow for quick assembly when time is of the essence. The oversized head bores a hole wider than the main probe body, preventing it from freezing in place and getting stuck, and he durable KEVLAR® cord won’t break under stress.
    • Item #ORT0054

    Tech Specs

    240 cm
    Deployment System
    Storage Sack
    Collapsed Length
    41 cm
    Claimed Weight
    8.1 oz
    Recommended Use
    backcountry touring
    Manufacturer Warranty
    5 years

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    Does what you need it to

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    This is a nice inexpensive and relatively light weight option for a probe. I use this one on longer tours when I'm less concerned with deep burials and would like to drop weight while still having all of my rescue tools at hand.

    Good simple probe

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Overall this is a great simple probe, but I feel like it is worth the additional $12 to step it up to the Ortovox 240cm Lite PFA Probe. The deployment mechanism and the method of breaking down the Lite PFA Probe are a significant improvement over the Economic Probe. If you spend a decent amount of time in the backcountry or are going to be using the probe regularly I definitely recommend spending a little bit more and stepping it up to a more user friendly product.

    Just OK

      Besides not feeling like a bomb proof product, my main complain would be that it is not lightning fast in assembly - the way ALL probes should be. It works fine, but it gets stuck sometimes.
      When adrenaline is pumping and you are freaking out, the last thing you want is to have is any kind of kinks to deal with. You want to yank that line and have your probe ready to go.
      Come on Orthovox.. step it up.

      Good Product

        This is a light weight sturdy probe. I have not had to use it in a real situation. Just for some practice. I don't even know its in my pack and I ski with it every day out, whether in the east or not. It straightens out very easily and quickly. Honestly I hope I never have to use it but its always there, just in case.

        Perfect for the Recreationist

          If your plan is to purchase a probe, put it in your Osprey winter pack, and then forget about it (except for the occasional assembly for practice), then the Ortovox 240cm probe is perfect. Since the average burial in an avalanche is about 100cm, this probe will work well in nearly every avi situation. Make sure you also purchase a beacon and shovel...and if you like cutting fresh lines in deep backcountry powder, then you and your ski buddies should take an AIARE certified avi level 1 course--it'll make you never want to venture into the backcountry or totally psyched to do it!

          Not perfect but adequate

            If your looking for the lighter weight BC kit this probe will help... Not a lot but a little... Probe snaps right together with a pull of the cord... Advantages slightly smaller and lighter than other probes. Disadvantages kinda of on the short side... Should be adequate for intermountain and continental snow packs, maybe want to consider a longer probe if you tour in costal snowpacks.

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              The best piece of gear I hope to never have to use - it goes in my pack and I forget about it. ...Unless the unthinkable happens, and then I prefer to be prepared. This light-weight and strong piece of equipment is what I want with me to locate a warm body in case of avalanche!

              What length probe do I want? Kind of new...

              What length probe do I want? Kind of new to this.

              The average depth of a body under the snow pack in an avalanche is 3 to 3.5 feet or approximately 100 centimeters meters. The Ortovox 240cm should function just fine. The real usefulness of a probe will be dependent on whether the person buried under the snow has a beacon, and that you have a beacon in search mode--nearly any probe over 200cm works when everyone in the party has a beacon.