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Ortovox Alu 240 Probe


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Alu 240 Probe

Building your first backcountry touring kit comes with an intimidating price tag, but you can shave several bucks off without compromising safety with the Ortovox Alu 240 Probe. It's built with lightweight, yet strong aluminum that won't weigh you down on the skin up, and the visual guide system makes it easy to read depth markings for even the greenest of backcountry travelers.

  • Reliable and affordable probe for backcountry beginners
  • Aluminum construction is light and tough
  • Strong and light aramid tensioning system
  • Visual guide system makes it quick and easy to ready depth
  • Adjusting screw for optimal assembly
  • Large probe tips busts through packed snow
  • Item #ORT008Y

7075-T6 aluminum, aramid tensioning system
Deployment System
quick-lock assembly system
Claimed Weight
Recommended Use
backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty
5 years

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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Our rental fleet probe of choice

I've put it through the wringer

The guide service I work with purchased a fleet of these to rent to our avalanche course students. 3 season of using them every weekend all winter long and they are holding up great. I am an Ortovox Ambassador.

>Rating: 4


I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Great light weight and durable probe. Very ease of use when needed to probe. Great addition to have in the back country.

>Rating: 5

Good for probing

The perfect option. If you are a gram counter, you will already know you want a carbon probe. If you aren't, just get this one. It packs up nice, assembles easily, and does not come apart when probing. Not much else to ask for.

>Rating: 5

Works for me!

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Lightweight, durable, inexpensive. I'm happy with my probe purchase.

>Rating: 5

Easy to use

I've used it several times

While I'm not probe picky, this one is easy to use and durable.