For spot-on safety and dependability in the backcountry the Backcountry Access Spot 203 Avalanche Probe hits the mark.
The Backcountry Access Spot 203 Avalanche Probe's compact design assembles extremely quickly and easily so you're ready when it really counts. The Spot 203 Probe's Quickie fast-lock technology comes together lickety split—just pull the wire to bring the tapered sections together and secure the double cam locks for tension. When you're ready to wrap things up, just squeeze the cam wings to release tension and the Spot 203 Avalanche Probe folds down into a lightweight little package. Backcountry Access placed depth markings in 1cm increments for easy and precise measurements. The Spot 203 Avalanche Probe's 7075 aluminum construction is extremely light and burly enough to last through years of use.
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stoked I added this to my trifecta
Somehow I ended up with a shovel and beacon but no probe. Excited I have this now. I haven't need to use it yet but definitely a good buy, good quality.
This probe will work well for you in most cases. If you tour in larger groups where everyone will have a probe this will work fine if shiz turns south. Perhaps consider a longer probe if you are in areas with over 500 inches/year.