Wow that's long
(that's what she said) Sorry I could not resist. I have had this in my pack for a few days now. Took out my old 265-er. I have not noticed a weight issue while riding lifts, book-packing, or skinning.
I like the longer length, espically since the Wasatch and Tetons are getting hammered early this year. However that is not why I bought or carry this probe.
When digging pits, and recording analysis it is imperative that I be able to get accurate results. So I can look back and compare my old data to new data. Part of this is looking at depths of various layers. My old probe (BD265) had absolutely no markings left on it. 3 years in a pack, for about 270 total days of use, the numbers on it had been rubbed off.
I am hoping the "laser etching" prevents this from happening again..time will tell.