Ortovox makes arguably the best carbon avalanche probes on the market and the 240 Carbon PFA popularity proves that. At 200 grams it still is 240 cm long and features the patented flash assembly system. If looking for an aluminum alternative with the same properties then check out the Ortovox 240 Light PFA avalanche probe.
The 240 Carbon PFA is the avalanche probe of choice for people that prefer to go extra light. However, make no mistake, the carbon is very durable as long as you don’t bang the probe against something sharp. This probe goes perfectly with Ortovox Orange or Ortovox Economic snow shovels to create a very light combo.
The Ortovox 240 Carbon PFA is one great light probe. The built quality is extremely high and every detail is very polished. It is the perfect tool for those obsessed with “travel light” approach to their adventurers.
At 40 cm folded length and 200 grams it stores easily into any backpack. With the PFA system it assembles as fast as an avalanche probe possibly can, in about 3 seconds. There is no wasted time in case of rescue.
Ortovox was the first manufacturer to introduce carbon avalanche probes. Now with couple of years of experience on their rivals their carbon probes stand out.
The 240 Carbon probe makes a great companion to one of the lighter snow shovels such as Ortovox Orange II or ….
- Intended for: regular use for weight cautions backcountry travelers
- Length (full, collapsed): 240 cm, 40 cm
- Depth markers: every 1 cm
- Material: carbon tubing with Dyneema cord
- Assembly (system, estimated time): PFA, about 3 seconds
- Additional features: EVA foam grip sleeve
- Weight: 200 g
- Diameter: 10 mm