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Overview READ MOREA 280 cm probe for daily backcountry touring and snow study, the Tour Probe 280 features a solid balance of length, light weight and packability.
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DescriptionBuilt with a durable aluminum construction and medium length, the Black Diamond Quickdraw tour Probe 280 is the go-to probe for day-in/day-out backcountry touring and snow study. The Tour 280’s updated ferrules make for increased durability and quick alignment, while the integrated stuff sack and non-slip grip make for fast, one-pull deployment in emergency situations.
- Updated dual Quickdraw speed ferrules make for extremely fast deployment with maximum durability
- Rapid deployment stuffsack integrates with the probe’s pull cord for one-pull readiness
- Non-slip grip provides secure purchase, even with wet gloves
- Oversized, durable alloy tip improves probing sensitivity by creating a hole larger
- High-visibility 1 cm markings
Weight : 342 g (12 oz)
Length : 280 cm (110 in)
QuickDraw Tour Probe 280 is rated out of 5 by 10.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mike from Best on the Market! This probe and its larger version, are the best on the market. I teach avalanche courses and the students always walk away wanting the probe that I am using - which is this one. The pull handle is so sweet and easy to use. It is quick and easy to grab. The pole parts click together easily. This probe is durable - I cut many Rutschblocks, ECTs, and PSTs this past winter and this probe never bent when sawing with my cord. Best of all - the numbers are SO EASY to read. With all other companies, I have to get really close to the probe and squint to see the numbers. With the BD probes, I can see them from 5-10 ft away. The numbers do wear off after a while with lots of block sawing, but there are enough numbers to still see what I need to see.
Date published: 2015-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dave from Great re design with attentiion to the details I bought this probe to replace my BD carbon fiber probe that got whacked by a shovel in a strategic shoveling practice for our SAR team. I really liked my old BD probe but this one is even better. The depth numbers are large enough to read even for my aging eyes, The cable latch mechanism is improved and more positive. Best of all the cone shaped ferrules and the delrin rings on the female ends of the sections make assembly a snap. Now if we can just get some snow I'll be able to try it out in an actual snowpack and update this review.
Date published: 2015-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by BigGiraffe from Quick Draw & Sturdy I had the opportunity to try several different probes before I ordered this one. Black Diamond gear is a step above, this Probe is NO exception. Easy draw and extend, and is sturdy. Doesn't flex in snow (especially avi or plowed snow) like a lot of other probes. VERY IMPRESSED!
Date published: 2018-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by Justin from Plain and Simple It's a probe - it's supposed to be straight and stick in the snow and it does. Easy to read numbers, good strength, and the pull handle for locking it works well. It would be nice if the cable was spring loaded, but this might lead to potential failures.
Date published: 2015-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jill from Just what I expected! Used this bad boy on a backcountry ski tour in the AK range. VERY sturdy and a little beefy, but this makes me confident that it will perform as expected when I need it most. A friend even bought this probe to replace his after borrowing it from me :)
Date published: 2014-12-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tracy from Solid feel, high vis markings A probe, simple, essential, well built, quick to set up, solid feel, high contrast markings are easy to see. Perfect.
Date published: 2019-03-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by kmainslc from Nice lightweight probe This probe is light and has clear depth measurements. It is easy to deploy and fold back up when done.
Date published: 2020-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Cheryl from Easy to deploy This probe snaps right into place as soon as I pull it from the bag. folding it is easy as well.
Date published: 2019-10-09