260cm in length, compact, lightweight, and economical. BCA's lightest probe for the weight-conscious crowd. Stealth Quick-lock probes guarantee the easiest and fastest assembly on the market, while simultaneously freeing up storage space in your pack. Say goodbye to flogging cables and deployment hang-ups. Stealth Quick-Lock can save valuable seconds when time matters.
What is the difference between an aluminum and carbon probe?
Carbon probes are lighter than aluminum probes but aluminum probes are more durable and are more suitable for every day use.
How do I choose the appropriate probe length?
You should choose your probe length depending on the depth of your snowpack. In a shallower Colorado snowpack, a Stealth 240 is sufficient. If you live in an area with a deeper snowpack or travel to areas that have deeper snowpacks you should consider a Stealth 270 or Stealth 300. Its also important to make sure the collapsed length of your probe will fit inside whatever pack you are using.
What is the difference between laser etched and painted depth markings?
All BCA aluminum probes have laser etched depth markings while the carbon probe depth markings are painted on. The laser etched depth markings are more resistant to wear.
What BCA packs is the Stealth 260 compatible with?
The Stealth 260 is compatible with all BCA Stash and Float packs.
- Weight: 8.8 ounces / 250 grams
- Material: Carbon
- Extended Length: 8′ 6″ / 260 cm
- Collapsed Length: 16.9″ / 43 cm
- Diameter: 0.39″ / 1 cm
For information on how to organize and excavate efficiently, download the guide below:
Snow Safety 101 - Probing