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 snowpack you should consider a Stealth 270 or Stealth 300. It is also important to make sure the collapsed length of your probe will fit inside the 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.
Which BCA packs are the Stealth 240 and Stealth 270 compatible with?
The BCA Stealth 240 and Stealth 270 avalanche probe models are compatible with all BCA Stash backpacks and Float avalanche airbag models.
Which BCA packs are compatible with the Stealth 300 and Stealth 330?
The Stealth 300 and Stealth 330 are compatible with all BCA Stash backpacks and Float avalanche airbags – with a few exceptions. The Stealth 300 and 330 fit in the designated tool compartment of the Float 42, Float 32, Float 22, Float 27 Speed, Float 17 Speed, Float 25 Turbo, Float Turbo 15, and Float MtnPro Vests. They also fit in the Float 8, Float 12 but only at an angle. BCA suggests that you use either the Stealth 240 or the Stealth 270 for these packs.
Which BCA avalanche probes are compatible with the Float MtnPro Avalanche Airbag Vest?
All BCA avalanche probes, including the Stealth 300 and Stealth 330 are compatible with the designated tool compartment inside the main compartment of the Float MtnPro Vest.