Carbon is lightweight and rigid, and therefore the ideal material for our high-end probes.
This lightweight carbon probe is 280 cm long and has all the features of a true professional probe. It is extendible, making it the first choice probe for many rescue organizations and mountain guides. Combine this professional probe with the Ortovox Kodiak Shovel & Ortovox Diract Voice Beacon.
The 13mm diameter and carbon material make it incredibly rigid, break-proof and accurate. It also has a steel-cable tensioning system, guaranteeing maximum rigidity.
Thanks to its PFA quick-assembly system, it can be assembled in just seconds and unfastened and folded just as easily. The rubberized grip also ensures safe, ice-free handling in all conditions.
As with all Ortovox probes, the Ortovox 280 Pus PFA Probe features a visual guide system with depth markers and a clear 1-meter marker. In addition, it comes in an optimized quick-release cover.
All of the Ortovox Avalanche Probes are pack-friendly meaning you can stow your probe in almost anySki Backpack, All Ortovox Ski Backpacks come with a dedicated compartment for avalanche safety tools.
That’s what it’s about. In every detail. Ortovox develop high-grade specialized probes for the widest range of needs and user groups. The pursuit of Precision and Speed is our goal.
Because these can save lives in an Emergency. We deal with detail-focused solutions that make rescues even more intuitive and, together with an avalanche transceiver and shovel, lead us more quickly to the buried person.
PFA Assembly system
"Patented Flash Assembly" for reliable assembly that's quick as a flash. With over 100,000 PFA probes sold, the system has established itself in every area of application in the last 10 years.
Ortovox optimised the finer details for even quicker and more efficient handling: The quick-assembly strap, which is attached to the outside of the probe cover, makes immediate opening and assembly possible in one motion.
The PFA system also ensures it locks into place smoothly.
Visual Guide System
The intuitive visual guide system provides you with quick and clear information about the victim‘s depth at all times. You can perfectly Adapt your shovelling strategy and save important time thanks to the clear 1m marker, Contrasting Depth Scale and Colourful End Segments. The bottommost segments in neon orange indicate when you are approaching the victim.
Quick Release Cover
The quick-assembly strap makes immediate Opening and Assembly possible In One Motion, without first having to take the probe out of its cover.
Large Probe Tip
The significantly larger diameter of the probe tip compared to the probe elements ensures improved penetration.
Probe Pole Material - Carbon - Ortovox Premium probes are made of carbon, The Material is extremely stiff, yet very light. Another advantage is the low thermal conductivity of the material, the probe is more resistant to freezing.
Tensioning System - Steel - Steel is extremely rigid and sturdy. When weight is not a factor, but reliability and probing accuracy play a major role, steel is the first choice!