Ortovox make some of the best protection for alpine activities. An avalanche probe is an essential item to carry with you when you are riding off piste. A probe is segments of tubes that when assembled together, create a long stick to penetrate into the snow to help find people in the unfortunate event of an avalanche. Ortovox probes are quick to put together so no time is wasted, and light weight and compact so easy to carry in your bag. They are made out of either carbon, aluminium or steel, so all?ridged and strong to cut through the packed snow. They come in different lengths and have depth markers. the rubberized grip makes it easy to construct and then easy to hold.?