- Price: £45
Why We Chose The Ortovox Alu 240 Avalanche Probe: If you don’t own one, you probably know someone who does. If there was a Hall of Fame for snowboard gear, the Alu 240 would be in it.
An avalanche probe is one-third of backcountry snowboarding’s ‘holy trinity’, alongside shovel and transceiver. Don’t even think of venturing out there without the full set.
“If there was a Hall of Fame for snowboard gear, the Alu 240 would be in it”
What’s on offer varies massively, covering all budgets and experience levels. The Ortovox Alu 240 is very much at the shallow end of the probe pool, but as we’ll explain, its true value goes beyond the price tag.
Who Is The Ortovox Alu 240 Avalanche Probe For?
This one is for ‘rookies’, say the folk at Ortovox, and they’re not wrong. Anyone looking for their first probe should certainly be considering this. However, all but the most seasoned, gram-counting riders can get along with the Alu 240.