As light and awesome as the Carbon 240 Light probe is, the one drawback can be its length. The 43cm folded length can make it awkward to fit in shorter skimo race packs. Disliking drawbacks, ARVA decided to make a compact version which has a folded length of just 33cm. This is accomplished by having eight sections instead of six and making the probing point sit flush. The tradeoff is an extra five grams (0.2 ounces) and possibly another second to get the probe assembled when you need it. The Carbon 240 Compact is just about the lightest probe you will find and stuffs easily into your pack, making it exceptional for racing.
|Materials||Carbon/Alu insert, kevlar cord|
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Skimo racing, every day tours|
|Bottom Line||Fits in shorter skimo race packs|