Backpacks with integrated avalanche airbags are a must for all freeriders, their purpose to float a victim in the event of an avalanche. Mammut / Snowpulse, ABS and BCA have all been leading brands in the field of mountain safety for many years.
Vest with integrated avalanche airbag
In 2014, Swiss outdoor specialist Mammut introduced the Alyeska Protection Airbag Vest, a compact airbag system. The vest, which is to be worn over a jacket, delivers all the essential avalanche airbag safety features as well as a 4liter storage compartment that provides space for a shovel, probe and first aid kit. Both freeriders and ski mountaineers will also appreciate its weight saving qualities and weighing only 1950 grams there are no more excuses for not wearing an airbag system in the backcountry. Another advantage of the Airbag Vest is that the airbag can be removed and attached to a bigger touring backpack.
This lifesaving product has won the ISPO AWARD 2014 in the category of ‘Ski’ and will be available for €680 from September on.