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Tag: avalanche airbag
Though they don't replace smart decision making in order to avoid a slide all together, avalanche airbags are becoming much more prevalent in the backcountry. With Mammut's purchase of Snowpulse last year, ABS now appears to be the favorite licensing partner for many of the big name brands, creating plenty of backcountry pack options to chose from for that added safety edge.
Mammut is expanding its avalanche safety range by teaming up with Snowpulse to integrate their Removable Airbag System into the new Mammut Ride Airbag R.A.S. backcountry backpack. Meant to be used alongside Mammut’s line of avalanche safety tools, the airbag will significantly reduce your risk of being buried if you are caught in an avalanche.
With all the reports of fresh powder this past week, thoughts quickly turn to avalanche safety when traveling in the backcountry. Avalanche airbags are quickly becoming a popular accessory in addition to the standard avalanche tools of beacon, shovel and probe. At Outdoor Retailer next month, Mystery Ranch is set to release the new Blackjack, an avalanche airbag equipped backcountry backpack.