ABS TwinBag System - In the event of an avalanche, deployment of an airbag system helps the victim stay higher up in the debris, so they are more likely to come to rest on the surface than buried deep down. ABS's TwinBag system deploys two independent airbags on either side of the bag, providing 170 L for increased surface area and insurance against system failure.
ABS Carrying System - Shoulder strap, hip strap, chest strap, and leg strap all meet the TÜV (German Technical Control Board) requirements for extreme operational guidelines.
Interchangeable Packs - The Vario Base Unit ships with a zip on cover that can accommodate the airbag system, a shovel and a probe. This cover can be replaced with four other packs that accommodate larger loads (sold separately).
Height adjustable chest strap
Integrated leg strap
Every base unit comes with a cover so a shovel and probe can be easily accomodated.
Warning - Wearing an airbag backpack is no guarantee of survival in an avalanche. Backcountry travelers are highly advised to educate themselves in snow stability assessment, route finding, and companion rescue and carry all of the conventional avalanche gear in addition to the airbag.
Used Cartridges - Spent cartridges may only be refilled by ABS®; after deployment you should return the empty cartridge to an authorized dealer or ABS® where you will receive a credit toward the purchase of a full cartridge. Activation handles should be replaced at the same time.