The Mammut Cartridge Refill Kit includes the gasket and cover plate (3 of each) that must be replaced each time an R.A.S. cartridge is refilled.
Airbag Functionality The effectiveness of the airbag is based on the "Principle of Inverse Segregation." In an avalanche, smaller moving particles gravitate toward the bottom of the slide while larger ones rise to the surface. The inflated airbag allows the wearer to become one of the larger particles. When the release handle is pulled, the airbag inflates within 3 seconds, and the shape of the bag also protects the wearer's head and neck from impact.
Mammut R.A.S. (Removable Airbag System) The user can install or remove the airbag system as required, moving it between compatible R.A.S. system packs. The cartridge is shipped empty and can be filled at most dive shops or paintball shops in the US and Canada that offer 207 bar/3000 psi dry air and have a standard paintball fitting.
Snowpulse Inflation System 2.0 The new System 2.0 is only compatible with newer Snowpulse R.A.S. units and is NOT compatible with older Snowpulse LifeBag packs.
R.A.S. cartridge and compatible backpack(s) must be purchased separately
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.