Head on Top Technology - The "head on Top Technology" ensures that in most cases the wearer comes to rest in a seated position with their back facing down the slope and their head on the surface of the snow. This is the ideal position since the respiratory tracts are not covered by the snow, thus reducing the risk of suffocation. The background to the Head on Top Technology is the special shape and positioning of the airbag. The main buoyancy volume of the airbag is located around and above the wearer's head.
Protection Airbag System - The Mammut® Protection Airbag System is the newly developed version of the well-known Snowpulse® Lifebag system. The special shape of the airbag and its clever integration in different backpacks are unique features. The shape of the airbag protects the wearer's head, neck and chest area from mechanical injuries and in the event of an avalanche ensures an optimal position by keeping the wearer's head and upper body on the surface. The Protection Airbag can therefore not only help to prevent complete burial, it also offers additional protection from mechanical injuries. In addition to the safety features, Mammut have succeeded in designing a completely "removable" airbag system. This allows the user to swap one system between several backpacks, allowing for him or her to always select the most suitable backpack for the relevant application.
Snowpulse® Mammut Airbag Technology - The functioning of the avalanche airbag is based on the physical principle of "inverse segregation." This sorting effect means that in an equally moving mass of particles, the smaller particles gravitate to the bottom while the larger ones rise to the surface. The avalanche airbag increases the wearer's wearer's volume, significantly boosting this effect. The avalanche airbag can therefore help to keep the wearer's body on the surface of the snow and thus prevent complete burial. The size and bright color of the avalanche airbag assists with rapid location.
Trauma Protection - Around 20% (varies depending on country and season) of deaths in avalanches are caused by trauma. These are mechanical injuries incurred as the victim is swept along in the avalanche. Trauma occurs with even greater frequency in areas below the tree line. These injuries are often in the head, neck and chest area. It is precisely these very sensitive areas of the body which are protected by the special shape of the airbag.
Range of inner compartments
Helmet carrier with snow protection, stowable
Padded goggle pouch
Hip belt pockets
Very large, lined head pocket
Front pocket for avalanche safety equipment
U-frame 6 mm aluminum, adjustable
3-Step back length adjustment
Thermoformed back for high carrying comfort
Safety leg loop
Diagonal, stowable ski attachment
Stowable snowboard carrier
Stowable Ice Axe Carrier
SOS label with emergency instructions
Hydration system compatible
Cartridge Not Included - Mammut airbag packs are sold without the cartridge which 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.