315D Cordura® Bombastic™ nylon
840 jr ballistics nylon
Bombastic™ auto-airbag fabric
Higher denier internal materials to support ABS system
Fully Integrated ABS Airbag System - The ABS airbag system uses compressed CO2 to deploy large, inflatable airbags in the event of an avalanche via a pull cord on the shoulder strap. A solid body of evidence including lots of real world experience has demonstrated that the larger surface area provided by airbags keep you higher up in the debris, increasing your chances of survival.
Avalanche tools pocket with organization sleeves and backcountry essentials checklist
Internal pocket for gear organization
Dual hip belt pockets
Proprietary metal hipbelt buckle for superior strength during an avalanche
Simple, stable, athlete-tested Hinch™ tuck-away ski and board carry systems
Reinforced high-abrasion zones on pack face
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.
The North Face products can only be shipped within the U.S.
Products with Compressed Air must ship International Standard Ground to Canada and cannot be shipped to APO/FPO or other International addresses.