The ABS Vario 18 Ultralight Airbag Pack is the perfect choice for those who put a special emphasis on low weight without sacrificing safety. The Vario 18 Ultralight might be reduced to the essential functions, but it still comes packed with the tried and tested ABS TwinBag system, and is TÜV (German Technical Control Board) certified to withstand the enormous forces that occur during an avalanche. As a bonus, the Vario 18 Ultralight Airbag is light enough that you can go all day and forget you have it on, while still packing in all the gear that you need to conquer your mission.
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.
The cartridge contains only non-hazardous, non-flammable gases found inside the atmosphere at an internal pressure of 330 bar.
Fill and outlet valves are located on both airbags to suck the ambient air into the airbag automatically when the ABS TwinBag system is activated.
Modern pyrotechnic-pneumatic activation for maximum speed and reliability
Detachable mesh pocket
Hip strap with buckle pocket
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.
Ski, snowboard, and helmet carry system
80 kg load capacity
Integrated leg strap
Height adjustable chest strap
The Vario Base Unit allows you to interchange different exterior packs.
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.