The DaKine Altitude ABS 40L Backpack takes DaKine's renowned backcountry design and adds the option of an ABS airbag (sold separately). The ABS airbag system allows you to stay higher up in the snowpack in the event of an avalanche, helping prevent deep burials. If you frequent avalanche terrain, the ABS system is one more tool you need if you want to stay safe this winter. With ski, snowboard, helmet, shovel and ice axe carry systems, the Altitude is a great way to take an ABS Vario Base Unit and switch it over to a full-on backcountry pack.
1260D Ballistic Nylon
Compatible with aftermarket ABS Vario Base Unit (not included)
Just unzip the normal back and zip on the ABS Vario Base Unit for 2 packs in 1.
Snow tool / shovel pocket
Vertical snowboard carry
Retractable cable ski carry
Deployable helmet carry
Insulated Hydro sleeve (not available when using ABS base unit)
Ice axe carry
Load compression straps
Pre-curved internal framesheet
Padded waist belt
28 x 12 x 10"
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 Activation Units Spent activation units may only be refilled by ABS®; after deployment you should return the empty canister and trigger handle to an authorized dealer or ABS® where you will receive a credit toward the purchase of a full cartridge.