You can't argue against the fact that airbags can save lives, and when you're hunting the deep stuff in slide-prone zones, there is nothing better to have on your back. The Mammut
Ride R.A.S. 22 L Airbag Pack (Cartridge Not Included) features the innovative Removable Airbag System (R.A.S.) from Snowpulse, which allows you to install the system in a different backpack to better suit specific applications, or so you can use the Ride 22 L backpack by itself. The pack features both ski and snowboard carriers, an easy-access avy gear pocket, a safety leg loop and an adjustable CONTACT V-frame constructed of 6 mm aluminum for a perfect, comfortable fit.
Base Fabric - 420D nylon
Upper Fabric - 420D nylon tritan ripstop
Back System - CONTACT V Frame™ - 6 mm aluminum
Volume - 22 L
Weight with airbag system - 2350
Weight without airbag system - 1500
Removable Airbag System (R.A.S.) - One system that may be used in different backpacks
Airbag Volume - 150 L
System Weight - Approx. 900 g
Filling Process Time - Around 3 seconds
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.
Easily stowable deployment handle
*Cartridge not included*
Front pocket for avalanche safety gear
Zipped inner compartment with key clip
Hydration system compatible
2 Front gear loops for material and helmet fixation
2-Layer, high-density EVA back padding, hip and shoulder belts with stretch fabric cover
Diagonal, stowable ski attachment
Safety leg loop
Removable, padded hip belt
SOS label with emergency instructions
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.
Mammut products can only be shipped within the U.S.