The Pro Removable Airbag is Mammut's avalanche airbag designed specially for professionals. The backpack is tailored specifically to the needs of mountain guides, with lots of room, a range of attachment options, multiple compartments to keep items organized and an extremely robust design. The large back opening allows access to the main compartment of the backpack, even when skis or a snowboard are attached to the front. It is ideal for one-day or multi-day tours with skis or a snowboard. Thanks to its thermo-molded back padding, the Pro Removable Airbag is extremely comfortable to carry.
There has been a lot of interest in avalanche airbag systems over the past few years. The national media has reported on some high-profile incidents in which skiers' lives have been saved by these devices, and they do have an impressive track record of preventing burial and aiding rapid search-and-rescue efforts after being deployed in real-world emergencies. As a result, they can be a worthwhile investment for committed backcountry enthusiasts - but remember, they aren't a license to ignore the danger signs of avalanches. Even if you buy an airbag system, you should still be knowledgeable about avalanche dangers, avoid high-risk areas and conditions, ski with a partner, and carry a beacon, probe, and shovel.
With that said, let's talk about this particular Snowpulse airbag system. It's self-contained and easily removable, which means you can leave it behind when you don't need it, or transfer it into another RAS compatible pack. Once you arm it and pull the attached t-handle, a bright red 150-liter airbag blows up behind your head to help keep you on top of the snow. Hang on, buddy - help is on the way.
- Removable Airbag System
- Safety leg loop
- U-frame 6 mm aluminum, adjustable
- Removable, padded hip belt
- Front pocket for avalanche safety equipment
- Fully zipped access into the main compartment from the back
- Diagonal, stowable ski attachment
- Snowboard carrier
- Helmet carrier with snow protection, stowable
- 2 attachments for ice tool and trekking poles
- Attachment for Mammut® crampon bag
- Very large, lined head pocket
- Hip belt pocket
- Side compression straps
- SOS label with emergency instructions
- Hydration system compatible
- Additional Information
Intended Use Backcountry Skiing, Snowboarding, Winter