We are unable to send cartridges outside the UK. If your shipping address is outside the UK please only select the 'No cartridges. Airbag Pack Only' option.
The Ortovox Ascent 30 Avabag is an airbag pack designed for touring. The pack itself has the usual Ortovox attention to detail and touring specific design and features that make Ortovox packs so popular. A 3D back system made from foam evenly distributes the weight between the back, shoulder straps and waist straps making the pack comfortable to wear for long periods of time. The 100D Robic Ripstop Nylon fabric which the pack is made from is PU coated making it water resistant, tough, light and abrasion resistant. As you'd expect there's an avvy gear pocket, ice axe, poles, rope and diagonal ski/snowboard and snow shoe attachment.
Ortovox's Avabag system is a new addition to the airbag market for 2016. It's a compressed gas powered system and Ortovox have succeeded in making it extremely small and light. The airbag and inflation system takes up just 1.8 litres and weighs a paltry 640g, this leaves plenty of space in your pack for your kit. A further advantage of the Ortovox system is the training feature on the Avabag. The Avabag allows you to set off the airbag without a cartridge installed, obviously it won't inflate, but the system does let you know if the inflation would have been successful had the cartridge been attached. It can then be easily reset by the user for another test or use.
The Avabag is removable and can be fitted to any Ortovox Avabag pack. It's worth noting that the stated Ortovox pack sizes take into account the space the airbag takes up, though not the cartridge.
For information on how avalanche airbags work in general and the differences between the brands, please read Avalanche Airbag Information.
Travelling with compressed gas is restricted. As airbags become more common the airlines with ski routes are getting more used to dealing with them. Please read our Guide to Flying with Airbags and Refilling them.
Buying an airbag is a massive purchase so if you would like to talk to us about it and need any information not provided here then please give us a call to discuss. Contact details at the bottom of the page.
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