An avalanche airbag backpack like this Backcountry Access Float 30 will save your life in the event of an avalanche. This avalanche airbag backpack is the first avalanche airbag that is both affordable and easily reuseable. The Backcountry Access Float 30 uses a smaller cylinder, single-chamber 150-liter airbag, and super-efficient venturi system to reduce cost and weight. The airbag itself not only helps prevent burial, but protects the head, neck and upper body from trauma. With its location behind the head and away from the hips and arms, it preserves the user's peripheral vision and his or her ability to escape the avalanche before it picks up speed. In late November or early December, you can buy this for a price of $499.
September 21, 2009 3:47 PM | Bags Backpacks