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Stay on top of the slide to stay alive.

Heading into the backcountry promises the reward of untracked snow, but it also includes the potential for an avalanche. Vastly improve your odds of surviving a slide by strapping on the ABS Avalanche Rescue Devices Vario 15 Backpack before starting up the skin track. Dual airbags can be quickly inflated in the event of an avalanche, helping you stay on the surface of the slide and increasing your visibility for an expedited rescue. Plus, the pack has room for your shovel and probe so you can help dig out other members of your party.

  • 15-liter backpack zips onto the included base unit, where the airbags and activation unit live
  • Dual airbag system displaces a combined 170 liters of space to push you to the surface of a slide
  • Easy-to-use pneumatic trigger quickly and reliably inflates bags
  • Dual airbags are made from a polyurethane material for reliable inflation
  • Height-adjustable sternum strap and leg strap ensure the pack stays on under stress
  • Interlocking steel D-ring buckle at the waist provides durable impact resistance
  • Included canister loaded with compressed nitrogen for performance at low temperatures
  • Ski and snowboard carry straps hold your plank(s) on the hike up
  • Dedicated compartment holds shovel and probe so you can help out the rest of your party
  • Editor’s Note: wearing this airbag system does NOT guarantee that you will survive an avalanche burial or a slide amidst avalanche debris; get educated, get the right tools, travel with partners, and be smart out there
  • The Vario 15 can be shipped via air to the lower 48 states only; no air shipping available to AK, HI, or international addresses

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If someone were to bring this item from the states to Norway by plane, would they have to empty the canister from gas? Is that simple to do?

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ABS-brand packs use special ABS cylinders to inflate its air bags. It also uses a pyrotechnic handle to deploy the bags. Despite information to the contrary, sealed ABS cylinders and pyrotechnic handles are not currently allowed through TSA screening checkpoints, even if they are US DOT certified. All pressurized canisters such as fuel for stoves, CO2 cartridges for pump and others are strictly prohibited from packing in both checked and carryon baggage when traveling by air. Renting or purchasing a new one at your final destination might be the best idea.
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