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How is the fit? Does it fit well with...

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How is the fit? Does it fit well with backpacks on? And does it fit well with a beacon on underneath?And if you were to get in an avalanche would it be ripped off you since you have to wear it on the outside for it to work properly? Thanks for any helpful feedback.

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anyone have answers for these questions?

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Hi ,
Same questions here,
thanks!

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If properly sized and adjusted, they fit very well. Snug, tight, but not restrictive. Yes, it fits well with backpacks on, and I actually prefer it to the packs with the built in avalung. With regard to the beacon, it is a non-issue. They don't bother each other. If fitted properly I couldn't imagine it being ripped off. You would have to have your jacket lifted and torn up over your head while still zipped. And since the avalung is cinched down and buckled, I see this as being highly unlikely to impossible. The more probable scenario is the tube being ripped out of your mouth do to the force and turbulence of the avalanche. Check out the picture of the way the standalone avalung fits on me and my buddy Dalton behind me.

If properly sized and adjusted, they fit very well.  Snug, tight, but not restrictive.  Yes, it fits well with backpacks on, and I actually prefer it to the packs with the built in avalung.  With regard to the beacon, it is a non-issue.  They don't bother each other.  If fitted properly I couldn't imagine it being ripped off.  You would have to have your jacket lifted and torn up over your head while still zipped.  And since the avalung is cinched down and buckled, I see this as being highly unlikely to impossible. The more probable scenario is the tube being ripped out of your mouth do to the force and turbulence of the avalanche.  Check out the picture of the way the standalone avalung fits on me and my buddy Dalton behind me.
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@ Matt

Why do you prefer the standalone avalung as compared to the packs? Curious because I'm trying to decided in between the two.