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Snow safety for the minimalist elite.
Stripped of all unnecessary features, the streamlined Black Diamond Alias Avalung Backpack provides serious backcountry skiers with everything they need and nothing they don't in a reliable and lightweight pack system. When you have the breathing tube in your mouth, the tested and proven AvaLung system pulls fresh air from the snow pack and directs exhaled CO2 away from your body, providing nearly an hour of oxygen supply if you get buried in an avalanche. The reActiv suspension system moves with your upper body for improved agility and balance, enhancing your performance while you navigate technical terrain on the way up and rip elegant turns on the way back down.
- ReActiv suspension system with SwingArm shoulder straps allows the upper body to rotate naturally with your gait, allowing you to move with greater freedom and agility
- Hydrophobic backpanel doesn't absorb sweat for greater comfort and temperature regulation during the ascent
- When you have the tube in your mouth, the integrated AvaLung system pulls fresh air from the snow pack and directs exhaled CO2 away from your body, providing you with nearly an hour of air supply if buried in an avalanche
- Top-loading design allows for organized packing and provides a streamlined profile
- Insulated hydration sleeve keeps your fluids in a liquid state for easy thirst quenching (reservoir not included)
- 1/2-zip avy-tool pocket is separated from the main body of the pack to provide rapid access to tools in an emergency situation
- A-frame carry system securely holds skis during the ascent
- Ice tool PickPockets keep axes secured when not in use
- Tuck-away rope strap secures your cord to the exterior of the pack during the descent
- Hip belt stash pocket provides quick access to small essentials
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Alias in use
Notice the ray of light descending upon the pack
The Pack of my Dreams
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've been looking for a BD ski pack without that uncomfortable ergo-active waist belt. When I saw that the Alias was sans ergo-active. I pulled the trigger. The pack is very well built. I love the avalanche gear compartment that is accessible from a half-zipper on the front. Keeps those items separate and accessible, as well as providing a great place for wet skins. I also like how all or the tether points tuck away when not in use; keeps clean lines and stops these straps from getting caught on errant tree branches and shrubs. When moving the pack locks down nicely on the back. Almost feel like it is apart of me.
My only complaint is that I fin the the shoulder straps to be slightly too close together at the point they attach to the pack. This may also be exacerbated by the breathing tube for the avalung.