- Built-in Avalung system significantly extends your fresh air supply in case you're caught in an avalanche and buried beneath the snow
- Fresh air is pulled from the valve box by your shoulder, through the Avalung mouthpiece, and when you exhale, CO2 is expelled from the exhaust port by your waist
- Avalung mouthpiece and tubing stow away in the shoulder strap when not in use, but are easy to reach so you can extend the mouthpiece just before you drop in
- Diagonal ski carry cable extends when you need it and stays retracted when not in use
- Minimalist suspension design uses lightweight straps and webbing waistbelt that carry light loads comfortably and allow for ample adjustability
- Hydration sleeve allows you to use a hydration bladder to stay hydrated and the insulated design keeps your water from freezing solid
- Enclosed shovel and probe organizer pocket makes it easy to find your entire avie-tool kit quickly, and the enclosed design protects your essentials
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Can I just buy the breathing tube? I have...
Can I just buy the breathing tube? I have the pack but the tube didn't come with it.
You can buy the AvaLung itself, here is the link to where you can find it:
If the link doesn't work, just search "AvaLung" and that will pull it up.
To clarify what Carver said. I beleive you have the regular Bandit Pack (http://www.backcountry.com/black-diamond-bandit-winter-pack-690cu-in?ti=U2VhcmNoIFJlc3VsdHM6YmFuZGl0OjE6MzpiYW5kaXQ) and unfortunately you cannot retrofit the pack with an avalung. The guts of the pack are different. What Carver linked you to is a stand alone Avalung unit that you wear underneath the pack. It CANNOT be added into a pack, and attempting to do so may cause serious injury or death if you get buried. Use the standalone unit only as directed.
Small, but perfect for my use/need
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
It's a nice little backpack and is the perfect size for my use. I never ski without it.
It store just what I need as in shovel, probe, extra gloves and so on. Even with what I got in it I can easily sit and relax on the ski lift.
A little small
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This bag is great in trying to get up the trail as quickly as possible, but in terms of overall carrying space it is a struggle. Need at least 10 more L to feel comfortable in fitting everything that is needed for the BC.