2015 Ski Guide2015 Ski Guide
The Black Diamond Bandit Avalung Pack is skier Seth Morrison's pro model winter backpack. Designed to be lightweight and minimalist, the Bandit is ideal for outside-the-gate resort skiing, cat boarding, or fast-and-light touring missions. Last Season the Bandit was just a comfortable pack, this season it's Avalung equipped in order to help you breathe underneath the snow should you suddenly become trapped beneath an avalanche debris field.
  • 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...

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Can I just buy the breathing tube? I have the pack but the tube didn't come with it.

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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.

5 5

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.

3 5

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.