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The essential element to your Mammut avalanche airbag.

The Mammut Refillable Airbag System Cartridge is the critical element for your Mammut RAS (Removable Airbag System), Protection Airbag System, and older Snowpulse avalanche airbags to work. Once you've filled this empty cartridge to 3000PSI and installed it into your airbag system, it's ready to deploy the buoyant airbag that helps you remain on the surface of an avalanche. For durability, a valve protector has been added, and filling pressure can be controlled via an integrated pressure gauge. The cartridge must be filled after each use at an authorized refill center.

  • Aluminum cartridge
  • Independent filling possible
  • Filling pressure can be controlled through the integrated pressure gauge
  • Compatible with Mammut RAS systems, Protection airbag systems, and Snowpulse avalanche airbags

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5 5

Works for me

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Certainly adds weight to the backcountry package, but that is the price of airbags. Was able to get it filled in the remote location of Smithers BC. But note, the fire department there couldn't do it, I had to go the Harley Davidson dealership, who had the correct fitting. I think this was due to the relationship with the outdoors shop in Smithers. So it is possible that locations without a local outdoors shop and familiarity with avalanche air bags might be more problematic. I haven't tried refill in Christchurch, New Zealand yet. Travel was a slight hassle. I always disclosed at check-in. This caused much furrowed brows, erroneous information and wasted time from check-in staff. But it always got through security examination and arrived at destination untouched.

Unanswered Question

Hi the team,
I would like to send this bag in Europe, are we restricted by the cartridge or it is autorised by the IATA security instructions. Thanks you from Mamar The Froggie Canadian

3 5

heavy chunk of aluminum

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The item pictured isn't what I received. My unit is apparently the 2.0 snow pulse can, without the plastic guard at the neck. My canister looks like the photo attached. Not that this is a problem, just saying if you order, it might not have the guard. Maybe the guard is no longer required?

In the future, they'll be handing these out like condoms, but right now, it's tricky, especially the regulations slapped on the new tech cartridges by Mammut, which is the system I'm after when taking into account the cost of the P.A.S. system and integrated packs. The carbon tanks will make it worthy, but the aluminum is dated scuba tech.

No filling stations in my immediate area, have to drive 1 hour to a dive shop. Mammut makes an adapter for fire departments to fill your canister, but again, in my area, the fire department doesn't even fill or check fire extinguishers, nor would they likely have Co2 pressure that exceeds 350 PSI. The Snow Pulse requires 3,000 PSI. That's not a fill you do while having a beer in your garage. Serious pressure. You need a dive shop or a search & rescue group that actually cares about this tech. All the backcountry shops in my area are hands-off with potential compressed air hazards, their general liability probably doesn't cover this type of work, so good luck getting them on board. Called Mammut USA about it, haven't heard back.

Any thoughts on nitrogen vs. helium vs. Co2 vs. compressed air?

heavy chunk of aluminum
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Fire Departments do deal with compressed a lot. They have the ability to fill their own SCBA units. They can definitely fill them. Also the canister you have pictured is the last model. The new one has the protective cap on it. Check youtube, tahoe mountain sports has video reviews of the Mammut with the Mammut rep and he references the new canister.

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not where I live....and Mammut is telling me w/out the cap is also the new model

4 5

shipping international

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I asked around here and found out that since this canister is shipping empty, we can ship it internationally. If anyone has any questions on the brands we cannot ship out of the US, check this link out;!PAGETYPE?sc=120&sp=94&sf=101133&documentid=239527&action=view&VisitorProfile=BCS2&MESSAGEVAR!home=yes&MESSAGEVAR!cookie=no&MESSAGEVAR!docid=239527