Telesaint

Telesaint

Stavanger, Norway

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Telesaint

Telesaint wrote a review of on February 8, 2011

5 5

You should never get safety gear to justify taking bad descisions or going places you shouldn't. Period!

That said, I got the Avalung because I was already going off piste skiing and even if you minimize the risk, it's always there.

The avalung fits perfectly over the jacket and I use a Dakine Heli Pro backpack and it doesn't interfer with the Avalung. While riding, I was never concious about wearing it, which is a pluss. It's like the avi reciever, I never think about wearing it.

Negative: It's hard getting it out of the protection neoprene and if you have the mouthpiece out and crash, it easily get's filled with snow.

I'm glad I got it and hope I never have to use it. (I got two, one for me and one for my girlfriend. Hope she never has to use hers either).

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Telesaint

Telesaint wrote a review of on December 10, 2008

3 5

I bought this for near-lift use and hopefully some serious off-piste for this season. I was a bit unsure if I should get the 26 or the 36 one, but settled for the bigger one. The build quality is top of it's class and it is obviously designed by someone who skis.

BUT, I'm not going to use this pack this winter and am going to sell it.

I have only stuffed it with gear in my living room to test it out and not used it while skiing mind you. But in my opinion:

- It is too big for skiing in the lift area (This is a off-piste back only)
- It's too big on my back (I'm 1,76m tall)
- It's a bit strange when it comes to volume because it feels like a smaller pack (Hard to explain, but it's bigger on the top than at the bottom)
- It has NO compression function (If you don't fill it up, you can't make it smaller)

Other than that, for it's use, I would give it a 5-star rating!

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