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Description

Light and lean, safe and smart.

The lowest-profile pack from Snowpulse, the Prorider 15 Backpack has room for the basics, e.g., an extra layer and food, plus the Lifebag system that is fast-becoming essential in avalanche-prone terrain. The Lifebag provides float and vital protection in the event of a slide and a bright, highly visible color for easier rescue; and the Prorider 15 is its fastest, leanest carrier.

  • Lifebag system's 150L airbag activates when you pull the deployment handle
  • Once airbag is inflated, it uses a Head-On-Top technology to keep you on your back with your head out of the snow
  • Airbag helps protect your head, back of neck, and chest from shock
  • High-visibility color makes it easier for friends to spot you
  • System unit weighs 850g and operates in temperatures from -30 Celsius to 40 Celsius
  • System certified by the TUEV South
  • Please review instructions on yearly maintenance and inspection after deployment
  • Backpack's Ergonomic Thermoform back structure reduces strain and fatigue and improves posture and comfort
  • 420D high-density nylon provides lightweight strength and durability
  • Main compartment is large enough for an extra layers and snacks and accessed from the top for quick, easy grabs
  • 15L capacity is low-volume for fast laps
  • Backpack weighs 2300g without canister (canister sold separately)
  • Hypalon reinforcement with carabiner straps hold on tightly to attachable gear
  • Diagonal ski-holder cable retracts when not in use to prevent snags on tree branches
  • Concealable ski and snowboard straps secure your board(s) and stow away for no-snag safety on the descent
  • Hydration-compatible design works with your water reservoir and hose
  • Aluminum buckles and ski and snowboard hooks are light and tough
  • Adjustable pectoral strap for carrying comfort
  • Waistband, front, and inside pockets secure essentials
  • New, improved waterproof and stowable lifebag handle
  • Editor’s Note: wearing this airbag system does NOT guarantee that you will survive an avalanche burial or a slide amidst avalanche debris; get educated, get the right tools, travel with partners, and be smart out there
  • **Canister Sold Separately**

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where can I buy the canister?

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where can I buy the canister?

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Talp-

You can buy the canister here un backcountry.com:
http://www.backcountry.com/mammut-refillable-ras-cartridge

It will come empty, the most common option for filling it would be to take it to a local scuba shop although over the last year many outdoor retail shops have begun to offer refill services as well. In my experience the scuba shop is the easiest option.

4 5

Nice and compact but limited space

The reason I bought this airbag pack is because of the shape of the airbag. Basically it is like a giant life jacket that wraps from each side of your chest all around the back of your head. Definitely the best design as far as trauma protection. It is a small pack that can fit minimal gear so best used for sidecountry, heli, or short day tours. Because some of the airbag is stored in the straps it takes a little while for the straps to break in but overall it is quite comfortable.

2 5

Prorider 15 Airbag

  • Gender: Male

This is a cool backpack in most respects. The material is strong and durable and the zippers don't get stuck. The volume is perfect for avy gear and what I need for a day of touring and no more. Perfect slackcountry pack or even day trips. (Space is a personal thing though so others might find it a bit small) Ski attachments work very well. My only (but major) complaint is the bulk of the shoulder straps. They are very stiff and large. I found them to be too bulky to comfortably wear all day long. By the end of the day, touring or on the lifts, my shoulders were sore and raw. Unfortunately, while I like the wraparound system, I will stick to the pillow type until these become more comfortable.

Prorider 15 Airbag
4 5

Good stuff.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Very well built pack, fat zippers, seems indestructible . Only gripe is limited volume. Sleek and straps break in after a bit, until you have to pull and repack. Get all the fill adaptors if you plan on traveling on planes as well as extra seals. Easiest one to deal with for refills on the go. You will just need a couple of crescent wrenches as well as the place to fill it when you get there. Oh and the time to repack. If possible, fill and pull to see what your dealing with and then refill. Tank does take up space in pack as well, its more of a day pack. Nice ski attachments, hidden! Shovel, Probe, skins, water, snack. Tight fit To bad you have to buy the tank separately, mine came with it. Great pack all in all.

Good stuff.

Does this pack have pockets/holders/enough...

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Does this pack have pockets/holders/enough room for a shovel and probe?

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Yes, you should be able to fit a probe and shovel in just fine. Probably an extra layer and skins too.

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It fits a shovel, probe, skins and an extra layer and some water but that's pushing it.