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Scott Backcountry Patrol AP 30L Airbag with E1 Alpride Kit

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    Backcountry Patrol AP 30L Airbag with E1 Alpride Kit

    The Scott Backcountry Patrol AP 30L Airbag with E1 Alpride Kit offers a fully electronic, innovative system that's one of the lightest on the market. When you activate the E1 Alpride Airbag System, the powerful turbo radial fan quickly pumps the airbag full of air, adding more surface area to your person to maximize your chances of staying on the surface of the snow during an avalanche. Since the airbag doesn't require a cartridge, it can be deployed multiple times, allowing you to practice at home without having to buy a replacement cartridge every time you deploy. The trigger and deflation release are mechanical, eliminating the possibility of malfunctions due to electronic issues, and the 2X AA batteries that power the fan are unaffected by extreme cold, thus making the bag's performance extremely reliable.

    Fully equipped with essential features for the backcountry, the Backcountry Patrol AP backpack is an achievement in and of itself. Its generous 30-liter capacity can easily accommodate your layers, snacks, water, first aid kit, and has a designated internal compartment for your shovel and probe so you can easily access them in an emergency. An A-frame and diagonal ski carry and vertical snowboard carry hold your preferred ride as you boot up steep couloirs and walk ridgelines, and stow-away ice axe loops keep your tools secure when you aren't using them. And, to prevent the pack from riding up during airbag deployment, the hip belt is complete with a safety leg loop.

    • Fully electronic avalanche airbag for backcountry skiing
    • Airbag can be activated multiple times for at-home practice
    • No cartridges necessary, making travel and shipping easy
    • Turbo radial fan provides more filling power in less time
    • Mechanical trigger and deflation release eliminate electronic error
    • Airbag can be activated multiple times for at-home practice
    • Recharges in 20 minutes via micro USB
    • 30-liter backpack is fully featured for on-mountain convenience
    • Item #SCO00UB

    Tech Specs

    Material
    [shell] 100% polyamide [lining] 100% polyester
    Volume
    30L
    Airbag
    Alpride E1
    Waist Belt
    light with safety leg loop
    Access
    front panel
    Pockets
    1 external goggle, 1 internal avalanche safety, 1 internal map
    Gear Loops
    stow-away ice axe loops, daisy chain
    Ski Carry
    A-frame, diagonal
    Snowboard Carry
    vertical
    Ice Axe Carry
    stow-away
    Dimensions
    23.6 x 11 x 7.5in
    Claimed Weight
    5lb 14.4oz
    Recommended Use
    backcountry skiing, backcountry snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 year limited

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    Scott Patrol AP E1

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    This pack is amazing. Utilization of supercapacitors allows for an extremely light, reliable and fully travel approved system. USB or 2 AA battery charging options. No lithium batteries or gas cartridges to worry about.

    The Way of the Future

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    "That airbag is too heavy"
    "I can't travel easily with that airbag"
    "I never really know what it's going to feel like to pull the ripcord"
    "The pack that this airbag is attached to kind of sucks"
    "Where can I refill my canister after inflation?"

    ... Since the dawn of Avalanche Airbag packs - we've come a long way.

    Canister systems have their place. They are tried, tested, and proved systems that are often more affordable and are locked and loaded ready to go.

    Electronic fan bags with lithium ion batteries are great for those who travel, guide others and want to demo, or are in areas were canister refill stations are few and far inbetween. More self reliant, but overall these systems are HEAVY.

    Then, as if from the story line of a hollywood film, we see the "SUPER CAPACITOR" - The Alpride E1 system that is the airbag system in this pack.

    Since some of us slept through High school physics - a quick refresh. I do not have a doctorate in physics, so please feel free to correct me. It's about to get real nerdy.

    A super capacitor is often used in applications in which rapid charge/discharge occur (see: cycling a fan to inflate an avalanche airbag quickly). This charge is stored in an electrical field between two plates - this is different from lithium ion batteries which store energy in a chemical form. Batteries also are slower to discharge their energy than capacitors. This is the reason why fan bag systems with lithium ion have larger batteries - the size of the battery must be big enough to allow for the correct amount of voltage to be reached to activate the fan. A super capacitor can achieve the high voltage necessary at a much lower volume/weight.

    Capacitors can also be charged and recharge quickly, and a vast amount of times (essentially for this pack, you can recharge it more times than the life of the pack). The slight downside to capacitor for this function is that the charge will eventually dissipate over time. The way this pack helps mitigate this is the use of AA batteries. I will get into that in a sec.

    What does this all mean for you the backcountry skier/boarder?

    Less weight than other conventional fan bags, recharge capabilities, testing and demo-ing, limited change in activation due to temperature, and did i mention ... WEIGHT.

    Recharge - this is where this bag begins to bewilder me. You can charge this pack using only two akaline AA batteries. YES, you heard me correctly. The way that this pack's capacitor holds a charge - you can reach the voltage using two AA batteries.

    Yes, you can recharge the pack using the micro USB cord included. The charge cycle takes roughly 30 minutes.

    To maintain charge for up to essentially the length of a season (around 4 months) - charge the pack via USB until the green light, the pop in the 2 batteries, and leave the pack off until it's time to hit the skin track. And make sure to turn the pack off after your tour.

    Or do what i have been doing and "party tricking" it in my living room during dinner parties once a month. Recharge.

    If you do forget to charge with the USB - pop in two batteries, turn the pack on and it will automatically begin to charge off the batteries.

    For a full recharge the bag is marketed to complete one full inflation. I have been able to get 3 full inflations without recharge so the capacitors are clearly big enough for wiggle room.

    TLDR: If you have been waiting to buy an Airbag because you "want to see what's next" - guess what? it's here.

    5.8 lbs roughly. Lighter than any other fan bag, and goes toe to toe with even those lightweight canister packs in its pack size.

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    Patrol AP 30L Airbag with E1 Alpride Kit

      I was so excited to get this pack. Snow will be coming early this year in Alaska and we were ready to head north early for snowmobiling. I received this pack only to find the user manual did not belong to the pack, so I have no idea how to operate it, fold the air bag after deployment, how to maintain the bag, how to charge it, nothing because the bag is the E1 kit and the user manual is for the 2.0 kit. I spend $1200.00 USD on this. So very disappointed in the Scott Brand, and now I cannot use it.

      Patrol AP 30L Airbag with E1 Alpride Kit

      We are really excited about the Alpride E1 system and want to make sure you get a pack you are happy with and comfortable using. The first few packs we got in from Scott came with the wrong manual and were marked as "Sample" on the tag like the one you received. This was an oversight and we did not intend to inventory or sell these bags. I sent you an e-mail with some more information and options to exchange the bag. Please take a look and let me know how we can help so you can get out and enjoy that early snow!