Super lightweight!¬†Looks like this ‘Avabag’ backpack could well be worth looking into for the winter season ahead. The new ultra-light ORTOVOX ASCENT backpack range was originally designed for ski mountaineering. Super lightweight by reducing its design down to the essentials of safety and comfort. It can either be used as a backpack on its own or combined with the new removeable AVABAG avalanche airbag system inside, currently the lightest and smallest avalanche... Read More

Avalanche Airbag Systems – An Overview

Powder!   Many different statistics have been quoted about success rates of avalanche airbag systems in preventing fatalities. It all depends on how the data is collected and how it is filtered. However, even the most cynical experts seem to agree that, along with the avalanche transceiver, they are the best piece of technology around (best way to help you survive an avalanche). Our only reservation about people wearing avalanche airbags is that these pieces of equipment... Read More