Avalanche Backpacks

An avalanche backpack is a backpack equipped with an airbag inflation system, which activates in the event of an avalanche and helps the user stay closer to the snow's surface. This technology is based on the “Brazil-Nut principle,” where larger objects come to the surface during movement. Avalanche backpacks are essential for safety in an avalanche. Choose yours based on volume, inflation system, weight, and material. Read more

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Avalanche Backpacks

Avalanche Backpacks

Avalanche backpacks are an innovation that has revolutionized the concept of safety in the mountains. Their main function is not just to carry equipment but to provide additional safety in an avalanche. An avalanche backpack is equipped with an airbag inflation system, which activates in the event of an avalanche and helps the user stay closer to the surface of the snow. This technology is based on the Brazil-Nut principle, where larger objects come to the surface during movement.

In an avalanche, it is crucial to stay on or as close to the surface as possible. Avalanche backpacks increase your chances of survival by reducing the risk of complete burial.

What to Consider When Buying

When choosing an avalanche backpack, consider the following:

Backpack Volume: Depending on the length and type of your activity, choose a backpack of the appropriate size.

Inflation System: Different systems exist, such as compressed gas cartridges or battery-powered fans.

Weight: Additional safety equipment increases weight, so it's important to find the right balance between safety and comfort.

Material: Resistance to wear and tear is key, as the backpack must withstand extreme conditions.

Compatibility with Other Equipment: The backpack must be compatible with other equipment, such as helmets, skis, or ice axes.

Technologies and Features

Some backpacks offer additional features, such as removable airbags for easier maintenance and reuse and integrated quick-release systems that allow the backpack to be quickly discarded in emergencies.

Popular brands we offer include BCA, ABS, Osprey, Black Diamond, and Pieps, known for their reliability and innovation in the avalanche backpack category.

Ski Equipment Rental

If you're unsure which equipment is right, use our ski equipment rental service. It allows you to test different ski binding models before making a purchase, ensuring that you have the best skiing experience on the slopes