ARVA Reactor 18 Airbag Backpack
ARVAReactor 18 Airbag Backpack

Avy savvy.

Just because you're only getting one run in doesn't mean you should backcountry ski unprepared. You always need your beacon, probe, shovel, and a backcountry buddy, and airbag packs certainly go a long way when it comes to avalanche safety. The Reactor 18 Airbag Backpack pairs Arva's reliable Reactor airbag with a smaller backcountry backpack suitable for speedy, one-run tours. Just because it's smaller doesn't mean Arva scrapped all the convenient features for backcountry touring; it still boasts a ski carry, snowboard carry, hydration compatibility, and an avalanche gear sleeve despite its small size.

The airbag itself features a gas canister deployment (cylinder sold separately) through dual air chambers around your neck, head, and sides for increased shock absorption and overall reliability. There's a chance an avalanche could pop an airbag, but this bag's dual chamber design can help you stay afloat if only one chamber pops. Arva made the safe-locking, retractable handle completely adjustable so you can place it right where you want. You can always remove the airbag and place it in one of Arva's bigger backpacks for day-long or multi-day tours.

  • Airbag backpack for quick tours through backcountry's avy terrain
  • Airbag deploys with gas canister (sold separately)
  • Double chambers increase reliability if one side pops
  • Safe-locking, retractable handle adjusts up and down shoulder straps
  • Removable airbag pairs with other Arva Reactor backpacks
  • Smaller 18L capacity ideal for minimalist tours
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