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Because airbags weigh enough as is.
Even if they weighed thirty pounds, airbags would still be worth hauling around in the backcountry. Luckily, Arva's Reactor 25 Ultralight Airbag Backpack only weighs three pounds so you can still be light on your feet while you tour through the backcountry's avalanche terrain. Just because it's lighter doesn't mean Arva modified the airbag to be lighter—that just sounds scary—but rather, paired the Reactor with an ultralight backpack that still boasts plenty of features (ski carry, snowboard carry, hydration compatibility, avalanche gear sleeve) and a capacity suitable for half-day tours.
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.
- Ultralight ski backpack with Arva's Reactor Avalanche Airbag
- 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
- Ultralight pack boasts a 25L capacity ideal for half-day ski tours