The RIDGE now comes with the super lightweight, incredibly compact Snowpulse 3.0 Inflation Technology. This is Snowpulse’s lightest airbag system of all time and weighs less than 1 liter of water. The RIDGE was designed to meet the needs of snowmobilers who demanded an intelligently-designed, compact and low-profile avalanche airbag.The Highmark RIDGE 3.0 avalanche airbag comes with the super lightweight, incredibly compact Snowpulse 3.0 Inflation Technology. This is Snowpulse’s lightest airbag system of all time and is the lightest avalanche airbag system on the market.
The Highmark Ridge was designed to meet the needs of snowmobilers who demanded an intelligently-designed, compact and low-profile avalanche airbag. The RIDGE is an avalanche airbag that fits so well, you’ll never notice you’re wearing an avalanche airbag. The RIDGE 3.0 features Snowpulse 3.0, the latest in avalanche airbag technology - new ultralight, ultracompact avalanche airbag system and more user-friendly set-up.
Snowpulse’s new deployment handle is more intuitive to operate and is also height-adjustable to allow it to be adapted to the wearer’s body height. The deployment handle is now a bright orange colour to make it even more visible. There is no change to the tried-and-tested “T” shape of our deployment handle. The handle can be folded to allow compact storage in the shoulder strap.
The Inflation System 3.0 describes the component used to deploy the airbag. The system activates the deployment mechanism which opens the pressure cartridge with a pin and fills the airbag. The integrated air volume amplifier also sends ambient air to the airbag in addition to the gas stored in the pressure cartridge. One of Snowpulse’s objectives for the new development was to bring the air volume amplifier and deployment mechanism together in a single housing in order to save space and weight. The inflation system is reliable, low-maintenance and extremely user-friendly: just screw the cartridge in and you’re ready to go!
What's the difference between the 18/19 model and the previous one? New radio pocket and attachment points, and new styling on the front.
- Weight: 4 lbs
- Volume: 15L
- Weight: 5.5lbs (including airbag & cylinder)
- Airbag System: Removable Airbag System (RAS)
- Probe Storage: Interior Probe Sleeve
- Shovel Storage: Exterior Handle Holder, Exterior (Front) Blade Sleeve
- Additional Pockets: Avalanche Safety Sleeve (Interior), Radio Pocket
- Goggle Pocket: N/A
- Fit: One Size
- Front Pockets: N/A
- Side Adjustments: N/A
- Zippers: YKK Oversized
- Buckles: Aluminum & Plastic
The Highmark Ridge is SUPER light and SUPER low-profile. If you want to wear an avalanche airbag, but not feel like you're wearing an avalanche airbag, this is the one.
Admittedly, it doesn't hold much (lunch, gloves, GPS, maybe a beer), but that's what you want in a low-profile pack!
We sell lots of these packs to people who just want the protection of an avalanche airbag, to growing teenagers and to smaller-stature folks.
There's not much difference between these packs and their 19/20 version (colour on the label?) - it's a great deal to pick one of these up!
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