Ortovox Ascent Avabag Kit
The Ortovox ASCENT AVABAG is the ideal airbag backpack for longer ski tours. Designed around the AVABAG system, users have either 30 or 40 liters (38L in the short or women’s version) of usable volume to carry everything you need for a day out in the backcountry. We at Avalanche Safety Solutions can pack our essentials easily in the pack, including safety equipment, a hydration system, a change of clothes and a snack. We love snacks.
This ski touring backpack is equipped with the AVABAG airbag system developed by ORTOVOX. The AVABAG system weighs only 690 grams (that’s 1.5 lbs, for you who don’t do grams) and is extremely compact, removable and can easily be activated again and again without the cartridge (compressed air cylinder) attached. This feature allows for activation training to prepare for quick and correct action in an emergency.
Sure, a ski touring avalanche airbag needs to be functional, but the backpack needs to be comfortable, especially on long tours. With the ASCENT 30, 38 and 40, the wearer’s comfort is ensured by the foam molded 3D back system, which is both lightweight and strong. The avalanche backpack also boasts various features: ice axe and hiking pole fastening, circumferential zipper for quick access to equipment, diagonal ski attachment for greater wear comfort and much more!
If you’ve never tried an Ortovox pack before, we’ll highly recommend them – they’re well-made, comfortable and a reliable system.
*The AVABAG system utilizes the same canister as the Snowpulse system.
The AVABAG UNIT includes:
- Activation Unit
- Activation Handle
- Pre-tension tool
- *Just add a compressed air cylinder below and you’re good to go!
Volume: 40L/38L (Women’s Fit)
Locking clasp (hip belt)
Safety leg strap
Chest strap with signal whistle
Snowboard and snowshoe attachment
Separate safety compartment
Access to main compartment: front
D-Skifix Rope attachment
Hydration system compatible
Water-resistant thanks to PU-coated material.
Illustration of alpine emergency signals
Ice axe and hiking pole fastening
Removable helmet net
SOS emergency information
Release grip height adjustable
WEIGHT: 1980g (40L) – with airbag unit.
MATERIAL: Nylon 420D Oxford HD + Nylon 100D Robic Ripstop