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post #8 of (permalink) Old 04-05-2012, 12:23 PM
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An Avalung is meant to be worn on out the outside of you jacket. Also, how do you propose to unzip your jacket, get the mouthpiece out, and put it in while you are upside down in a tree well? At best your movement is going to be restricted considerably. If you don't get the Avalung in your mouth within the first few seconds on falling in, you are probably not going to be able to with the snow collapsing around you, tree branches blocking your movement, and such. Now add in trying to unzip a jacket to the equation...
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