Awesome! Good info. I think I can live with mildly compensating a little extra weight for safety. In my current Quiksilver pack, I don't have a whole lot besides ski poles, probe, shovel, small med kit, and my beacon which is usually on me, under my coat anyway. Plus a small amount of food, extra gloves/shirt(s). The bare essentials...I like the ABS systems, but had no clue about the hassle of transporting and refilling the system. Good to know before making that big purchase! I just wonder why they too don't use compressed air instead of Nitrogen for the ease of the consumer?
Last edited by jwelsh83; 05-29-2013 at 06:11 PM.