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Old 10-22-2012, 11:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Which brand has the lightest airbags for snowboard freeriding?

An ABS 5 carbon bag, together with a carbon cartridge and a powder base unit already weighs 2.4kg. Comparatively an ARVA Patroller 16 only weighs 0.78kg. Why is that so??

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Old 10-22-2012, 11:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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well, that arva bag is not an airbag pack for one...

what are you going to use it for? an ABS 5 would only be appropriate for heli/cat/sled-assisted riding, not splitboarding...

check out this article and the comparison chart in it - it has weights:

Avalanche Airbag Backpack Overview - The Backcountry Skiing Blog
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well, that arva bag is not an airbag pack for one...

what are you going to use it for? an ABS 5 would only be appropriate for heli/cat/sled-assisted riding, not splitboarding...

check out this article and the comparison chart in it - it has weights:

Avalanche Airbag Backpack Overview - The Backcountry Skiing Blog

0.78kg was without the air bag part and i need to get extra parts for that bag?
well, i am just doing off-piste in-bound of the ski resort. They have 1 or 2 umgroomed marked pistes over the big slope (like in Verbier)and I will be off-pisting around the pistes. i want the bag to be as light as possible.
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:12 PM   #4 (permalink)
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none of the arva packs will work with an airbag - they're not designed to as far as i can tell...
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none of the arva packs will work with an airbag - they're not designed to as far as i can tell...
then how can they increase the person's survival rate during an avalanche?
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can you link to where it says that?
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