An avalanche pack lets you pull a ripcord to trigger an airbag if you're caught in a slide. In an instant, a huge pillow of air inflates that helps keep you on top of avalanching snow—decreasing your chances of getting sucked into a mess of ice and rocks.The Nirvana Ride pack from Mammut, one of many options now on the market, employs a removable airbag system from Snowpulse for backcountry skiers in search of that extra safety edge.
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