The Best Avalanche Airbags of 2015

The Best Avalanche Airbags of 2015

It's time to add another must-have piece of safety gear for most backcountry travelers: an airbag. The giant inflatable balloons that deploy from backpacks have proven their worth time and again. Right now, compressed-air models—firing off of miniature scuba or nitrogen tanks—are still the norm, but the era of battery-powered blower bags, which are more user-friendly, is coming fast. Black Diamond has a solid first offering in the Jetforce series, and other companies are close behind.


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