Made for those who spend many of their days in avalanche terrain, the Mammut Pro Protection Airbag Backpack has a sophisticated airbag design, carry systems, and all the features you'd expect in a pack constructed for professional mountain guides. The newly-developed Protection Airbag System, the latest iteration of the Snowpulse Lifebag System, has a unique design intended to keep your head above the snow, and to protect your head, neck, chest, and torso from the trauma that can result from being strained through rocks and trees when caught in a slide. Unlike traditional top and side airbag designs, the Protection opens in a horseshoe-like over-the-shoulder shape that concentrates flotation above and behind your head, helping to keep you facing uphill and above the snow, minimizing the likelihood of obstructed breathing. Since it surrounds your head and neck and covers large parts of your torso, it also reduces the likelihood of serious trauma to those areas. In order for the Protection Airbag to work correctly, the pack MUST be riding properly on your back? if it's too high or low, the airbag will not settle correctly around your neck, reducing the potential benefit. Mammut designed the Pro with a 3-step adjustable back panel length adjustment, allowing you to customize the fit for maximum effectiveness no matter your height. With an adjustable aluminum U-frame suspension and thermo-molded back panel, the Pro rides like butter, so you won't even notice all the gear you can stuff in and on it. There's a front-access safety equipment compartment that holds your shovel, probe, and snow tools, a padded goggle pocket to keep your lenses safe on the ascent, an external helmet carrier so you don't have to leave your brain bucket behind, and 30 liters of total volume that are plenty for a long day or even an overnight.
Even if you have skis or a snowboard strapped on the Pro (with stowable diagonal and removable carry systems, respectively), it's easy to access the main compartment using the full back panel opening, and you can go hands-free by stashing your poles or ice tools in the side compression straps. The Pro has an easy-access pocket on the removable hip belt to keep a compass, inclinometer, or other small gadget close at hand, and is fully hydration-compatible
Please note that this system does not include the Refillable Compressed Air Cartridge, which is available separately. And please remember, this airbag system is NOT a guarantee that you will survive an avalanche; get educated, get the right tools, travel with partners, and be smart out there.
- Removable, transferable Protection Airbag System
- Head on Top technology with trauma protection
- 3-step adjustable back panel helps ensure that the airbag deploys correctly
- Safety leg loop
- Adjustable aluminum U-frame suspension
- Thermo-molded back panel
- Front-access avy tool pocket, padded goggle pocket, hip belt pocket
- Diagonal ski and removable snowboard carry
- Compression straps hold poles and ice tools
- Compatible with all Mammut Protection Airbag backs, NOT with any Mammut RAS packs