ABS Vario 15 Backpack

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Manufacturer's Description

ABS Vario Line: The avalanche airbag with the exchangeable pack system

Vario Base Unit and backpacks: There is an appropriate backpack for every endeavor: the ABS-system + base unit is attachable with a zipper to various backpack sizes from the Vario Ultralight to the 50 liter Vario.

The Advantage: Whether variant skiing within ski areas, daytime ski outings, or cross-country skiing from one hut to the next over a period of several days; with the Vario you have the ABS system that always allows for a backpack of suitable size. There are no situations where you will have to do without the proven ABS Avalanche Airbag System.

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If you've ever felt the the carpet pulled out from under you while you're in the backcountry, or experienced the whumph of the snowpack collapsing under your feet, you know just how terrifying snow can suddenly become. There are no guarantees of safety in the mountains, which is why it's a good idea to wear the ABS Vario 15 Silver Edition Avalanche Airbag Backpack when you're heading into avalanche terrain. It's not a guarantee of safety, but avalanche airbags have been proven to help you stay on top, keeping you alive to shred another day. Like all ABS airbag packs, the Vario 15 consists of two parts: a Vario base unit that houses the ABS Twinbags, and a zip-on pack cover that holds your gear. The Silver Edition base unit is narrower and more form-fitting than the standard base unit, with an neoprene waist belt that's light and flexible to move with you when you're freeriding. It's designed with lighter loads in mind, so if you want to pack serious pounds the standard base unit is probably a better option, but if you want to move quickly and send hard, the Silver Edition is unquestionably where it's at. The 15L Vario zip-on cover holds plenty of gear for a day tour or cat skiing trip, and can easily be swapped out for any other Vario cover, ranging in size from eight to 55 liters. There's a snow tool pocket, an ice axe loop, and a hideaway helmet net so you can protect your dome, not to mention ski and snowboard carry options and a hydration-compatible sleeve to keep your insides lubed up. Of course, the most important feature of the Vario 15 is its life-saving capability. Packed inside the base unit are two 85L airbags that inflate within three seconds with the push of an activation trigger, which can be mounted on either shoulder strap for quick and easy access. The airbags help you stay on the surface of a slide, orient your body to increase the likelihood of a clear airway, and make you easy to spot from a distance. Once the system's been deployed, you need ...

- Backcountry.com

The ABS Vario 15 Ultralight zips on to the ABS Airbag Units for the perfect day-trip ski backpack. The ideal pack for those who put special emphasis on low weight. The Vario 15 has been reduced to minimal essential functions for ultralight touring. Zip on an ABS Vario 15 L to your ABS avalanche airbag base unit for lightweight backcountry day-trips or shorter tours. Available Color(s): Grey/Green, Black/Orange, Red/Grey and Blue/Orange. Capacity: 15 liters. Weight: 1 lbs (.45 kg). Fits on ABS Vario Base Unit (sold separately). Emergency compartment for instant access to shovel and probe. SOS label with international emergency numbers. Convenient XL opening to the main compartment. Practical pockets for valuables. Ski, snowboard and ice ax mounts. Helmet mout optional available

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

The ABS Vario 30 is large enough to carry everything you need for longer expeditions in the backcountry. The Vario 30 docks to the Vario Avalanche Airbag Base Unit to complete the pack. This is the Zip-on unit only! Airbag base unit sold separately.

- CampSaver.com