Great high end avalanche backpack that can be deployed…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $1099
Great high end avalanche backpack that can be deployed multiple times. Best for single to multi-day backcountry expeditions and ski tours in alpine, medium to high risk conditions. If you only do a few days a year in these conditions, renting may be a more rational option.
- Carrying system
- Safety features
- Can be deployed several times vs cylinder powered models
- Easy to take on a plane
- Can carry skis on sides
- BD has awesome support
- Does not actually hold 40 liters of stuff because of the battery and motor
- Battery needs year round care to prevent deep discharge
Excellent fit and carrying system for an avalanche pack. I'm a longer dude and got the M/L version. The hip belt has a metal buckle and is comfortable during longer ski tours.
The volume is not accurate. It can probably hold around 30-35l.
Accessibility is good. The back panel opens up all the way.
The pack fits tightly while riding. The ski straps on the sides work nicely, but I would advise care while strapping the skis up to avoid damage to straps and the backpack.
Feels durable for its weight.
BD customer support is amazing. I deep discharged my battery and they fixed it for me in three days, free of charge.
I've used this pack for two seasons, around five weeks, in alpine environments.