Mammut Ride R.A.S. Avalanche Airbag Backpack

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The Mammut Ride R.A.S. (Removable Airbag System) Airbag pack features an inflatable airbag designed to keep your head at or near the surface of the snow during an avalanche.

- REI

Skis, boots, poles. Helmet, goggles, gloves. Beacon, shovel, probe. There are some things you don't head into the mountains without, and it's time to update your list to include the Mammut Ride RAS Backpack. Airbag technology has been proven to save lives, and when it's also as light, functional, and easy to use as the Ride' Well, you'd have to have a really good reason to leave it behind. Obviously, the safest policy is to avoid avalanches altogether, but unexpected things happen, and when they do, the Ride can inflate within three seconds to help keep you on the surface. Just pull the shoulder-mounted deployment handle to inflate the bag, and the padded waist belt, safety leg strap, and sternum strap will keep the pack securely attached to you, even in the turmoil of a slide. After deployment, deflate the bags and pack them back up according to instructions, and remember that the compressed air canister needs to be replaced. You can even remove the airbag system entirely if you want a lightweight in-bounds pack, or swap it between all RAS packs to fine-tune your carrying capacity. The Ride wouldn't be that useful if it wasn't a functional pack, too, so Mammut made sure it had all the features of a modern freeride pack, like ski and snowboard carry systems, a special pocket for your avy tools, and gear loops for ice axes and ski poles. You can cinch down your day's load using the side compression straps, stash your goggles in the padded pocket for safekeeping, and toss a bladder in the hydration-compatible sleeve so you don't have to gobble snow all day. All this weight is carried comfortable by the V-frame aluminum suspension, padded back panel, and removable waist belt. Mammut even included an SOS label with emergency instructions, in case you need a reminder. Please note that this system does not include the Refillable Compressed Air Cartridge, which is available separately (MAM0939). And please remember, this airbag system is NOT a guarantee that you will su...

- Backcountry.com

The Mammut Ride R.A.S. Avalanche Airbag Ski Pack brings the revolutionary life-saving technology of an avalanche airbag to a well designed ski backpack. With a removable airbag system, the Mammut Ride 30 R.A.S. Avalanche Airbag Backpack is designed for safety in the backcountry while providing carrying capacity for all day adventures. Using the Snowpulse Removable Airbag System in the popular Mammut Nirvana Ride ski pack for backcountry safety and performance. Comes equipped with removable avalanche airbag system. The airbag significantly reduces the chances of being buried in an avalanche by creating flotation, considerably improving survival chances. The R.A.S. avalanche airbag system is removable, and can even be placed in other compatible packs. 30 liter volume is perfect for day-long backcountry ski and snowboard touring. 6 millimeter aluminum V-frame is adjustable and removable for a customized fit. 2-layer high-density EVA back padding, hip and shoulder belts with laminated stretch fabric cover. Dedicated front pocket for avalanche safety gear - compartments for probe, shovel and shovel blade, plus a SOS label with emergency instructions and a rapid puller for the quickest access. Ski attachments for A-frame or diagonal carry. Snowboard carrier has a fully adjustable stabilization belt to ensure your legs have freedom of movement. Helmet carrier has snow protection to keep your gear dry and is stowable. Padded goggle pouch keeps your lenses safe and scratch free. Removable padded hipbelt carries your load comfortably. Requires the Mammut Refillable Cartridge, sold separately. If you're serious about backcountry skiing or snowboarding, you should seriously consider an avalanche airbag backpack like this one, from Mammut. Capacity: 30 Liters. Weight with airbag: 2400 g or 5 lbs 5 oz. Weight without airbag system: 1550 g. Base fabric: 420D Nylon. Upper fabric: 420D Nylon Tritan Ripstop. Back System: CONTACT V Frame. Available Color(s): Black/Fire

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

Calling all freeriders: the innovative, removable avalanche airbag system from Snowpulse (R.A.S. Removable Airbag System) is now integrated in the successful Nirvana Ride Mammut snow backpack.

- EMS

The Removable Airbag System R.A.S. integrated in our absolute all-rounder. The Ride R.A.S. is ideal for all-mountain and freeriding. It comes complete with functional features and is very comfortable to carry. As well as freeriding, the Ride R.A.S. is also perfect for one-day ski or snowboard tours.

- CampSaver.com