The North Face Powder Guide ABS Vest

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Originally designed for ski patrollers, The North Face Powder Guide ABS Vest offers airbag deployment in case of avalanche and perfect for carrying all the essentials, without a cumbersome pack. The North Face Powder Guide ABS Vest is the ultimate ski/board vest with built-in ABS Avalanche Airbag System. Originally designed to meet the demands of hardworking ski patrollers, this vest enables skiers/riders to carry all essentials for excursions without a pack. Constructed with bombproof, ballistic nylon, this vest fits over the wearer's shell and features a collection of purpose-built carrying systems and pockets that provide secure and balanced weight distribution for avalanche gear and skis/board. ABS system integrated for quick deployment in emergency situations, with an activation pull handle within each reach that deploy an air canister to expose two integrated, high-volume airbags that keep you on the surface of the avalanche and speeds rescue due to visibility of the airbags. Stay safe in the backcountry or in-bounds during extreme conditions with an ABS vest. Your life IS worth more than the cost of this device.. ABS avalanche airbag system integrated for quick deployment. ABS air canister pocket. Air bags take approximately 3 seconds to inflate. Air bag deployment pockets. Leg/body harness system. Water resistant. Recco avalanche rescue reflector. Adjustable side panels. Zip chest pockets. Vertical zip pocket with internal goggle and stash pocket. Four horizontal zip pockets. Dual vertical zip pockets. Probe pocket. Shovel handle pocket (shovel not included). Exterior shovel head holder. External snowboard/ski straps. Waist strap compression. One ABS activation unit included for practice deployment purposes only. Additional canisters available for purchase. Recipient of the 2012 Gear of the Show award from Outside Magazine, presented at the annual Outdoor Retailer show. Avg Weight: 1145 g (40.39 oz). Center Back: 26". Body: 315D airbag taffeta, 840D ballistic woven. Side panels: mesh. Shovel holder: 300D tarpaulin. Lining: taffeta. Shoulders/back panel: Polyurethane (PU) foam. Available Color(s): TNF Black

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

The ultimate ski/board vest with built-in ABS Avalanche Airbag System. Originally designed to meet the demands of hardworking ski patrollers, this vest enables skiers/riders to carry all essentials for excursions without a pack. Constructed with bombproof, ballistic nylon, this vest fits over the wearer's shell and features a collection of purpose-built carrying systems and pockets that provide secure and balanced weight distribution for avalanche gear and skis/board. ABS system integrated for quick deployment in emergency situations, with an activation pull handle within each reach that deploy an air canister to expose two integrated, high-volume airbags that keep you on the surface of the avalanche and speeds rescue due to visibility of the airbags.

- The North Face

Free Shipping. The North Face Men's Powder Guide ABS Vest DECENT FEATURES of The North Face Men's Powder Guide ABS Vest Water resistant Recco avalanche rescue reflector Adjustable side panels Zip chest pockets Vertical zip pocket with internal goggles and stash pocket Four horizontal zip pockets Dual vertical zip pockets Zip game pocket Probe pocket Shovel-handle pocket Exterior shovel-head holder External snowboard/ski straps ABS airbag-technology-integration system The SPECS Average Weight: 49.38 oz / 1400 g Center Back Length: 26in. Body: 315D 152 g/m2 (11.0 oz/yd2) Cordura-100% airbag nylon; 840D 363 g/m2 (12.80 oz/yd2) 100% ballistic nylon Side Panel: Mesh Shovel Holder: 300D tarpaulin Lining: Taffeta Shoulder / Back panel: Polyurethane (PU) foam This product can only be shipped within the United States. Please don't hate us.

- Moosejaw

Lauded with awards from Outside Magazine and Popular Mechanics, The North Face Powder Guide ABS Vest provides serious backcountry enthusiasts and ski patrollers with the airbag avalanche protection they need without having to carry a pack. In the event of a slide, two ABS airbags can be quickly deployed by pulling an activation handle, ultimately increasing flotation to keep you on top of the snow and improving visibility to expedite a rescue. Eight zippered front pockets and specific avy gear pockets stow all your essentials and evenly distribute weight for a balanced skiing and riding experience.

- Backcountry.com