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The North Face Powder Guide Vest

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Manufacturer's Description

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Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

The North Face designed its Men's Powder Guide Vest so ski patrollers and backcountry riders can carry all the essentials without having to shoulder a pack. Its incredibly durable Cordura shell is water-resistant to protect you against wet weather as well as tree branches and rocks. Mesh side panels offer a surprising amount of breathability and the mobility you need to tuck, twist, and torque off those bomber jumps you love to build out there. Polyurethane foam covers your shoulders and back to protect you from water and harsh impacts when you dive off mountains, accidentally of course. And this vest lets you carry your snowboard either horizontally or vertically, and your skis diagonally for a full range of versatility. The Powder Guide also features more pockets than regular ski packs do. One pocket lets you easily access your probe, and a pocket and holder gives you an excellent way to carry a shovel. There is a stash pocket for your goggles in one of the dual vertical pockets. A zippered game pocket in the back stores an extra layer when the weather falls below your comfort zone. And five more pockets lets you accessorize the rest of your avy gear along with some water and food to keep you in the backcountry for a full day. A Recco avalanche rescue system may help Recco-equipped ski patrols find you.

- Backcountry.com

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

The North Face Powder Guide Vest

currently retails for:
$248.95 - $249.00
MSRP: $189.00

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Specs

Shell Fabric 315D Airbag Taffeta, 840D Ballistic Woven
Side Panel Fabric Mesh
Lining Fabric Taffeta
Shoulders/Back Panel PU Foam
Shovel Holder 300D Tarpaulin