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The ABS Vario 18 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 Ultralight 18 is reduced to the essential functions. Attach an ABS Vario 18 zip on to your ABS avalanche airbag base unit (sold separately) and head into the backcountry!. Available Color(s): Silver Orange, Lime Green, Black/Orange. Capacity: 18 liters. Weight: 0.8 lbs (.4 kg). Fits on ABS Vario Base Unit (sold separately). Mounts for skis and snowboard. Mounts for shovel and probe on the inside. Helmet mount included. Separate mesh pocket for additional storage space. Stable, diagonal ski mount for fastening close to the body. Two easy-access compartments on the side for furs or a snack on the go. Compatible with Hydrobag. Ultralight material. Waterproof zips
- Tahoe Mountain Sports
Lighter than a helium balloon on the moon (maybe not quite, but you get the picture), the ABS Vario 18 Ultralight Silver Edition Backpack is a narrow, ergonomically-designed avalanche airbag pack that prioritizes light, effective, and minimalist avalanche protection over the All theability to schlep incredibly heavy loads. Like all ABS packs, the Vario 18 is actually a combination of two systems: the Vario Silver Edition base unit and the Vario 18 Ultralight zip-on cover. The Silver Edition base unit is narrower than the standard unit, allowing for more freedom of movement and a better fit, and has a modified neoprene waist belt, which sacrifices some load-bearing capability for a more comfortable, ergonomic fit, making the Silver Edition a prime choice for skiers and riders looking to send hard and stay safe without weighing themselves down. There's a padded, water-repellent back panel and ergonomic shoulder straps, too. Though it's narrower and lighter, the Silver Edition has all the same lifesaving capabilities as the standard base unit. It packs a serious airbags punch, using two 85L bags that inflate within three seconds--simply activate the trigger handle, which mounts on either shoulder for easy access, and the bags inflate and help keep you on the surface. Once you've deployed, you need to replace the trigger handle and the nitrogen-filled canister (replacement must be done through ABS or an authorized representative), but the airbags simply fold up and stow back in the side panel compartments. The Silver Edition is compatible with all Vario zip-on covers, but comes with an 18L ultralight option that's big enough to carry everything you need for a day without adding any unnecessary bells and whistles. That said, there are plenty of key features on the 18, like ski and snowboard carrying systems, internal shovel and probe mounts, and two easy-access side pockets for skins or snacks. It's hydration compatible as well, and comes with a stowable helmet net so...
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