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The ARCTERYX Voltair 20 Backpack is a panel-loading touring pack with a dedicated pocket for all your avy tools. Packed into the compact design is also an avy airbag and powerful electric fan for fast inflation. You will need to purchase separately the Voltair LiPo 22.2V Battery (SKU 249164) and Voltair Battery Power Supply (SKU 249163) to power the centrifugal blower and inflate your airbag.
- Mountain Gear
Arc'teryx Avalanche Safety Voltair 20 Backpack Cayenne Regular 268853. The heart of the Voltair airbag system is a 22.2v Lithium polymer rechargeable battery that powers an advanced engineered centrifugal blower for rapid multiple inflations. In high consequence situations you do not rise to the occasion; you fall back on your training. Unlike traditional compressed air cylinder airbag systems that are limited to one deployment per charged cylinder the Arc'teryx Voltair system allows the user to deploy the airbag multiple times. Along with regular testing of the system the Voltair's multiple deployment advantage allows backcountry skiers or riders to practice deploying the airbag and better train themselves on how to react and deploy the Voltair during an avalanche as well as removing the point of hesitation that could cost lives. Voltair 20L 3235g / 7.1 lbs Voltair 30L 3465g / 7.6 lbs. Made in Canada at Arc'teryx's own advanced manufacturing facility
The Voltair 20 avalanche airbag pack is capable of multiple deployments in a single day, thanks to a rechargeable battery (sold separately) than can be removed for easy travel and recharged on the go.
While a bunch of needless bells and whistles may earn some oohs and hhs on the trade show floor, most backcountry travelers prefer intuitive use and simple functionality when using their gear out in the field. Putting simplicity at the forefront of its design, the Arc'teryx Voltair 20 Backpack marks a departure in avalanche airbag systems through a powerful fan-powered system that can be deployed multiple times in a single day and is reliable in temperatures down to 14F.Arc'teryx's Voltair airbag system utilizes a 22. 2V lithium-ion polymer battery (sold separate) that's rechargeable and capable of inflating the bag upwards of 20 times a day in temperatures as low as 14F. This multi-deployment system doesn't just provide extra peace of mind when you're traveling in the backcountry, but it gives you, the user, the opportunity to practice with the bag in the field, so you won't be caught off guard in the event of an emergency. The simple and intuitive deployment system consists of an always-exposed mechanical pull that can be quickly unlocked and deployed with just a quick twist and pull. The mechanical deployment system does away with any hiccups that may come with an electronic system, ensuring the bag deploys when it matters most. Once activated, the centrifugal blower rapidly inflates the airbag in under seven seconds, then ensures the bag maintains proper inflation by pushing additional air in the bag every five seconds after the initial deployment.The pack itself maintains a simplistic design that consists of two main compartments and a dedicated avy tool pocket to stow your climbing skins, shovel, probe, and saw. External straps along the front of the bag will carry either skis or a snowboard and single ice axe when traveling in the alpine. A key component to any avalanche airbag is the pack's leg loop, so Arc'teryx gave the Voltair a simple and comfortable one-handed, glove-friendly wiregate leg loop clip, so you won't be tempted to leave it unclipped b...
Features of the Arcteryx VoLtair 20L Backpack Voltair system employs a rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery powered fan for rapid inflation A custom engineered impeller increases pressure for superior inflation Performance in adverse conditions Voltair system Pulses additional air to keep the bag fully inflated in case of minor punctures that can occur during avalanches Mechanical locking trigger Glove-friendly single-leg safety loop Uses a wire gate waistbelt mounted carabiner for quicker transitions External indicator clearly signals system readiness This pack must be used with Voltair Charger and Voltair Battery for Airbag operation / deployment
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