Black Diamond Pilot 11 JetForce Avalanche Airbag Pack

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The Pilot 11 Jetforce is an avalanche airbag pack that is every heli-skiier or backcountry skiiers best friend. It will add an extra level of safety for your back country excursions.

- Gear.com

Deep days and epic terrain come with their fair share of avalanche hazards, and the Black Diamond Pilot 11 JetForce Pack stores your essential gear and provides a truly innovative addition to your avalanche tool kit. Our go-to minimalist backcountry pack featuring JetForce Technology, the Pilot is ideal for heli laps, cat trips and out-the-gate resort skiing. JetForce Technology, the result of a multi-year collaboration between Black Diamond and PIEPS, is the first avalanche airbag system to use jet-fan inflation. JetForce's repackable airbag and fully rechargeable electronics system provide zero-cost user practice and travel-friendly performance. The Pilot also features a dedicated avy tools pocket, tuck-away diagonal ski carry and a HiLo helmet holder. Now with updated firmware, the Pilot has you covered when all you need to carry are the essentials.

- Black Diamond Equipment

When most of us aren't satisfied with something like an avalanche airbag pack, we whine and moan and keep using things we're only moderately stoked on. When Black Diamond's unhappy with what's on the market, it skips the whining, puts some heads together, and does something about it. That, in a nutshell, is the origin story of the Pilot 11 JetForce Avalanche Airbag Backpack, which came about because Black Diamond wasn't sold on the canister-powered, one-time use airbags that dominate the market. Contrary to the standard model, the JetForce operates on a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, giving you at least four deployments per charge, which affords you the opportunity to practice, as well as the chance to deploy your airbag more than once during a day or trip (Imagine being caught in a slide and wondering whether you should pull the trigger now or save it for later. Yeah.) Once you fire it up, the Pilot's rugged 200L Cordura airbag inflates in four seconds to keep you on the surface, and deflates after three minutes to create a potential air pocket in case you're still buried. At the end of the day, an airbag is only as good as the backpack that carries it, so Black Diamond made sure the Pilot 11 was a killer pack even without taking the airbag into account. At 11L, it's the smallest in the JetForce lineup, perfect for cat and heli skiing, short laps, and resort-accessed backcountry. The easily accessed front panel opens wide to hold water, snacks, and a puffy, while the special avy tool pocket holds your shovel, probe, and other gear easily and comfortably. Black Diamond's ReActive suspension and SwingArm shoulder straps provide a fully adjustable and ergonomic fit, while the padded hip belt includes a stash pocket and the body sports a retractable diagonal ski carry, HiLo helmet holder, and attachment points for a single ice axe, so you'll be ready to go even if you never have to deploy the airbag,

- Backcountry.com

Designed for heli trips, cat skiing and out-the-gate resort skiing, the Black Diamond Pilot is their minimalist backcountry ski pack featuring JetForce Technology. A revolution in airbag technology, JetForce provides a travel-friendly added margin of safe

- Mountain Gear

Black Diamond Avalanche Safety Pilot 11 Jetforce Avalanche Airbag Pack-Curry-M/L BD681301CRRYM_L1. A go-to minimalist backcountry pack featuring JetForce Technology the Pilot is ideal for heli laps cat trips and out-the-gate resort skiing. JetForce Technology the result of a multi-year collaboration between Black Diamond and PIEPS is the first avalanche airbag system to use jet-fan inflation. JetForce's repackable airbag and fully rechargeable electronics system provide zero-cost user practice and travel-friendly performance. The Pilot also features a dedicated avy tools pocket tuck-away diagonal ski carry and a HiLo helmet holder.

- CampSaver.com

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