We have been loath to carry airbag packs since they’ve been so heavy. Enter the Mammut Ultralight with the Removable Airbag 3.0 system. Without the canister the pack is nearly race-weight, and it comes in under 2kg when all topped up. That means you may not have to sacrifice much speed for the additional avalanche safety. The compressed air system is the 3rd iteration from Mammut, a proven design that has been credited with saving lives in the field. It uses aluminum cartridges that are refillable in a ski or SCUBA shop. If you’re susceptible to temptation on powder days, yet like to keep things light, check out the Mammut Ultralight Airbag pack.
||500g [no Airbag]
1900g [Airbag 3.0]
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Light, fast, and safer touring|
|Notes||Removable back padding doubles as a seat.|
|Bottom Line||Ultralight floatation|