SCOTT Patrol E1 30 Airbag Pack
Say goodbye to constantly refilling airbag canisters and the hassles of traveling with them and say "Hello" to the SCOTT Patrol E1 30 Avy Pack! The E1 Alpride Airbag System is the lightest electronic airbag yet and is simple to use, simple to charge, easy to travel with, and extremely reliable. It’s powered by 4 supercapacitors that don’t use a chemical reaction to store energy so they are not sensitive to lower temperatures. This means you can count on consistent deployment even at temperatures as low as -22 degrees Fahrenheit. The system can be charged with two AA batteries and last up to 3 months without being recharged. It can also be charged via a USB charging port--which is especially useful for practicing deploying your airbag as many times as your heart desires. The E1 Alpride system is safe and approved to fly with, so no need to worry about filling up your canister when you land. To inspire confidence before every outing, the deployment system has an automatic test function with LED indicators that performs a self-test of all its components and systems every time it is turned on. This TUV-certified pack has a diagonal carry as well as an A-frame and snowboard carry option. The pack has two separate sleeves in the main pocket for your shovel handle and probe, ensuring quick and efficient access in case of an emergency. The SCOTT E1 30L pack is the perfect companion for long days of getting after it in technical avalanche terrain.
- TÜV Certified SCOTT Alpride E1 Airbag system is incredibly lightweight to keep you moving quickly in technical terrain.
- Diagonal ski carry system and side compression straps give you A-frame and snowboard carry options.
- Stowable ice axe and pole loops give a clean look to a sharp looking pack.
- Easy access top goggle pocket with fleece lining protects your lenses.
- Separate sleeves for safety equipment inside the main compartment keep you organized.
- Helmet can be carried on the back of the pack in two places for the ascent.
- Sternum strap with emergency whistle is an added safety feature.
- Internal map pocket with key chain keeps your personal effects secure.
- Daisy chain loops down the back of the pack allow you to travel like a gypsy.
*The SCOTT Patrol E1 30 Pack comes in two sizes to accommodate different torso lengths: NL = Normal Length, SL = Short Length.
|Size||Women's Height||Men's Height|
|5'5" - 5'11"||5'7" - 6'3"|
|5'0" - 5'6"||5'4" - 5'8"|
||2685g [with airbag]
1393g [backpack only]
|Ski Carry||Diagonal or A-frame|
||Shell: 420D Polyamide
|Skimo Co Says|
|Usage||Longer technical ski missions in avalanche terrain|
|Notes||TÜV safety certified fully electronic airbag system|
|Bottom Line||30L pack with rechargeable battery powered electronic airbag system|
|Compare to other Airbag Packs|
Questions & Reviews
The axe holder is janky to say the least. The adze end has no secure connection and falls out at will. A Velcro connection for both side of the axe is very dumb. The helmet ‘’holder” if you could even call it that is another after thought that “secures” to the Molly webbing.
The buckles when holding skis in the a frame also tend to loosen rapidly.
It does ride very well on my back and I ski without barely noticing it. Also the actual inflation part of the pack is awesome. Never had to actually use it in the real world.
If you are only carrying a single axe you can use the bottom loop for the diagonal ski carry. If you want to carry 2 axes or simultaneously use the diagonal ski carry then you just need to tie loops of cord onto the bottom link of the daisy chain. Those combined with the velcro shaft straps work great to carry 2 axes securely.
I was able to get hands on the 30 SL, 30 NL, and 40 NL versions of this pack. I'm 5'10" with a shorter torso that in practice is 19". The SL worked for me but my torso is the longest that would be able to get any use from the load lifters, they end up just above the tops of my shoulders. The NL also worked for me and if I was planning to carry any amount of weight I'd prefer it as the load lifters end up about 2" above the tops of my shoulders, where they can better do their job.
Back panel heights I measured are as follows: 30 SL: 55cm, 30 NL: 60cm, 40 NL: 65cm. The shoulder straps attach 5cm below the load lifters on all the packs. Both 30l packs have the load lifters attached at the top of their back panel. The 40l pack has the load lifters attached 5cm below the top of the back panel.
Scott doesn't publish specs on the 30 SL and when I got in touch with their support they didn't have any data either. Note that the SL doesn't just have a shorter torso length, it is a smaller pack. It was too heavy for my gram scale but I measured it as 2.49kg on a less accurate scale. I don't have a good way to measure volume but based on packing my normal kit into both I'd guess the SL is about 2-3l smaller in volume than the NL. My other pack is a Dynafit Speed 28 (https://skimo.co/dynafit-speed-28-pack) and the 30 SL seems to hold about the same amount of gear.
The 40l has a wider, padded hip belt but the 30l packs just have simple narrow straps for the hip belt. However the back panel on all of the pack is fairly robust and once curved to my back the simple hip belt strap is surprisingly able to lock the pack into place.
I also looked at the other Alpride E1 packs available in the US, the Black Diamond Jetforce Tour and the Osprey Soelden Pro. The Osprey pack seems like a decent design but it is heavy and overly complex (in other words it's an Osprey pack). The BD pack seemed simple and light on paper but has a few design quirks. The bottom ski carry loop is very difficult to use with wider skis. The pack opens like a suitcase with a C shaped zipper that goes along the top, one side, and bottom so if the zipper blows out you are totally hosed. I saw a couple of these packs in person and inexplicably some didn't have compression straps while others did but the straps close with hooks that easily come open. External attachment options are very limited (helmet, single ice axe). The back panel is more flimsy and wider than the Scott pack and didn't let me get the same glove like fit.
I ended up deciding to go with the 30 SL because it was the best volume for me. For such a small pack I'm not too worried about carrying some of the weight on my shoulders. The only downside I've seen so far is when deploying the airbag the shorter pack means that the airbag pushes into the back of my head a little, seems minor.
Yes there will be an SL version of this pack arriving at some point this fall however only available in the blue option. We are waiting for confirmation from Scott and when we have it you will be able to pre-order the pack.
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