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ABS Vario Avalanche Airbag Pack Base Unit

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The ABS Vario Avalanche Airbag Pack base unit features an integrated ABS TwinBag system to help keep you at or near the surface of the snow during an avalanche.

  • German-engineered airbag is designed to create dynamic lift and preserve your peripheral vision when inflated
  • Pneumatic pull handle activates the air cylinder (sold separately) which rapidly inflates the airbag
  • Shoulder straps, hipbelt, sternum strap and back panel are designed to offer all-day comfort; leg strap helps keep you attached to the airbag during an avalanche
  • The ABS Vario Avalanche Airbag Pack base unit attaches to various sizes of ABS Zip-On pack bodies (not included), allowing you to choose the pack volume that's right for you


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This item contains hazardous or flammable materials and is restricted to surface shipping only. Online orders for shipment to Alaska must be picked up at the Anchorage REI store (follow options for Free Shipping to REI Store when ordering); shipment to any other Alaska address is not offered. Sorry, this product cannot be shipped to Hawaii, APO, FPO or international addresses.

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ABS Vario Avalanche Airbag Pack Base Unit Specs
Best use
Backcountry skiing
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4 lbs. 9 oz.
2.1 kilograms
Up to 19 / 18+ inches
Unavailable inches
Polyurethane-coated nylon
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Frame type
Gear capacity (L)
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Fits torso
Fits waist/hips
Pack access
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ABS Vario Avalanche Airbag Pack Base Unit

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