For off-trail skiers there’s nothing more terrifying then hearing a low rumble and suddenly finding yourself in the middle of an avalanche. Once it’s gotten to that point there is usually very little you can do to improve your chances, that is unless you’re wearing a Snowpulse Airbag System. With the pull of a cord the ProRider 15 Avalanche Pack deploys a 150 liter airbag to protect your head, neck, and upper chest from immediate trauma. As you’re covered in snow the airbag stays inflates and pulls you towards the surface through a process known as granular convection. Like a life vest, the Snowpulse Airbag System is designed to keep you on your back so even if you are knocked unconscious you will remain face up. Once on the surface, the bright red airbag serves as a visual distress signal to help rescuers locate you. It’s an expensive piece of equipment, and one that you’ll hopefully never have to use, but on that rare occasion you do, you’ll be forever thankful you had it.
The ProRider 15 is now available in the GEAR section of our website.