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Ortovox Ascent 40 Avabag Kit - Unisex


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With enough capacity for long touring days or light overnights, this airbag pack is still reasonably light. It's rigged with ski touring features so you can carry a helmet and skis, board or snowshoes, with a front compartment for your avi gear. A 3D shaped back panel and contoured hip fins offer comfort for touring and keep weight balanced and centred when it's time to make some turns. Plus, airbag system can be activated again and again without the cartridge attached, allowing you to practice activation before an emergency.

  • Water resistant zippers keep snow out
  • Padded and shaped foam shoulder straps, hip fins and backpanel distribute the load
  • Safety locking hipbelt and accessory leg loop keep the pack in place during an avalanche
  • Large main compartment is accessed via C-shaped perimeter zipper
  • Dedicated front compartment holds your avalanche gear
  • Small top pocket has a zip and key clip
  • Lots of external carrying capacity: dual ice axe loops, helmet holder, diagonal ski carry straps and webbing to hold a snowboard or snowshoes
  • AVABAG airbag system has a lightweight and compact design that removes and installs quickly
  • Airbag has welded seams, resistant to leaks and light compared to traditional sewn, seam-sealed designs
  • Release handle is height adjustable and ergonomically shaped so it's grab-able with gloves, and with either hand
  • Includes airbag and pack only. Refillable air cartridge available separately. Empty cartridges can be filled at approved centres such as dive shops or paintball stores

Tech specs

Weight2.29kg (Safety Blue 40L)
Ideal for
  • Backcountry skiing
  • Snowboarding
Main fabric
  • 420-denier nylon
Secondary fabric
  • 100-denier ripstop nylon
  • Padded
  • Clamshell zip
  • Front
Ventilated back panelNo
  • Skis - diagonal
  • Snowboard - vertical
  • Snowshoes
Additional feature(s)
  • Airbag included
  • Compression straps
  • Helmet attachment
  • Hydration compatible (reservoir sold separately)
  • Ice axe/pole attachment
Deployment SystemCompressed air
Canister IncludedNo
Made inVietnam


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