Aspect 16 Avalanche Airbag Pak
Ratings & Reviews
Suggestions for improvement
I have a few points for improvements for the avalanche bag. 1- The buckles for the the top of the rear pouch interfere with the zippers Where the safety gear (avalanche probe and shovel handle) are stored. I suggest that the probe and shovel handle storage locations be relocated. Access to this area should be unobstructed for safety reasons. 2- the charging port for the pump seems loose and of poor quality. 3- The goggle pocket does not fit goggles very well. No matter which way i put them in, they just don't fit well. 4- The layout of the bag is not as good as it MAYBE could be. This may be just a function of the air bag being where it needs to be. 5- Wire routes and attachment points for a shoulder mic don't fit well. 6- Zipper-chest protector interferes with access to chest pocket on coat. Again, this is a function of things being where they have to be. Overall I like the backpack but sometimes wish it was laid out differently.
Great avy bag!
This bag is great. The alpride system is great. I forgot to charge it and it only took about an hour to charge with 2 AA batteries installed. The chest strap has built in impact protection and it already has helped lessen the injury from a bone head move and slamming into the bars.