2018-19 Ortovox Ascent 30 Avabag Ski Backpack
Ortovox Avabags set the highest standards when it comes to avalanche protection. Given that one in eight airbag users failed to activate their system during an avalanche Ortovox have produced an ergonomic, 360° grip which enables the easiest of release with all types of gloves and for both left and right handers. Thanks to the Pre-tension tool releases can be practised as often as required to achieve the correct reaction in all situations. The bag is extremely light weight but highly durable and scuff resistant and features all the usual excellent Ortovox technical refinements. The 30 is a regular back version and is suitable for back lengths of 42 – 50 cm. To determine your back length use a measuring tape to measure yourself from the top of the hip bone up to the protruding 7th cervical.
Features and Specs.
- Release grip height adjustable
- Access to main compartment: front
- Separate safety compartment
- Safety equipment attachment
- Safety locking clasp (hip belt)
- Safety leg strap
- Circumferential zipper
- Snowboard and snowshoe holder
- Ice axe and hiking pole loops x 2
- Rope attachment
- Gear loops
- Chest strap with signal whistle
- Helmet net
- Compression strap
- Bright inside
- Hydration system compatible
- Water resistant zippers
- Emergency card
- Key holder
- Usable Volume 30 litres
- Compartments 4
- Weight 2.17 kg (inc airbag system and cartridge)
- Colour: Orange
The bag price includes the AVA system but NOT the gas canister, this must be purchased separately.
Ski touring and mountaineering is an extremely dangerous sport and should only be undertaken by experienced individuals who are familiar with terrain, snow conditions, weather patterns etc… If you have no experience of such environments we strongly recommend you either employ an experienced guide or go on one of the excellent courses available at outdoor centres such as Glenmore Lodge (http://www.glenmorelodge.org.uk) or similar.