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Arc'teryx VoltAir 30
Arc'teryx Voltair 30
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Black Diamond Halo 28 Jetforce pack
Black Diamond Halo 28 JetForce
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Mammut Pro Protection Airbag 3.0
Mammut Pro Protection 3.0
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Black Diamond Saga 40 Jetforce avalanche airbag pack
Black Diamond Saga 40 JetForce
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BCA Float 32
Backcountry Access Float 32
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award  Top Pick Award      Best Buy Award 
Price $1,104.99 at MooseJaw
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$921.95 at Amazon
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$545.96 at Backcountry$862.98 at Amazon
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$439.93 at REI
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Pros Best airbag system currently out there, one of the best fitting airback packs, killer pack design, functional, extremely water resistant, lots of small and rad features, easy to travel withEasy to travel with, multiple deployments possible, easy to use and functional ski carry system, cool stealthy helmet holsterAwesome airbag system for its potential for trauma reduction and being modular, tons of extra well-designed and useful features, lots of volume, comfortable shoulder straps and back-panelFunctional top loading design allows you to maximize space, carries a load among the best in our review, great backcountry friendly features, hassle free travel and optional multiple deploymentsInexpensive, well-designed pack, lightweight
Cons One of the heavier airbag packs, expensiveExpensive, heavy, back panel access works but isn't awesomeAverage weight, snow safety gear pocket is a little on the small sideHeaviest airbag pack in our review, snow safety gear pocket isn't very big, one of the most expensive airbag packsOne size that doesn't fit many shorter people
Bottom Line If we could only own one airbag pack for everything from day tours to hut-to-hut skiing, this would be it.One of the best airbag systems that sports a solid design that is good for most day trips - as long as you don't need extra gear for colder temps or technical descents.A top-notch pack design ready for any day trip; it can pull double duty for shorter or supported overnight adventures.Easily our favorite airbag pack for multi-day trips or anytime we need to stuff a lot in our pack.One of our favorite overall pack designs coupled with BCA's basic but extremely functional and reliable airbag pack; all at a respectable weight and a good price.
Ratings by Category Arc'teryx Voltair 30 Black Diamond Halo 28 JetForce Mammut Pro Protection 3.0 Black Diamond Saga 40 JetForce Backcountry Access Float 32
Airbag System - 20%
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Backcountry Utility - 22%
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Comfort - 12%
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Downhill Performance - 13%
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Features - 15%
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Weight - 18%
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Specs Arc'teryx Voltair 30 Black Diamond Halo 28 JetForce Mammut Pro Protection 3.0 Black Diamond Saga 40 JetForce Backcountry Access Float 32
Volume 30L useable space 28L 35L minus system 40L 32L useable space
Cost + Extra? $1300+$380 for Battary and charger $1450 for everything 950+$200 for the cartridge $1450 for everything 550+175 for cartirdige
Weight with Cartridge 7.6lbs 7.5 lbs. 7.19 lbs. 7.69 lbs. 7.06 lbs.
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