Mammut Pro Protection Airbag 3.0
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Arc'teryx VoltAir 30
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Black Diamond Halo 28 Jetforce pack
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Black Diamond Saga 40 Jetforce avalanche airbag pack
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BCA Float 32
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award  Best Buy Award 
Price $799.90 at Amazon$1,300 List$1,200 List$1,249.95 at Amazon$549.95 at REI
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Pros Awesome 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-panelBest 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 holsterFunctional 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 Average weight, snow safety gear pocket is a little on the small sideOne of the heavier airbag packs, expensiveExpensive, heavy, back panel access works but isn't awesomeHeaviest 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 A top-notch pack design ready for any day trip; it can pull double duty for shorter or supported overnight adventures.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.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.
Rating Categories Mammut Pro Protection 3.0 Arc'teryx Voltair 30 Halo 28 JetForce Saga 40 JetForce Backcountry Access Float 32
Airbag System (20%)
9
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10
10
7
Backcountry Utility (22%)
9
10
8
9
10
Comfort (12%)
8
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8
Downhill Performance (13%)
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Features (15%)
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Weight (18%)
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Specs Mammut Pro... Arc'teryx Voltair 30 Halo 28 JetForce Saga 40 JetForce Backcountry Access...
Volume 35L minus system 30L useable space 28L 40L 32L useable space
Weight with Cartridge 7.19 lbs 7.6 lbs 7.5 lbs 7.69 lbs 7.06 lbs
Airbag unit or packs can be purchased separately/independently Yes No No No Yes (but only 1 8L model)
Cartridge type Compressed Air Electric fan Electric fan Electric fan Compressed Air
Cost to Refill $5-20 Not Applicable Not Applicable Not Applicable $5-20
Volumne of Bag(s) 1x 150L 1x 150L 1x 200L 1x 200L 1x 150L
Frame sizes One size One size SM/ML SM/ML One size
Can you fly with it? Yes, empty domestically in the US, Full internationally. Yes, no cartridge Yes, no cartridge Yes, no cartridge Yes, empty domestically in the US, Full internationally.
Helmet carrier? Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Carry Snowboard Yes Yes No Yes With extra attachement
Carry skis A-frame or Diagonal Diagonal Diagonal/vertical carry on back Diagonal Diagonal Diagonal
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