Mammut Pro Protection Airbag 3.0
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Price $800 List$499.95 at REI$779.97 at Backcountry
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$549.95 at REI
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$579.95 at Amazon
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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-panelLightweight, least expensive airbag pack, excellent backcountry friendly features, versatile, moves fantastically with the user on the downEasy to manage, huge snow safety tools pocket, lightweight, easy to travel with, multiple deployments if you carry extra AA batteries, trigger can be worn in either shoulderInexpensive, well-designed pack, lightweightLightest airbag pack in its volume range, moves well on the down, sweet ski and snowboard carry system, bomber suspension
Cons Average weight, snow safety gear pocket is a little on the small sideOnly comes in one frame size, Over-all volume is (barely) big enough for most, but not all day trips, snow safety gear pocket on the small sideWide shoulder straps, frame lengths slightly more gear toward taller/bigger folks, diagonal ski carry is a little more challenging to drop skis into than other models, not much in the way of organizational optionsOne size that doesn't fit many shorter peopleNot many features, no dedicated snow safety gear pocket
Bottom Line A top-notch pack design ready for any day trip; it can pull double duty for shorter or supported overnight adventuresA great design and great value; it can double for occasional day tours, making it tough to beatA solid all-around pack design creates one of the most user-friendly and touring-focused packs on the marketOne of our favorite overall pack designs coupled with BCA's basic functionalityIf you don't love how much weight they add to your touring kit, this pack is probably for you
Rating Categories Mammut Pro Protection 3.0 Backcountry Access Float 22 JetForce Tour 26L Backcountry Access Float 32 Mammut Light Removable 3.0
Airbag System (20%)
9
7
10
7
9
Backcountry Utility (22%)
8
8
8
10
6
Comfort (12%)
8
8
8
8
8
Downhill Performance (13%)
6
9
9
8
9
Features (15%)
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Weight (18%)
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Specs Mammut Pro... Backcountry Access... JetForce Tour 26L Backcountry Access... Mammut Light...
Volume (liters) 35L minus system 22L useable space 26L 32L useable space 30L
Weight with Cartridge (pounds) 7.19 lbs 6.5 lbs 5.7 lbs 7.06 lbs 5.63 lbs
Airbag unit or packs can be purchased separately/independently Yes Yes (but only 1 8L model) No Yes (but only 1 8L model) Yes
Cartridge type Compressed Air Compressed Air Electric fan Compressed Air Compressed Air
Approximate cost to Refill $5-20 $5-20 Not Applicable $5-20 $5-20
Volume of Bag(s) 1x 150L 1x 150L 150L 1x 150L 150L
Frame sizes One size One size SM/ML One size One size
Can you fly with it? Yes, empty domestically in the US, Full internationally. Yes, empty domestically in the US, Full internationally. Yes, no cartridge Yes, empty domestically in the US, Full internationally. Yes, domestically in the US when cartridge is empty; internationally when full
Helmet carrier? Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Carry Snowboard Yes With extra attachement No With extra attachement Yes
Carry skis A-frame or Diagonal Diagonal Diagonal Diagonal Diagonal Diagonal
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