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Awards Editors' Choice Award Top Pick Award  Best Buy Award Top Pick Award 
Price $779.97 at Backcountry
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Pros Easy 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 shoulderLightweight, least expensive airbag pack, excellent backcountry friendly features, versatile, moves fantastically with the user on the downBest 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 withInexpensive, well-designed pack, lightweightLightest airbag pack in its volume range, moves well on the down, sweet ski and snowboard carry system, bomber suspension
Cons Wide 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 optionsOnly 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 sideOne of the heavier airbag packs, expensiveOne size that doesn't fit many shorter peopleNot many features, no dedicated snow safety gear pocket
Bottom Line A solid all-around pack design creates one of the most user-friendly and touring-focused packs on the marketA great design and great value; it can double for occasional day tours, making it tough to beatOne of our favorite packs in the fleet, it excels no matter the taskOne 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 JetForce Tour 26L Backcountry Access Float 22 Arc'teryx Voltair 30 Backcountry Access Float 32 Mammut Light Removable 3.0
Airbag System (20%)
10
7
9
7
9
Backcountry Utility (22%)
8
8
10
10
6
Comfort (12%)
8
8
9
8
8
Downhill Performance (13%)
9
9
9
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9
Features (15%)
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Weight (18%)
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Specs JetForce Tour 26L Backcountry Access... Arc'teryx Voltair 30 Backcountry Access... Mammut Light...
Volume (liters) 26L 22L useable space 30L useable space 32L useable space 30L
Weight with Cartridge (pounds) 5.7 lbs 6.5 lbs 7.6 lbs 7.06 lbs 5.63 lbs
Airbag unit or packs can be purchased separately/independently No Yes (but only 1 8L model) No Yes (but only 1 8L model) Yes
Cartridge type Electric fan Compressed Air Electric fan Compressed Air Compressed Air
Approximate cost to Refill Not Applicable $5-20 Not Applicable $5-20 $5-20
Volume of Bag(s) 150L 1x 150L 1x 150L 1x 150L 150L
Frame sizes SM/ML One size One size One size One size
Can you fly with it? Yes, no cartridge 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 No Yes No
Carry Snowboard No With extra attachement Yes With extra attachement Yes
Carry skis A-frame or Diagonal Diagonal Diagonal Diagonal/vertical carry on back Diagonal Diagonal
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