As of 2016, the Mammut Light Protection is Discontinued
The Mammut Light Protection Airbag was nearly one of our OutdoorGearLab Top Picks for multi-day and hut-to-hut adventures and although it was barely edged out by the Black Diamond Saga 40 JetForce it remains a strong contender in this category. At 6 lbs for everything (airbag/canister/pack) the Light Protection Airbag is one of the lightest airbag packs on the market and far lighter than almost everything in this volume category. The only pack that is lighter is the Mammut Light Removable 3.0 at 5 lbs 10 oz, which is also modular, but only features Mammut's RAS system and not their PAS system. Despite these two packs claiming to be 30L, the Light Protection feels noticeable bigger. On top of its weight-to-volume ratio the Mammut Light Protection Airbag also features Mammut's PAS system, which we think is the second best airbag system available, just barely being edged out by the Black Diamond JetForce electric powered fan system, which offers a few but maybe not deal-breaking differences. We also love its adjustable length back frame. While it doesn't adjust much, it fits a wider range of users. The downside? Like many lightweight packs, the Mammut Light Protection Airbag has minimal features. While we feel it has all the key features of a good lightweight touring pack, it certainly doesn't have any extras. If $900 is out of the budget, check out our Best Buy winner, the Backcountry Access Float 32 ($550).