The Mammut Ride Removable Airbag 3.0 pack scored well in our tests and is several hundred dollars less than many airbag packs on the market. It is still more than our Best Buy, the Backcountry Access Float 32, which retails for $550. This contender is available in some of the shortest torso lengths, and features narrower shoulder straps, making it great for smaller users. For many folks, this could more than makeup for the price difference between it and the Backcountry Access Float 32. This pack has tons of great features, such as a goggle pocket, internal zipped key pocket, and stowable helmet attachment, and it is made with super durable materials and reinforcements. The Ride is also the best airbag pack for carrying a snowboard. We do wish the safety gear pocket was a little bigger, as folks with big shovels or long probes might struggle with this pocket.
This airbag pack has been updated for 2017. Keep reading to find out what's new!