The Mammut Ride Short Removable Airbag 3.0 is a shorter framed airbag pack that is designed to fit women, kids, and shorter framed men. Although we didn't include some of the other women's specific airbag packs in this review, we did check them out. However, because of the fit and the overall backcountry utility, the Ride Short Removable Airbag was our top pick. The Ride Short Removable Airbag 28 liter has a near identical layout as the popular Mammut Ride Removable Airbag 3.0 pack; that version features a longer frame, wider shoulder straps, and is 2 liters bigger.
The Ride Short Removable Airbag back panel is comfortable, using conforming and supportive foam with a cozy fabric. The shoulder straps are also nicely articulated. We didn't like the RAS airbag system quite as much as Mammut's PAS system or the ABS system, but it's still a solid and dependable modular system that most people will be more than happy with.
Mammut has updated this bag to the Ride Short Removable 3.0! Read on for more details about the updates.