Protection Airbag System
Protection Airbag System
The Mammut® Protection Airbag System is the newly developed version of the well-known Snowpulse® Lifebag System. The special shape of the airbag and its clever integration in different backpacks are unique features. The shape of the airbag protects the wearer’s head, neck and chest area from mechanical injuries and in the event of an avalanche ensures an optimal position by keeping the wearer’s head and upper body on the surface. The Protection Airbag can therefore not only help to prevent complete burial, it also offers additional protection from mechanical injuries. In addition to the safety features, we have succeeded in designing a completely „removable“ airbag system. This allows the user to swap one system between several backpacks, allowing him or her to always select the most suitable backpack for the relevant application.
Functioning of the Airbag System
Mammut avalanche airbag backpacks are designed so that they can be used normally for years, without being deployed once. If there is an actual emergency, they can be deployed with maximum reliability: using a powerful force, the system inflates the buoyancy device within three seconds, even if there is resistance. A 100% proven, mechanical system with a cartridge that is ready to use for years to come provides the reliability that safety-conscious freeriders and ski tourers need.
According to the most recent findings, around a third of all avalanche victims die due to trauma injuries. With the "Protection Airbag System", the Mammut Protection series backpacks provide additional protection against trauma injuries. The special shape of the buoyancy device, which sits around the wearer's head, neck and chest, effectively protects these vital body parts in the event of a collision during an avalanche. This increases your chances of survival in two respects: you have the best possible protection against both being buried and trauma injuries.
When you buy a Mammut avalanche airbag backpack, you don't just get a product, you get an extremely flexible system. The many different backpacks within a model-series are designed to allow the airbag system to be easily removed or quickly transferred between different models. This means you can add versatility and value by using one airbag system with different packs. You also have a fully operational backpack to use from spring to fall, which saves you money.
Until recently, ski tourers often cited weight as an argument for not carrying an airbag backpack. The Mammut airbag system, however, weighs just 1,200 grams including the carbon cartridge. This means that the 30-liter Mammut "Light Removable Airbag" backpack weighs just about 2,240 grams. It is therefore one of the lightest airbag backpacks on the entire market and is only slightly heavier than many normal ski-touring backpacks.
The Mammut airbag system is designed so that operation is faultless and extremely user-friendly. Screw in the cartridge at home, quickly check the airbag system and fold out the deployment handle before you start – ready for powder! All Mammut airbag cartridges have also been approved for air transport by the International Air Transport Association (IATA)*. Cartridges can also be hired from official Mammut Airbag Cartridge Rental Stations for a small fee. *See special regulations for US/CA on www.mammut.ch/airbags-travel.
Ready for use in any conditions
Mammut airbags are based on a simple mechanical system. The pressure cartridge, the energy store of the system, is completely ready for use in any weather and at any temperature.