The Ortovox ASCENT 22 AVABAG is Ortovox’s lightest avalanche airbag backpack. Including the Avabag system (ORTOVOX’s airbag system) and carbon cartridge, it weighs just 1,780 grams – thats only 830g for the back pack, 640g for the AVA unit and 310g for the cylinder, the volume of the airbag section is only 1.8 liters and that leaves a usable space of 22 litres, the AVABAG avalanche airbag system is both the lightest and smallest airbag system in the world.
Another special feature of the AVABAG system is the activation training: you can practice activating it again and again without the cartridge attached, so that you can be well prepared for an emergency situation. This is very much like the Mammut system, with a reactivation key.
One reason for the low weight of the Ortovox ASCENT 22 AVABAG is the use of extremely light but abrasion-resistant materials such as 100D Robic Ripstop nylon. But this airbag backpack is not only light – it also provides a high level of wear comfort. The foamed 3D back system distributes the weight evenly between the hip fins and the lightly padded shoulder straps. Features such as a circular frontal zipper that provides quick access to your equipment, as well as a diagonal ski attachment, an ice axe holder and a rope fastening, make the backpack what it is: a technical, ultra-lightweight avalanche backpack for challenging ski tours.
Avabag airbag systems use a carbon cylinder, these are now the same price as the older ABS steel cylinders, so it’s a win, win situation, please note we do not advise using Ortovox carbon cylinders in other airbag makes.
The advantages of the AVABAG system:
- the lightest and smallest airbag system in the world
- activation training without cartridge
- handle design optimized for activation: the handle can be gripped with any type of glove, and is suitable for both left and right-handed users
- removable and compatible with all ORTOVOX AVABAG backpacks
- no electronics to go wrong, or heavy battery to recharge
REMOVABLE HELMET NET
Illustration of alpine emergency signals
Ice axe and hiking pole fastening
Snowboard and snowshoe attachment
Hydration system compatible
Water-resistant thanks to PU-coated material.
Light colours inside make it easier to find your equipment.
A fast and safe diagonal ski fastener that offers plenty of wear comfort.