ISPO Product of the Year

The jury of the ISPO AWARDS voted the AVABAG to the most innovative product in the segment SKI 2016/17! Our most progressive AVALANCHE BACKPACK EVER.

640 g

AVABAG. There's never been a lighter avalanche airbag system.

AVABAG is the lightest airbag system in the world! Thanks to innovative airbag processing technology, whereby the material is processed for the first time ever without sewing or additional sealing, and thanks to the drastically reduced venturi unit, we have managed to achieve a sensational system weight of 640 g. In this sense, simplicity means a reduction in components. lower weight and the highest level of reliability.

  • 1,8 l

    AVABAG. No avalanche airbag system takes up less room.

  • Tiny.

    The smallest motor compartment in the world. The activation unit sits inside the venturi, creating a completely closed, robust system that functions without electricity. Dirt, ice and corrosion can all be excluded. 

  • Effective.

    The innovative welding technology used to make the airbag ensures the smallest pack size at the same time as im proving its resistance to tearing and leaks.

  • Removable.

    The AVABAG unit is quick and easy to upgrade and is compatible with all ORTOVOX AVABAG backpacks. 

  • 360°

    AVABAG. Fully release-optimized thanks to ergonomic grip.


    Two length positions guarantee individual adjustability. What’s more, the front-facing grip improves ease of access, even in the case of awkward falls.


    Ergonomic form in 360° design with a non-slip surface enables easiest release with all types of gloves and release grips for both left and right-handed users.


    On the lift the grip can be stored quickly and safely in the zipped compartment, without compromising wear comfort.

Burial Despite Airbag

Together with his team of experts, the Canadian avalanche researcher Pascal Haegeli analyzed 106 avalanche accidents that occurred with airbag users. The result was frightening - one in eight avalanche backpack users (12%) did not manage to activate the system during an avalanche. Regular training and our release-optimized grip can help to reduce this number in the future.

Releases can be practiced as often as required without an installed cartridge to ensure that the wearer is able to react appropriately in a real situation. The AVABAG system can then be re-activated by using the pre-tension tool.