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FAQs Avalanche Airbags

AVABAG SYSTEM

The AVABAG system allows you to carry out as many test activations without a cartridge as you like (pull the grip, the click represents activation)

You can also do so with a cartridge, although you would have to refill the cartridge (at a cost of 25 euros).

Avoid direct sun exposure, for example in the car (temperature range -30°C to 50°C).

You can use the AVABAG system in all models in the AVABAG product range (those that have the word AVABAG in the product name). The system cannot be used in the ORTOVOX ABS or normal backpack models.

Click HERE to go to the AVABAG models.

Generally, yes. However, it always depends upon the airline’s conditions of travel.

Your can find all information on taking your AVABAG on an airplane via the following LINK.

No! 

The AVABAG unit can only be used with backpacks that have the word AVABAG in the product name. 

No, unfortunately that’s not possible. The AVABAG unit can only be used with backpacks that have the word AVABAG in the product name.

You can find a list of all AVABAG REFILL CENTERS in North America here

No, that’s unfortunately not possible, because the skis could get in the way or prevent the AVABAG from releasing. The skis must be fastened diagonally on the back using the classic D-Skifix method.

 We’ve made a few AVABAG videos for you. Just visit our AVABAG SERVICE VIDEO site and learn more about our AVABAG.

No, the AVABAG system may only be used with an original AVABAG cartridge.

ABS System

Generally, yes. However, it always depends upon the airline’s conditions of travel.

Your can find all information on taking your ABS on an airplane via the following LINK.

No! 

The MASS unit can only be used with backpacks that have the word ABS in the product name.

Because of the change to the AVABAG system, no more MASS units or ORTOVOX ABS backpacks will be produced. A few backpacks may still be available from specialist dealers. We are unable to provide any information about which dealers these might be.

Under no circumstances should the system be used. The MASS unit must be sent to ABS for inspection. The grip can also no longer be used and must be replaced.

In this case please contact your SPECIALIST DEALER.

The ABS system is compatible with all ORTOVOX backpacks that have the word ABS in the product name.

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