KLIM Releases Two New Avalanche Airbag Backpacks

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KLIM has developed two avalanche airbag backpacks specifically for snow powersports, the Atlas 26-liter backpack and the smaller Aspect 16-liter pack. Both KLIM backpacks are integrated with industry-leading Alpride E1 electronic multi-use systems—the lightest electronic airbag systems on the market. 

Avalanche airbags are a proven technology to help prevent burial in an avalanche. They are the only avalanche safety system that does not rely on the skills and equipment of fellow riders in an avalanche situation. Avalanche airbags work by increasing the volume of you and your gear to help you float higher in the particulate flow, improving how quickly rescuers can locate/extract you. 

Deeply involved with professional riders, KLIM is constantly looking for better solutions. It is always searching for innovative materials and industry-leading technology by asking the question: is there an ingredient or process that can further improve the riding experience? 

KLIM has engineered the pair of airbag backpacks to serve the unique needs of backcountry snowmobiling and snowbiking, instead of adapting them from a different sport. Both backpacks feature robust materials throughout, avalanche equipment storage, tool storage packs and 360-degree waist webbing with a metal buckle to keep the backpack attached to your body in an avalanche.

For the integrated airbag technology, KLIM chose to partner with Alpride for its industry-leading E1 electronic airbag system. Offering a wide range of benefits, the airbag is inflated with a multi-use supercapacitor system that is not affected by cold temperatures, making it safer than relying on batteries. A USB charger will charge the supercapacitor at home, and a pair of AA batteries will recharge the supercapacitor in the field after an inflation, unlike a canister that needs to be replaced each time. Eliminating canisters and li-ion batteries also avoids travel restrictions. The reusable nature of the airbag system allows for easy, low-cost practice to prepare for avalanche scenarios. 

The Atlas 26 avalanche backpack features a similar layout to the popular KLIM Krew Pak backpack, with large capacity storage and organization pockets, shoulder straps and a waist belt with pockets. The shoulder straps allow for ambidextrous deployment handle and radio mounting. Just like the Krew Pak, the Atlas 26 has KLIM’s Rapid Probe Deployment (RPD) system mounted on the side.

Using the same Alpride E1 airbag system, the Aspect 16 offers the same 150-liter airbag volume with a smaller, lighter backpack size for those who don’t carry as much gear. The padded breathable chest harness system still allows for ambidextrous radio and deployment handle mounting. 

The KLIM Atlas 26 Avalanche Airbag backpack is available now, and the Aspect 16 Avalanche Airbag backpack will be available starting in August 2019.

At the end of the day, everything KLIM does is to enhance the riding experience. Taking its avalanche airbags to the next level is a way for KLIM to give riders better peace of mind and improved usability in extreme conditions.

Atlas 26 Avalanche Airbag Backpack Full Specs

Airbag Specs:

  • Alpride E1 Airbag System
  • 1280 Gram Alpride System Weight
  • 150l Airbag Volume
  • Ambidextrous Air Bag Deployment
  • Mechanical Trigger and Deflation Release
  • Supercapacitor Powers Radial Compressor
  • Supercapacitor Not Affected by Cold Temps
  • Bag Can Be Deployed While Laying On Back
  • Micro USB Port Recharges Supercapacitor in 20 Minutes
  • 2x AA Batteries Recharge Supercapacitor in 40 Minutes
  • Superconductor Tested to Automotive Standards
  • Lightest Electrical Airbag System on the Market
  • No Cannister/Li-Ion Battery Means No Flight Restrictions
  • Auto-Test and LED Indicators

Pack Specs:

  • 26 Liter Backpack Volume
  • RPD – Industry-First Rapid Probe Deployment (Probe available separately)
  • S.O.S. Label with Emergency Instructions
  • 360-degree Waist Webbing with Metal Buckle
  • Color Coded Zippers for Avy Gear Compartment
  • Internal Avalanche Shovel Storage with Drain (Shovel available separately)
  • Radio Pocket with Internal Mic Routing
  • Moisture Resistant Tool Pack Included
  • Molded Goggle Pocket with Removable Chamois
  • Fixed Padded Hip Belt with 2 Pockets
  • Padded Shoulder Straps
  • Stashable Leg Strap Harness
  • Side Compression Straps
  • Contoured Internal Frame Retains Shape
  • Clamshell Opening For Easy Access
  • 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material
  • Emergency Whistle
  • Internal Key Attachment Clip
  • YKK Heavy-Duty Zippers
  • 7x12x21.5 inches

Top Benefits

Top Air Bag Benefits:

  • Bag Can Stay Inflated for Second Avalanche
  • No Flight Restrictions
  • Easy/Zero Cost to Practice
  • Reduced Fatigue with Lightest Airbag System Available

Top Backpack Benefits:

  • Leg Harness Strap Ensures Security In Avalanche
  • Rapid Probe Deployment Saves Time
  • Snowmobile-Specific Features and Construction

Colors

Black

Available Now at Klim.Com

MSRP $1,199.99

Aspect 16 Avalanche Airbag Backpack Full Specs

Airbag Specs:

  • Alpride E1 Airbag System
  • 1280 Gram Alpride System Weight
  • 150l Airbag Volume
  • Ambidextrous Airbag Deployment
  • Mechanical Trigger and Deflation Release
  • Supercapacitor Powers Radial Compressor
  • Supercapacitor not Affected by Cold Temps
  • Bag Can Be Deployed While Laying On Back
  • Micro USB Port Recharges Supercapacitor in 20 Minutes
  • 2x AA Batteries Recharge Supercapacitor in 40 Minutes
  • Superconductor Tested to Automotive Standards
  • Lightest Electrical Airbag System on the Market
  • No Cannister/Li-Ion Battery Means no Flight Restrictions
  • Auto-Test and LED Indicators

Full Backpack Specs:

  • 16 Liter Backpack Volume
  • S.O.S. Label with Emergency Instructions
  • 360-degree Waist Webbing with Metal Buckle
  • Adjustable Waist and Leg Strap w/Stashable Leg Strap
  • Nac Pak Inspired Chest Harness w/Breathable Pads
  • Color Coded Zippers for Avy Gear Compartment
  • External Shovel Blade Storage (Shovel available separately)
  • Internal Shovel Handle Storage and Probe Storage With Drain
  • Radio Pocket with Mic Routing
  • Loops on Front Harness For Radio Mic and Pull Handle
  • Includes Moisture Resistant Tool Pack w/External Attachment
  • Molded Goggle Pocket with Removable Chamois
  • Organization Pocket with Smaller Compartments
  • Compression Straps
  • Full Zipper Opening For Easy Access
  • Molded Back Panel Retains Shape
  • 3M Scotchlite Reflective Material
  • Emergency Whistle
  • Internal Key Attachment Clip
  • YKK Heavy Duty Zippers
  • 8.5x10x19 inches

Top Benefits

Top Air Bag Benefits:

  • Bag Can Stay Inflated For Second Avalanche
  • No Flight Restrictions
  • Easy/Zero Cost to Practice
  • Reduced Fatigue with Lightest Electrical Airbag System Available

Top Backpack Benefits:

  • Leg Harness Strap Ensures Security in Avalanche
  • Chest Protection
  • Snowmobile-Specific Features and Construction

Colors

Black, Blue

Available Starting Aug. 1 at Klim.Com

MSRP $999.99

 

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