The Snowpulse Prorider 15L pack is perfect for day skiing, touring and carrying all your safety equipment. The Prorider comes with pockets for shovel and probe and enough carrying capacity for a set of skins and a harness as well as all the other necessary bits for touring. On the outside are ski and board carrying systems. However the main feature of the Prorider is the airbag system. The Prorider airbag is located inside the shoulder straps and a compressed nitrogen cylinder is located in the backpack. In the event of an avalanche, pulling the handle initiates the inflation of the airbag. The inflation mechanism combines the compressed nitrogen with the surrounding air (in a Venturi effect) and inflates the airbag in 3 seconds. Similar to a life vest in water, the 150 litre Snowpulse airbag is designed to keep you on your back with your head out of the snow to help avoid asphyxiation. Between 10 and 30% of avalanche deaths are due to shock, and injuries to the chest and head. Only Snowpulse airbags are designed to protect the head, back of neck and chest. With its bright colour the inflated airbag becomes an easily locatable surface beacon which helps to reduce search time. Wearing a Snowpulse bag significantly increases survival chances in case of an avalanche and is part of the safety equipment that should always be carried along with a transceiver, probe and shovel. Snowpulse has full certification for flying with a charged cylinder in both hold and hand luggage but check with your airline before flying for any individual regulations. This Snowpulse Prorider 15L is supplied with 2 of the new lighter non-rechargeable nitrogen filled cylinders without pressure monitor. The non-rechargeable nitrogen cylinder can only be refilled by Snowpulse SA via your local retailer. The non-rechargeable nitrogen cylinder although not available for sale in North America is allowed into North America for the purposes of a trip.
Travelling: Cartridge in the Plane
Under its hazardous materials regulations (table 2.3A), the IATA (International Air Transport Association) allows passengers to travel with no more than one filled 300 bar cartridge in their hand or stowed luggage, provided the carrier is informed of the fact. Despite its approval by the IATA, individual carriers may refuse to carry a 300 bar cartridge. We therefore advise users intending to travel with their avalanche backpack to contact their carrier no less than two weeks before departure. If possible, users should clarify the situation prior to booking their flights.
It is also a good idea to print out at least 2 copies of the relevant IATA table and the data sheet relating to your cartridge one to show any sceptical check-in staff and a second to pack with your bag.
The product on this page is available at a discounted price exclusively to Ski Club of Great Britain members for £620.50
To obtain this price, please enter your promotional code in the box when checking out on the shopping basket page.
Product Code: SNOP89
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