The Black Diamond Jetforce Backpack is Powered by a Fan

By: Michael Nieto - Jan 27, 2014
References: thegearcaster & gizmodo
These Black Diamond JetForce backpacks are newly designed avalanche airbags that will save your life. They are reusable bags that have a fan instead of compressed air. The concept of avalanche air bags ensures the safety of skiers or snowboarders by wearing this equipment to avoid being buried in the event of an avalanche.

This bag comes equipped with an emergency cord and a rechargeable battery-powered fan that roars to life at full power for nine seconds to inflate. These avalanche airbags have the ability to protect you instantly without having to worry about it being used once if it fails. The built-in fan alternates between full power and half power to keep the 200 liter airbag inflated at all times for fast and efficient use.