The North Face Avalanche Airbag Deploys When You're Buried in Snow

 - Dec 3, 2012
References: rei & blessthisstuff
Mountain climbing can be a treacherous activity so the experienced outdoorsman will appreciate The North Face Avalanche Airbag pack to stay safe on the slopes.

Surviving an avalanche is rare as you're hit with hundreds of pounds of snow in a matter of seconds, which is why Xavier Le Rue requested that his pack be outfitted with the ABS (avalanche airbag safety) system. La Rue became trapped several years ago in a tragic avalanche, which prompted the development of The North Face Avalanche Airbag pack.

The system senses when the wearer is hit by an avalanche and deploys the airbags in a similar fashion to the ones installed in automobiles. The pack sells for over $1,000, but the life-saving feature it totes makes the price seem small.