Ortovox Ascent 22 Avabag (Avabag Included)
Lightweight and durable, the Ascent is the lightest pack from the Ortovox Avabag range, making it a comfortable, practical and efficient choice of pack for mountaineers, off-piste skiing or any other remote alpine pursuit.
Thanks to the innovative processing system which requires no sewing or additional sealing, and a drastically reduced venturi unit, the ORTOVOX AVABAG UNIT is now the lightest airbag system in the world. Weighing only 690g, the system combines incredible lightweight stripped down design with the highest levels of reliability.
Weighing only 1780g (inc. system and cartridge), the Ascent 22 Avabag combines safety, efficiency and comfort in one design. Made with abrasion resistant materials such as Nylon 100D Robic Ribstop, which are also extremely light, the Ascent 22 has been shorn of all non-essential components to ensure the sleekest possible design.
However, the design also guarantees a high level of comfort when worn, as the TUV certified foam 3D back system ensures the weight of the pack is evenly distributed between the padded shoulder straps and the broad hip fins.
The circular frontal zipper provides quick access to equipment, the diagonal ski attachment, ice axe holder and rope fastener, which are all very easy to use.
The Ascent 22 Avabag is from Ortovox's Ascent range. If the 22 litre model doesn't afford sufficient space, we also supply the Ortovox Ascent 30 Avabag (Avabag included), which has a capacity of up to 30 litres.
The 3 main distinctions:
At just 1.8 Liters, and weighing only 690g, the AVABAG is the smallest airbag system worldwide. The unit's small size means it takes up the minimum amount of space in any of the ORTOVOX backpacks, leaving as much room as possible for tools and kit.
The welding techniques used in the production of this unit have the dual function of keeping the size as small as possible at the same time as protecting the unit from any tears or leaks.
The AVABAG unit can be simply and quickly replaced or upgraded, and is compatible with all ORTOVOX AVABAG backpacks.
What are the major differences between the Ortovox Freerider and the Ortovox Ascent?
- The Ascent is available in 22 Litre and 30 Litre sizes, the Freerider only comes in the 22 Litre size
- The Freerider weighs 1380g (2330 w/avabag system), whereas the Ascent weighs 830g for the 22 Litre (1780g w/avabag system), or 1120g for the 30 Litre (2070g w/avabag system)
- The Freerider is 29x55x19cm (W x L x H), whereas the Ascent 22 measures 27x53x17cm, and the Ascent 30 27x57x20cm
- The Freerider comes with a slightly wider waist strap
- Both come with snowboard and snow-shoe holders, helmet nets and ice axe and hiking pole loops