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ABS Vario 8L Zip-on Backpack Only

ABS Vario 8L Zip-on Backpack

The ABS Vario 8L is the perfect zip-on for short backcountry trips. Shovel and probe can be stored in this zip-on backpack.

Intended for absolute essentials, the 8L zip on is a lightweight, practical way to make sure you have everything you need with you so you are prepared whilst skiing off piste.

The Vario 8L has a stable diagonal ski mount and fasteners for snowboards and snowshoes.

The helmet can be carried in a removable helmet net.

Drinking water systems can be integrated and keys, money and a mobile phone can be carried in a special valuables compartment.

PLEASE NOTE: These zip-ons will fit older ABS Vario Base Unit versions


Please note: this product is the Vario 8L Backpack Only. You will need to purchase the Vario Base Unit and canister if you do not already have one.

Pack Volume: 8 Litres

Pack weight: 200g

Colours: Ocean/Blue - Black/Orange - Silver/Orange

The 10 ABS Survival Principles

  1. Out of 262 people with an inflated ABS avalanche airbag, 97% have survived, 84% of them without injury.
  2. The original self-rescue system, produced and tested by German avalanche experts since 1985.
  3. If one airbag gets damaged during the descent, the other will remain inflated for a sufficient length of time. ABS therefore uses two airbags instead of one to ensure additional protection.
  4. Pyrotechnical-pneumatic activation for maximum reliability, instead of vulnerable Bowden pull solutions.
  5. An unrestricted view and unlimited freedom of movement enable escape from the avalanche.
  6. In the event of an avalanche, the airbags at the sides of the wearer's body create a wide contact surface. This horizontal position helps to prevent the victim being trapped in the run-out zone.
  7. The ABS TwinBags do not turn your body into the dangerous and helpless "bug" position.
  8. In 97% of all recorded avalanche accidents with an inflated airbag, the TwinBags were visible on the surface after the avalanche.
  9. The ABS TwinBags can be repacked easily, quickly and safely and are ready for use within no more than a few minutes.
  10. Personal practice activation at home, on the mountain slope or at your ABS retailer is essential.


ABS Vario 18L Zip on Backpack Features

  • 8 litres
  • 200g
  • Ski - Diagonal Ski Mount
  • SnowBoard - Convenient snowboard and snowshoe mount
  • Helmet - Removable elastic helmet net
  • Ice AXE - Fast access and secure fit of two ice Axes
  • Emergency - instant access to shovel & Probe
  • SOS - Instant help thanks to SOS Label with international emergency numbers
  • Drinking System - Ideal integration of hydration systems
  • Clear View - Quickly locate equipment thanks to the bright Interior
  • Valuables - Securely stow away money, keys and mobile phone
  • Compression - Convenient compression straps can be fastened at the bottom of the Base unit
  • Daisy Chain - Additional Adjustable and convenient mounting options
  • Front Pocket - Convenient front Pocket for Maps,GPS or snacks
  • Easy access side pockets - Easy-access pockets for skins,rope,watere bottle etc.
  • Quick Access main pocket - Zipper in side pocket for quick access to the main compartment
  • Top Compartment - Spacious top compartment for even more storage space
  • Ski Mounts on the side - stable side ski mount
  • Height Adjustment - Height adjustable top compartment for additonal storage space
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ABS Vario 8L Zip-on Backpack Only
ABS Vario 8L Zip-on Backpack Only
ABS Vario 8L Zip-on Backpack Only
ABS Vario 8L Zip-on Backpack Only
ABS Vario 8L Zip-on Backpack Only

ABS Avalanche Airbag Vario Zip-on features

Technical Specifications

Cover No
Type of Packing Toploading
Additional Storage Yes
Back Protector Compatible Compatible with base units
Hydrobag Compatible Compatible with base units
Ergonomic hip belt with pocket Compatible with base units
Moisture Repellent and Cushioned Backplate Compatible with base units
Leg Strap and adjustable Chest Strap Compatible with base units
Twin Airbag Technology Compatible with base units
Room for shovel and probe Yes
Snowboard/Snowshoe attachment Yes
New Ski Fixtures Yes
Ice Axe Holder Yes
Detachable Helmet holder Yes
Volume 8L
ABS Vario 8L Zip-on Backpack Only
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