Black Diamond Saga 40 Jetforce Airbag
The largest pack from Black Diamond's Jetforce range, the Saga 40 combines state of the art Jetforce Technology with a 40 liter packing volume and hardwearing materials to produce a durable, practical bag ideal for snow professionals, ski patrollers and hut-to-hut trips.
The Black Diamond Saga 40 JetForce Pack is designed to accommodate big loads while providing a truly innovative addition to your avalanche tool kit.
Jet Force is the first Avalanche Safety technology to use jet-fan inflation. This is an innovative new system that inflates airbags by drawing air from the atmosphere around it rather than relying on gas canisters.
This battery-powered system is capable of inflating the pack's airbags in just 3.5 seconds, and after 3 minutes the 200l bags then deflate to create an air pocket to aid rescue. Another advantage of this system is that it is reusable without requiring any replacement parts or canisters, and the airbags are easy to pack back inside the bags.
The Saga accommodates features both ski and snowboard carrying systems, and a dedicated avy tools pocket, ice tool PickPockets™ and a HiLo helmet holder to secure your additional gear.
JetForce’s repackable airbag and fully rechargeable electronics system provide zero-cost user practice and travel-friendly performance
The jet force is built into the backpack and is not interchangeable like the ABS System
The advantages of the Jetforce
Easy air travel, little to no restrictions on the batteries as they’re no different than laptop batteries.
As many practice deployments as you desire, battery good for 1 to 6 full inflations depending on temperature and age, battery is rechargeable.
NO hassle with canisters.
Slightly lighter in weight than compressed gas offerings.
Automatic deflation cycle can possibly create airspace around head in the event of burial.
Specific to Black Diamond & Pieps design, airbag stuff-stows loosely after use, pack it in minutes, no folding or other tangled origami.
Fan is set to cycle on periodically during 3 minute inflation period per CE standards, this can overcome up to 7 inch tear in the fabric.
Airbag Filling Time
Fan timing is controlled by the electronics, here is how it cycles:
- 0-9 secs: Mandatory Fill
During the first 3.5 seconds, the airbag fills 100%. For the next 5.5 seconds, the system continues to run at full speed for safety redundancy.
- 10-60 secs: Active Performance
The system pulses between full speed and 50% speed. Since this is the most likely time to be carried by the avalanche, it is most critical to maintain full volume and recover from any possible tears.
- 61-180 secs: Volume Maintenance
The system has 20s stand-by intervals between 3s full speed refilling pulses. The goal is to maintain the volume to aide in visibility and meet CE timing requirements.
- 181 sec: Active Deflation
After 3 total minutes, the bag will automatically deflate. If partially or completely buried, this has the potential to create a large volume of air for breathing and/or extraction. If unburied, this simply helps repack the airbag quicker.
The way of measuring your pack size is to get someone to measure your back from the lower back to just below the neck where the spine has a lump which can often be seen or felt. Use the size guide image on the product to calculate your size
The Sega 40 comes in size - [S/M] [M/L]
Materials: 840d Ballistic Nylon, 210d Ripstop Nylon, 315d Cordura®
Colour: Fire Red, Black