The Black Diamond JetForce UL 26 Airbag is one of the lightest avalanche airbag packs on the market thanks to its innovative Alpride 2.0 cartridge system. By utilising two small cartridges that combine compressed argon and C02 gas, they can inflate the 150-litre airbag in less than 5 seconds.
The weight of the two small cartridges clocks in at only 440 grams and those combined with the sleek 690-gram system makes for an ultralight setup that's extremely powerful. The cartridges are also sealed, which means they're travel-friendly.
The deploy trigger can be switched to either the left or right shoulder strap and you can adjust the height for personal preference. A dedicated avy-tool compartment stores your probe, shovel handle and shovel blade.
At 26-litres, the pack can also store essential gear like extra layers, water and food.
You will receive:
Black Diamond JetForce UL 26L Backpack - Black
Alpride 2.0 Airbag System
Scott Cartridge Set (C02 + Argon)
The Black Diamond JetForce UL 26 Airbag is technical and includes a feature-set designed specifically for the backcountry. It is a versatile pack that can handle quick dawn patrol laps or full day backcountry tours.
The lightweight Black Diamond JetForce UL 26 Airbag is designed to give you total freedom of movement when skiing long days off-piste, this backpack will allow you to twist and turn in the backcountry whilst giving you a body-hugging fit. The leg strap will keep the pack on your back in an avalanche situation.
Black Diamond JetForce UL 26 Airbag Activation:
When wearing your Black Diamond JetForce UL 26 Airbag System you must make sure that all of your straps are securely fastened and the activation handle is adjusted to the correct height.
Correctly Installing the Alpride 2.0 Airbag System: Put the Airbag through the Hole. Insert all Four Hooks, do not twist or do not cross the hooks. Make sure the airbag is correctly folded ensuring that the left-hand side of the airbag has to overlay the right side. Make sure airbag is securely fastened into the backpack and all zips are securely fastened
Correctly Mounting the Activation Handle: Open the backpack and insert the trigger into the shoulder strap, turn up the handle to change the height position and clip it on the shoulder strap webbing.
Correctly Attaching the Scott Cartridge Set (CO2 + ARGON): Ensure your handle is in an upright position. Turn the screw to load the inflator system and unscrew to remove the tool. Screw in the carriage in a clockwise direction. Make sure the strap is always well tightened. The system is ready to use when the red pin is no longer visible.
How To Wear the Backpack Correctly: Make sure the leg strap, Chest Strap and Hip Belt is securely fastened, This should fit tight to the body, the backpack has been designed to give you a body-hugging fit
Activating The Alpride 2.0 Airbag System:
In the case of an avalanche, pull down firmly on the activation handle to activate the Scott Alp Ride 2.0 Airbag System, This will inflate the 150l Airbag system in around 3 seconds.
To get an accurate measure of your back size you will need someone to measure from your lower back to just below the neck where the spine has a lump; which can often be seen or felt.
Volume: 26 Litres
Black Diamond JetForce UL 26 Airbag Features:
Alpride 2.0 cartridge system is ultralight, extremely powerful, and travel-friendly
Total weight with full cartridges is 1991g
Dedicated avy equipment compartment
Tuck-away diagonal ski carry allows the airbag to deploy while skis are attached
Helmet holder and internal accessory pocket
Single piolet carry with removable strap
The redesigned leg strap is retractable for quick attachment