The Black Diamond Dawn Patrol 25 Avalung Backpack is a lightweight ski pack, mid-sized and ideally suited to everyday ski touring and inbound use.
With a 25L capacity, this pack can hold all emergency avalanche gear, essential daily items AND is Avalung-ready, prepared for the Avalung element (sold separately).
The Avalung system is designed to provide the buried skier oxygen in the case of an avalanche by drawing in air from around the pack and supplying it directly to the wearer via a mouthpiece. This function is invaluable for off-piste skiers facing risky or uncertain conditions.
The Dawn Patrol 25 comes with back access to the main storage compartment through a rear panel, meaning your gear will always be quickly and easily accessible.
The AvaLung system increases post-avalanche survival time from 15 minutes average survival time with no AvaLung to 58 minutes fresh air supply with Avalung. The average rescue time with an avalanche transceiver is 20 minutes.
Oxygen is pulled from the snowpack through a bivalve intake whilst carbon dioxide is expelled via the exhaust port at the bottom of the pack to prevent contamination of breathable air.
The mouthpiece is mounted on the shoulder for easy access, but should always be kept in the mouth when in particularly risky terrain.