The largest out of the Ortovox Avabag range, the Ortovox Ascent 40 AVABAG Backpack offers plenty of room for all of your ski touring avy essentials, with up to 40 litres in capacity and 8 storage compartments you will never have to squash your touring items into one compartment ever again, move your equipment from camp to camp with maximum wear comfort.
Please Note: This backpack does not include the Ortovox AVABAG Unit, Looking for the full kit? Please follow the link to the Ortovox Ascent 40 AVABAG Kit.
Thanks to the innovative processing system which requires no sewing or additional sealing, and a drastically reduced venturi unit, the Ortovox Avabag is one of the lightest airbag systems in the world. Weighing only 690g, the system combines an incredible lightweight stripped-down design with the highest levels of reliability.
The Ortovox Ascent 40 avabag backpack is for Pros who venture out on long day trips or tours lasting several days. With a packed volume of up to 40 litres you can store the following without bursting at the seams:
The Ascent 40 Avabag backpack has maximum wear comfort with a 3D back foam plate which will protect you against any impact within the backcountry or off-piste.
A-frame ski carry and snowboard fastening make carrying the essentials easier when moving from base to base, Ergonomic hip belt and shoulder strap correspond with each other to distribute the weight when twisting and turning throughout the powder on your ski tour.
The 3D foam back system is simultaneously Light and Stable. This back system Distributes Load Evenly between the hip fins and the slightly padded shoulder straps.
To determine your back length, use a tape measure to measure yourself from the top of your hip bone to the very top of your back just before the neck. Use the size guide image in the image gallery to calculate your size.
Back Length : Regular (42 - 50 cm)
Ortovox Ascent 40 Backpack Features:
Safety compartment: Access to the compartment is marked with the red zipper pullers. Probe and shaft receiver are marked with icons. Place the shovel blade with the sharp edge up.
D-Skifix: A fast and safe diagonal ski fastener that offers plenty of wear comfort.
Snowboard and Snowshoe attachment: Connect the lower straps with the metal nose and the small lop above the icon compartment. The upper part can be found in the compartment above the left shoulder strap. Disconnect the metal half-moon hook and feed it through the loop by the right shoulder strap. Fit the board / Snowshoes and close the buckle.
Chest strap with a signal whistle: Quickly draw attention in emergency situations.
Emergency Card: Quick access to emergency details if stuck in an avalanche situation.
Helmet net: Fixed in a zipped compartment, optimized fastening.
Water-resistant zipper: Repelling moisture for secure and dry contents.
Hydration system compatible: Push drink bladder into the slot on the carry system interior and secure with strap and flat-front buckle. Lead the tube through the outlet by the right shoulder strap and fix it with the rubber band.
Bright inside: Light Colours inside make it easier to find your avalanche safety equipment.
Inflated avabag access to the main compartment: frontal 2-way zipper
Snowboard and snowshoe attachment: optimized, complete transport aid.
Rope Fixation: Use fixation strap (located in the foremost compartment) and fit two half-moon hooks through the loops on the upper side of the pack. Open the buckle, catch the plastic loop above the middle compartment, close the buckle again and tighten the strap.
Illustration of alpine emergency signals: Print (inside) shows you signals for emergencies.
Ice Axe and Hiking pole loops: Place the pick of the Axe or Hiking pole into the icon compartment and fix it by closing the straps. Then attach the shaft by using the elastic cords, hidden in the two small compartments near the foremost zipper.
Safety Leg Strap: for the highest possible safety in the event of an avalanche.
Ortovox Ascent 40 Backpack Tech Spec:
Usable volume with integrated AVABAG unit: 40 litres
Weight Backpack: 1290 g
Back Length: Regular (42 - 50 cm)
W x L x H (Width x Length x Height): 31 x 60 x 22 cm