The Pieps Jetforce BT 10 Airbag the smallest bag from the Pieps Jetforce range. This avalanche airbag uses the Jetforce System which works entirely from batterie powerd jet fan. After the airbag is filled, it's regularly re-filled to prevent deflation if there are any small tears in the material.
It's activated via a release button which also shows the battery status when switched on. It can be released four times per battery charge, so you have a chance to test it before taking your trip.
Weighing only 2840 g and made of exceptionally lightweight material, the BT 10 offers exceptional strength and durability, this bag is ideal for off-piste skiers looking to minimise extra weight.
Bluetooth connectivity allows for easy software and system updates via the Pieps app on your smartphone. You can also update your Pieps or Black Diamond Beacon via the same app.
When wearing your Pieps Jetforce BT 10 Airbag, make sure all straps are securely fastened and the system successfully is armed; the LED will be showing a pulsing green light. The airbag can now be deployed.
Grasp the Deployment Handle and firmly pull downwards to open the Release Flap that covers the airbag and turn the fan on.
The airbag will begin to Deploy Immediately. The fan will run at Full Power For 9 Seconds, followed by lower speed operation and Short Refilling Bursts for 3 minutes.
The airbag will deflate after 3 minutes and then automatically switch back to armed mode.
To interrupt the inflation/deflation process after the initial 9 second deployment period and return to armed mode, Press and hold the red Power button for approximately 5 seconds.
Airbag Filling Time:
Fan timing is controlled by the electronics, here is how it cycles:
0-9 seconds - 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 seconds - 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 seconds -Volume Maintenance: The system has 20s stand-by intervals between 3s full speed refilling pulses. The goal is to maintain the volume to aid in visibility and meet CE timing requirements.
181 seconds - 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.
For one day tours of backcountry and off-piste this Pieps JetForce BT 10 Airbag is ideal, enough space for the shovel, probe and transceiver and daypack. Also an ideal size for heli and cat skiing, the BT 10 Jetforce Airbag carries just the essentials but brings along the added benefit of JetForce Technology.
If your looking for a pack with larger volume then we also stock the Pieps BT 25 & BT 35.
ReACTIV Support System
SwingArm Shoulder Supports
Back System is Thermoformed with zipper
Pieps Booster BT 10 Booster inside (interior):
The Pieps Rider 10 also features a Dedicated avy tools pocket to carry your probe and shovel
The airbag is packed around the centre of the pack, equally balancing the rider
Zippered Back Panel makes the main compartment easy to reach even when carrying skis/a snowboard
Pieps Booster BT 10Backpack outside (exterior):
Tuck-Away Diagonal Ski Carry (Airbag can be inflated even if skis are still attached to the bag)
Special helmet attachment - removable and stow-able.
Waistline Pocket for valuables or easy-to-reach-supplies.
Compression straps with non-icing PIEPS-buckle.
Includes the Safety Straps necessary for Glacier Tours
To effectively measure your back size you will need to get someone to measure from your lower back to 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
Volume - 10 Litres
Weight -2840 g
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