A lightweight essential for heli or cat trips, quick missions out the gate or deep day in-bounds, the Black Dawn Patrol 15 Avalung Backpack is our minimalist ski pack that's Avalung-ready for use with the avalung breathing element (sold separately).
The Avalung system is designed to provide a 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 pack has a contoured design to ensure as close a fit as possible to the wearer. With a capacity of 15 Liters, this 910g pack is a compact and lightweight choice for skiers venturing off-piste.
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 mouth piece is mounted on the shoulder for easy access, but should always be kept in the mouth when in particularly risky terrain.