Something like the Voltair Avalanche Backpack from Arc’teryx is pretty much a necessity when you’re exploring potential avalanche areas. The backpack is made with highly durable, weatherproof materials and has 30L of gear space. There’s an internal security pocket and quick access frontal pocket to store tools such as a shovel and probe or store your wet clothes and keep them separate from everything else. Rounding out the list of great features is a dedicated strap to carry your skis or snowboard and a dedicated spot to secure an ice or mountaineering tool.
The airbag uses a rechargeable lithium-ion polymer battery powered fan for rapid inflation capable of multiple deployments on one charge. The fan pulses additional air to keep the airbag fully inflated in case of punctures. The backpack is safe for airline travel so you can take it on any adventure your heart desires. While the price is a little steep, this thing could save your life – meaning it’s worth every cent of the $1,300 price tag. Get one in cayenne or black.