For those who want the storage of a pack, but the comfort and versatility of a vest there is nothing better than the new SnowPulse Highmark Vest. Loaded with features, including outside shovel storage, 18L volume compartment, and oversized front pockets the SnowPulse Highmark Vest is made for the backcountry enthusiast who values freedom of movement on their sled. An additional armor kit is also available for those who want added protection.
SnowPulse Highmark Vest RAS Features
- Volume: 18L
- Uses Snowpulse Inflation System 2.0
- Removable Airbag System
- Fleece Lined Goggle Pocket
- External Shovel Pocket
- External Shovel Handle Holder
- Internal Probe Sleeve
- YKK Oversized Zippers
- Mobile/GPS pocket
- Key Pocket
- Customizable Back Frame
- Reflective Patches
- Adjustable Side Panels
- Large Front Pockets
- One Size Fits All
- 7.3 lbs (3311 g) - measured with cylinder & RAS
- Optional Armour Kit sold separately:
This accessory is a must have for backcountry sledders going big.
The shoulder armour affixes with Velcro. Chest Armour fits inside internal zips of vest.
Increased Chance of Survival
The functioning of the avalanche airbag is based on the physical principle of "inverse segregation". This sorting effect means that in an equally moving mass of particles, the smaller particles gravitate to the bottom while the larger ones rise to the surface. The avalanche airbag increases the wearer's volume, significantly boosting this effect. The avalanche airbag can therefore help to keep the wearer's body on the surface of the snow and thus prevent complete burial. Easy to be located, the size and bright color of the avalanche airbag assists with rapid location.
Head On Top Technology
Similar to a life vest used in water, the Snowpulse airbag is designed to keep you on your back with your head out of the snow. With the innovative shape and position of the airbag, the Snowpulse airbag is the best solution for keeping an avalanche victim on the surface and avoiding asphyxiation.
Protect Your Head and Check from Shocks During and Avalanche
It is important to know that 10 to 25% (and almost 30% in North America) of avalanche deaths were due to shocks, and injuries to the chest and head represented 88% of cases. Only Snowpulse airbags are designed to protect the head, back of neck and chest.
Time Saving During and Avalanche
Thanks to its bright colour the airbag is easy to see on the surface and therefore, saves time finding an avalanche victim.
Lightweight and Erogonic Design
The Snowpulse airbag is an extremely light and compact avalanche system. Because the airbag is stored in the shoulder straps, valuable carrying space is saved, and the weight is well distributed on your back and close to your body. Snowpulse backpacks offer considerable comfort, whatever the load.
Burst Zipper Technology
The airbag is enclosed using a special ‘Burst Zipper’ which runs along the shoulder straps and over the top of the bag. When the airbag is inflated the ‘Burst Zipper’ opens allowing the airbag to inflate. The zipper is not damaged during inflation and canbe rezipped and reused.
Refilling your Snowpulse Cylinder
Refillable Cylinder: 207 Bar Aluminum
The Snowpulse cylinder can be refilled at various certified retail outlets such as paintball stores in the US and Canada. You will find instructions on how to refill your cylinder in the User Manual
Is there a HazMat Fee?
SnowPulse cylinders are shipped 'Filled' with SnowPulse Airbag Systems except for Canada, Alaska and Hawaii.