scott avalanche pack series

SCOTT is proud to offer a complete line of airbag backpacks, featuring Alpride technology, one of the lightest inflation system. No matter where or how you ski, choose a SCOTT Airbag backpack and elevate your safety.



Security

More security through simplicity

A STOWABLE TRIGGER, ALUMINUM SAFETY BUCKLES ON THE CHEST AND WAIST IN COMBINATION WITH THE LEG LOOP PROVIDE PROPER SECURITY IN THE EVENT OF AN AVALANCHE.

LIghtweight

One of the lightest system on the market

Lightweight, combined with simple user-friendly design, fast reinstallation, and low cost, make these SCOTT packs the most accessible airbags ever produced.


1/ Valve

To repack the airbag after the system has been triggered; simply push the button on the valve to fully deflate the bag and follow the folding instructions found on the airbag. - easily accessable deflating button - easy folding

 

2/ Handle

The stowable airbag trigger is integrated into the left shoulder strap for fast, easy access. - stowable - easy manipulation - stowable for fast, easy access.

3/ System

Weighing in at only 1240g, the Aplride system is one of the lightest on the market.

 

4/ Airbag

Two layers of fabric ensure outstanding durability. - Weight: 0.35 kg - Volume: 150 L

 

5/ Cartridge

The system is not only extremely small, it is also very powerful, allowing it to fully inflate the 150L airbag in just 3 seconds. - Weight: 0.45kg - Power: inflates airbag in 3 s


Transport

Fly without limits

Travel easily with this backpack by airplane.

 

The IATA (International Air Transport Association) declares safe travel as Alpride cartridges are just like the ones found in the inflatable life jackets on airplanes. The user is allowed to travel with 2 sets of cartridges for on pack. In 2014, the IATA will change the existing rules, creating a special category for safety inflatable devices. The Alpride device perfectly adheres to these new changes.

 

Cartridge

The Alpride system uses the same type of air cartridges found in inflatable life jackets, the most dependable cartridges available.

- ONE TIME USE 

- EASY & COST EFFICENT TO REPLACE 

- STANDARD LIFE JACKET CARTRIDGE


Removable Airbag sytem

Not only does the light weight make it outstanding, but so does the simple handling and the quick reinstallation.

- EASY HANDLING 

- QUICK REINSTALATION


Functional design

Next level feature integration

THE SCOTT AVALANCHE PACK, WITH ITS ERGONOMICALLY SHAPED BACKPLATE AND A PRE-SHAPED WAIST - AND SHOULDER STRAP, GUARANTEES THE BEST CONDITIONS FOR USE.

AvalanchePack Functionalities

Position

The system is strategically located in the lower portion of the bag to ensure optimal weight distribution and comfort

- OPTIMAL WEIGHT POSITION

 

Key functions

The separate external avalanche pocket in combination with additional features, offers the perfect package for the best companion in the mountains.

 

1/ Diagonal ski carry system 

2/ Ice axe carry system

3/ Goggle pocket

4/ Avalanche equipment pocket 



Alpride's history

THE ALPRIDE SYSTEM CAME INTO FRUITION WHEN THREE MOTIVATED, MOUNTAIN-LOVING ENTREPRENEURS TEAMED UP AND FOUNDED THE COMPANY IN 2009.

 

ALPRIDE’S HISTORY 3 ENTREPRENEUR’S – ONE GREAT IDEA

Winter 2008: After three days and just as many 4,000m summits around the mythic Concordia Platz set in the Swiss Berner Oberland. Marc-Antoine Schaer came to the realization that the existing Avalanche Airbags on the market were much too heavy and therefore very limiting.

It was at this moment that his goal quickly became clear: “We should be able to build something lighter, cheaper and more user-friendly. If we manage to achieve this, more people will get the equipment and thanks to the accessibility of this new product, more lives will be saved!”

And so the Alpride adventure began…

 

FIRST STEPS

Three entrepreneurs hit the ground running on the Alpride project. Their workshop, located in a small attic in Neuchâtel, Switzerland, becomes the theatre for many fears, frustrations, and ultimately joys, when a solution finally emerges.

While there is still much to be done, for the first time, the team of 3 is able to see a light at the end of the tunnel, reassuring that all their efforts and financial risk have not been for nothing. The Alpride system will provide the public with a product that is not only much lighter and more reliable, but also more affordable.

 

THE MOUNTAIN SAFETY VEST

Alpride successfully transformed the same technology found in inflatable life vest, a system that has proven its efficiency for more than 50 years, into an avalanche airbag.




Vintage life jacket - Alpride's history

 

BANQUE CANTONALE NEUCHATEL (BCN) INNOVATION AWARD

Alpride goes through round one, two, then three, and then eventually good news arrived: “You’ve won!” This award marks an important milestone for the Neuchâtel-based start-up, providing recognition, and accelerating the final phase to protect the Alpride system with three patents.

 

FINALIZATION AND ISPO 2013

The rest happens really quickly- contracts are signed, and eventually the first industrial production is underway. The workshop turns into a lab and gets endowed with professional equipment in order to do all of the TÜV tests internally and to enable device optimization.


Luca Rolli

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Skieur de l'extrême et Guide de Haute Montagne

"The AP 40 is the perfect companion if you are freeriding and mountaineering in high alpine regions.

It combines the safety of an airbag backpack, the lightness of the Alpride system, and the capacity for storing your complete equipment kit for touring on glaciers.

If you want to go big you deserve the best- with the AP40 you have just that.

Don’t head out without it!"

Stefan Häusl

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Freerider Professionnel

"The SCOTT AP30 is the first Airbag Backpack where I can’t feel any difference from a normal freeride pack.

It feels as though you are riding without an airbag.

This is why I use it every day. Additionally, all of your equipment is very accessible so that you can grab hold of what you need, when you need it."


Jackie Paaso

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Professional Freerider

"My SCOTT AP 22 backpack is my top choice for Freeride competition.

It's everything I want in an airbag- lightweight and has enough space for the essentials.

It's another valuable tool in my avalanche rescue kit."

Seb Michaud

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Professional Freerider

"The SCOTT avalanche pack 20 with the Alpride system is in my mind the perfect companion for short and fast training sessions uphill.

It`s compact size is great when I ride after a long hike, while it also gives me the needed security."



SCOTT AIR MTN AP 20 KIT PACK

AvalanchePack Air Mtn 20 kit
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SCOTT AIR FREE AP 22 KIT PACK

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SCOTT AIR FREE AP 30 KIT PACK

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SCOTT AIR MTN AP 40 PACK

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How to mount the Alpride system
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FAQ

HANDLING 

HOW DOES THE ALPRIDE SYSTEM WORK? 

It’s a cartridge inflator system that inflates the airbag. 

WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES COMPARED TO THE OTHER EXISTING SYSTEMS ON THE MARKET? 

The Alpride system is lighter, and the cartridges are more affordable than the competition's products. 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO INFLATE THE AIRBAG? 

Less than three seconds. 

IS IT EASY TO TRAVEL WITH THE AIRBAG AND THE CARTRIDGES? 

Absolutely no problem. the IATA ( International Air Transport Association) declares cartridges with less than 200 bars as not dangerours. The Alpride cartridges are like the type used on a life jacket. You are allowed to travel with 2 sets of cartidges for one pack. 

 

TECH INFO 

HOW MANY TIMES CAN THE CARTRIDGES BE USED? 

Just one time 

WHERE CAN THE CARTRIDGES BE PURCHASED AND HOW MUCH DO THEY COST? 

You can buy them in stores where SCOTT packs are sold. 

WHAT KIND OF GAS IS IN THE CARTRIDGES? 

C02 and Argon 

IS ARGON DANGEROUS? 

No, not at all. Argon is a Noble gas that is used in diving as well as in the food industry. 

HOW MUCH PRESSURE IS IN THE CARTRIDGE? 

180 Bar 

HOW SHOULD THE CARTRIDGES BE STORED? 

In a place that is protected from direct sunlight.

HOW LONG ARE THEY USABLE FOR? 

There is no expiration date. You can use them as long as the weight of the gas is in the range of - 10% of the nominal weight (printed on each cartridge), meaning at least 10 years or more. 

AS THERE ARE TWO DIFFERENT CARTRIDGES, DOES IT MATTER IN WHICH POSITION EACH CARTRIDGE IS INSTALLED? 

Each cartridge has its own screw thread size, meaning it will only fit in its intended spot.

ONCE INFLATED, HOW CAN THE SYSTEM BE DEFLATED? 

Just push the valve flap on the inflator to release the air. 

IS THERE A PROPER WAY TO FOLD THE BAG BACK INTO THE AIRBAG POCKET? 

Yes, the side parts of the airbag have to fold towards the top and the rest is folded like a “Z”- it is quick and easy to do. The proper procedure can be found on the airbag.

 

HOW IS THE AIRBAG INSTALLED? 

1. Open the backpack 

2. Slip the handle into the shoulder strap and fix the handle 

positions with the plastic clip on the webbing. 

3. Take out the airbag from the inside through the hole into the 

airbag pocket. Open the zipper of the airbag pocket outside 

4. Connect the four hooks of the airbag to the backpack 

5. Get the zipper slider of the airbag pocket on the right side and 

close the zipper with the airbag put in 

6. Fix the inflator with the Velcro strap and put the mesh cone over 

the inflator. 

7. Screw the cartridges in. 

8. Ready to use. 

 

HOW DO WE REACTIVATE THE SYSTEM ONCE USED? 

1. Deflate the airbag 

2. Fold the airbag back into the airbag pocket 

3. On the inflator, screw the spring back so the indicator is no 

longer visible. 

4. Replace the cartridges 

5. Ready to use