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Alpride Airbag System 2.0

The new SCOTT Alpride Airbag System 2.0 is one of the lightest inflation systems on the market, offering better air intake to ensure your backpack, and you, rise to the top of dangerous moving snow. 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 systems 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 (make sure to use the re-load key only to do so) and follow the folding instructions found on the manual.

 

2/ Handle

The stowable airbag trigger is integrated into the shoulder strap for fast, easy access, easy manipulation and to minimize the risk of unvoluntary release.

3/ System

Weighing in at only 690g (without cartridges), the Alpride system is one of the lightest on the market.

 

4/ Airbag

A new Nylon 210D Cordura Oxford HD fabric, extremely durable, super light, and very compact when folded in the backpack. Weight: 340g.

 

5/ Cartridges

The system is not only light and extremely small, it is also very powerful, allowing it to fully inflate the 150L airbag in just 3 seconds. - Weight of the two cartridges: 440g




SCOTT BACKCOUNTRY GUIDE AP 30

The brand new SCOTT Backcountry Guide AP 30 is our utilitarian sized ski pack, featuring the Alpride 2.0 airbag system and specific features designed for backcountry adventurers and snow professionals alike. From a one-lap dawn patrols to all-day tours and couloir missions, the AP30 avalanche airbag has everything you need for a fun, safe day in the mountains.


AP 12 Pro

1/ COMPACT AND CLEAN DESIGN

2/ REMOVABLE SCOTT ALPRIDE AIRBAG SYSTEM

3/ HIGH VOLUME MAIN COMPARTMENT

D3O plate AP

7/ INTEGRATED AND REMOVABLE D3O® BACK PROTECTION PLATE

8/ ADDITIONAL LUMBAR PROTECTION

AP 12 Pro back

4/ MOULDED EVA BACK SYSTEM FOR HIGH WEARING COMFORT

5/ ALUMINUM HIPBELT BUCKLES

6/ PADDED AND ANATOMICALLY SHAPED HIP BELT


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 one pack. In 2014, the IATA has changed the existing rules, creating a special category for safety inflatable devices. The Alpride device perfectly adheres to these new changes.

IATA rules

 

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 REINSTALLATION


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 Bernese 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 RELEASE FOR 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.


Arianna Tricomi

"When I ski big mountain lines, I always first check the conditions, weather and snow stability very cautiously. There is always an uncertainty remaining and that’s why the right equipment is so essential. My SCOTT Backcountry Guide AP 30 KIT allows me to ski freely and it gives me that extra portion of safety – even when skiing in uncertain conditions."

Fabian Lentsch

"Being a SCOTT athlete since eight years now I got the chance to witness all the product developments and couldn’t be happier with our current avalanche backpacks. I’m using my airbag every day of the season when I’m out there in the mountains and feel really comfortable with its fit and its lightweight fabrics. It comes with all the features you need, no matter if skiing in the resort or touring in the alpine."


"There is no substitute for knowledge in the mountains, avalanche awareness is of the utmost importance when riding big terrain. I like to use SCOTT's airbag pack as another tool in my arsenal when managing risk shredding big lines."

Nicolas Bibault

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Ski Patroller

"When the Ski Patrol at Chamonix trusts the Air Free AP 32 as part of their official wardrobe, you know it’s built with an unmatched level of quality construction and safety. A completely new inflation system and lightweight technical design makes this the next generation of avalanche packs."


User Manual
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How to travel
How to travel
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How to mount and reload the Alpride 2.0 system
How to mount the alpride system
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Alpride compatibility
How to reload the alpride system
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FAQ

HANDLING 

HOW DOES THE SCOTT ALPRIDE AIRBAG 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 extremely light and the cartridges are more affordable than the competition's products. 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO INFLATE THE AIRBAG? 

Less than three seconds. 

ARE YOU ALLOWED TO TRAVEL WITH THE AIRBAG AND THE CARTRIDGES? 

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 cartridges for one pack. ( for more information, see : www.iata.org and follow our instructions in the document "How to travel" )

 

TECH INFO 

HOW MANY TIMES CAN THE CARTRIDGES BE USED? 

Just one time 

WHERE CAN THE CARTRIDGES BE PURCHASED? 

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? 

17.5 MPa

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 airbag.  (Make sure to use the re-load tool)

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

Yes, please follow our instructions in the manual. You can find it in the backpack you purchased and on this website.

 

HOW IS THE AIRBAG INSTALLED? 

Please follow the instructions in the document "How to mount the Alpride 2.0 system".

 

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


Elevate your Safety

We develop, test and re-test in order to perfect our products over years and years. Our helmets, body protection or bags give you that extra bit of safety in those crucial areas of your body when it counts. Regardless if you ride skis, snowboards, MTB or road bike, “ELEVATE YOUR SAFETY” with SCOTT- we’ve got you covered.

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