For winter, the most practical is still the backpack. But in addition to having a practical use, some bags have a safety function. But to help you choose the right backpack for winter, Alpinstore guides you and tells you everything you need to know to equip yourself as well as possible. Technical backpack, light, freeride, airbag, we tell you everything.
For passionate and adventurous skiers, who swear by freeride, we have a wide range of equipment. freeride backpacks are available. These bags are adapted to this sport practice and are designed with different features to meet the needs of these skiers. You have the choice between different bedding depending on the amount of material you have to carry, 16 liters, 18 liters, 20 liters, 32 liters,... it's up to you to make your choice. Freeride backpacks have different compartments to help you organize your bag easily. Your ice axes, snow shovels, and all the equipment you want will have their own place. You will be able to choose the carrying system that suits you, either snowboard, ski or both. An important element to take into account in your choice of freeride backpack is the back panel which must be comfortable and ventilated but will also act as protection with its more or less present rigidity. Finally, if you want a versatile bag, then some bags like Dakine Poacher are compatible with airbag technology . Find all our freeride bags Dakine, Picture, Ortovox, Black Diamond....
You are looking for a partner for your ascents, ideal for ski touring and high mountain races? In this case you should choose a lightweight bag. This light backpack is a practical, lightweight, airy solution for your excursions. It is equipped with several compartments to leave in all tranquility with your mountain equipment. Dynafit, Ferrino, Millet, Skitrab offers you light backpack solutions.
The airbag is one of the most technical bags available and offers you avalanche safety in winter during your high mountain adventures. This bag is designed to keep you on the snow surface when an avalanche is triggered. Before choosing this indispensable tool for your safety, you must know the information in these backpacks. When this avalanche is triggered, a handle will be easily accessible for the airbag to be deployed. The airbag is a cushion that inflates within seconds all around your upper body to lift you above the snow and also protects your back and neck. These backpacks also have compartments to store your other equipment and have a special pocket to house the airbag cartridge . Depending on the length of your expedition, you will need to choose a bag with more or less bedding. Among the must-have airbag bags you can find the brands Arva, Ortovox, Mammut, etc.
And if you want to learn more about avalanches and safety, you can read our blog post.
As for the airbag cartridges, you'll find two kinds: carbon cartridge or steel cartridge. Steel cartridges are generally heavier than carbon cartridges. When choosing your airbag cartridge, you must be careful to make sure it is compatible with your airbag bag.
At Alpisntore, we help you find your best equipment and above all to stay safe.