A quality avalanche airbag system is an item to give you that next level of protection from mother nature. The Ortovox Ascent backpack is a roomy 30L of usable space so heaps of room for all of your avalanche equipment and spare clothes and snacks. Then it also has the AVABAG airbag system which is extremely lightweight and compact to carry. It inflates in the unfortunate event of an avalanche to keep you afloat on top of the snow. It can be used again and again and the handle to do this is easy to grip with any type of glove/mitten and left/ right handed. It’s reliable whatever the weather due to no electrical components.