If you’re not fortunate enough to live in the mountains, it stands to reason that you’ll be doing a lot of travelling with your ski kit and, most importantly, your avalanche airbag. It becomes a pain over time having to deflate your canister, only to then find somewhere in resort and pay for the privilege of someone inflating the same canister you just deflated at home.
This is where the move towards electronic airbags stems from. There’s no need to worry about flight restrictions here, just bring it with you as part of your carry-on luggage (it’s the same type of battery as the one in your laptop). Another reason we like electronic airbags is that you can practice deployments easily at home (they provide multiple deployments in a single charge).
“The electric fan is able to inflate the 200 litre airbag to full capacity, even when there is a seven inch tear in the airbag”
One of the best things about this product is that the electric fan is able to inflate the 200 litre airbag to full capacity, even when there is a seven inch tear in the airbag. It achieves this by firing full power for five seconds after the initial 3.5 second burst that inflates the airbag to begin with.