Product Of The Week: Da Kine ABS Signal backpack

Da Kine has been at the forefront of mountain engineering for nearly three decades now and with their experience and the help of their pretty sick team of riders, they continue to develop high end products for your shredding pleasure. Here’s a little focus on one of their latest technical marvel: the Da Kine ABS Signal backpack.

Air cartridge on top of the bag and the activation handle on the left strap.
Air cartridge on top of the bag inside, and the activation handle on the left strap.

Da Kine backpacks have had an excellent reputation within the winter sports scene for almost 30 years and are characterized by high standards of quality, functionality and design. Regarding the system they decided to partner with on this product, Da Kine placed trust in the 28 years of expertise of ABS, the world’s leading manufacturers of avalanche airbag systems and its tried and tested TwinBag Technology.

According to avalanche experts, the top priority for people caught up in an avalanche is to avoid burial. A quick tug on the activation handle is all it takes to instantly inflate two airbags with a total volume of 170 liters. This extra volume will almost certainly prevent the wearer from being buried. The wide bearing surface due to laterally placed TwinBags stabilizes the body and increases the lifting effect precisely in the critical avalanche run-out zone. Activated TwinBags offer complete freedom of movement as well as clear lines of sight. Two separate airbag chambers make the ABS® system twice as reliable.

With the bags inflated.
With the bags inflated.

The innovative and forward-looking Da Kine ABS Signal backpack is making a significant contribution to avalanche prevention and avoidance, and comes also with all the essential features Da Kine offers on all backcountry packs : retractable ski carry system, verticable snowboard carry system, snow tool/shovel pocket, deployable helmet carry, ice axe carry, integrated rescue whistle on sternum strap, ergonomic shoulder straps and padded waist belt. And with the activation unit altogether, you don’t loose that much space inside the bag either. It gets it just a bit heavier, as you can imagine.

Dimensions : 53 x 28 x 23 cm / Volume : 25L / Weight : 3,650kg with activation unit.

Check this video of Elias Elhardt talking about his favorite backpack:

Of course, this doesn’t mean you don’t need the usual tranceiver, probes and shovel – probably an helmet too, when you go outbounds, so keep this in mind and be safe! And you can only read here what another Da Kine team rider has to say about this backpack: Leanne Pelosi.

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For all the latest info, go to Dakine.com.

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