The North Face+ABS Patrol Pack Preview

If you’re riding in avalanche terrain, you want as many layers of safety as possible. Airbag packs are one more tool that can help keep you alive in case of an avalanche. During a recent preview event at Beaver Creek, Colorado, The North Face announced a partnership with Airbag innovators ABS to create the ABS Patrol 24 pack, which is part of their Fall 2012 line. Among other things, the ABS is unique in that it features twin inflatable bags vs. the single-bag system used by the other manufacturers. This product preview video includes some wild Xavier de Le Rue footage and background on the design and testing process.