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May 1, 2015
We vet products to find the best gear, so check back every week for new reviews.
March 30, 2015
Ortovox voluntary recalls S1+ avalanche transceiver.
February 17, 2015
Skiing Winter Lab Bro-tologist Ryan Dionne talks about the Black Diamond JetForce avalanche airbag system, which inflates via a rechargeable battery and a fan.
February 17, 2015
Skiing Winter Lab Bro-tologist Ryan Dionne talks about the Scott Alpride avalanche airbag system, which uses two small non-reusable gas canisters to deploy the airbag.
February 17, 2015
Skiing Winter Lab Bro-tologist Ryan Dionne talks about the ABS Vario Base Unit avalanche airbag system, which is designed to zip into other ABS-compatible packs. The system uses nitrogen and a charged handle to inflate the airbag.
February 17, 2015
Skiing Bro-tologist Ryan Dionne talks about the Backcountry Access Float avalanche airbag system, which is one of the least expensive on the market.
February 17, 2015
Skiing Winter Lab Bro-tologist Ryan Dionne talks about the Mammut Ride Protection Airbag avalanche airbag system, which is shaped differently than other airbags on the market.
February 17, 2015
Skiing Winter Lab Bro-tologist Ryan Dionne talks about the different avalanche airbag systems including what's used to inflate the bags, how easily they are to refill after deployment, and more.
December 23, 2014
We asked 2014 North American ski-mountaineer­ing champion John Gaston to weigh in on the perfect setup.