There’s not much you can do if you’re in the wrong place at the wrong time when an avalanche strikes. Unless, of course, you’re wearing the Mammut Pro Protection Airbag Pack from REI, which includes a protective airbag specifically engineered to deploy and protect the wearer in the event of an avalanche.
The Mammut Pro Protection Airbag Pack is said to inflate in just 3 seconds and will (hopefully) keep you as close to the surface as possible so you can escape once the snow settles. In addition to the airbag, it’s also equipped with a variety of features, including a removable snowboard carrier, hydration reservoir sleeve, padded shoulder straps, and much more.
For more information on the Mammut Pro Protection Airbag Pack, you can head to REI’s website here. You can also buy one for just under $950 there, which is probably a small price to pay if you’re a high-risk potential avalanche victim. And you can see a few pictures of the item in the gallery up top.