Been steering clear of the safety of an airbag or balloon pack because of the extra weight and limited storage capacity?
The Black Diamond JetForce UL solves that problem by utilizing the Alpride 2.0 cartridge system and tucking it all away, leaving plenty of room for your gear.
The Alpride 2.0 system uses two small canisters (similar to what you'd carry to fix a flat on your bike ride) that will inflate the 150 liter airbag in around five seconds. These canisters are sealed, so you can bring them on your next overseas adventures, and both weigh only 440g. The weight of the entire pack and airbag system is only 1991g.
The 26 liter pack has a dedicated avalanche tool pocket, and the airbag trigger can be stowed on either your left or your right side. The ever-important leg strap is retractable so you can get it out of the way when it's not necessary.
When the slope gets steep, strap your skis on your pack diagonally, which still allows for full airbag deployment, pull your helmet from the supplied harness, and detach your axe from the piolet carry strap. Whether you're shredding deep powder or booting up that frozen couloir in May, this pack has your bases covered.
The pack is made from Dynex Ripstop and is available in black and in two sizes: S/M or M/L.
Total weight of pack plus airbag and canisters: 1991g (4.39 lbs)