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ABS Vario 40L

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Availability: In stock

As low as: $859.99

Price as configured: $859.99

Quick Overview

Available in size Large or Small
Large recommended for individuals 5'7" or taller.

Actual Weight with Canister = 7.60 lbs
Full Avalanche Airbag Weight Comparison

Recommended Use
Extended Day Trip, Touring
Understand How ABS Airbags Work
What to do in the event of an avalanche

*OPTIONAL* System Test Deposit
You may purchase a "Test" canister for a deposit; upon returning the empty canister to SnowBigDeal you will receive a full refund of your deposit. You must return the empty cartridge and a copy of your receipt within 30 days of purchase to receive your deposit refund. 

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Price as configured: $859.99


40L Zip-On Attachment

Zip-on pack for pros with a packed volume of 40 liters for multi-day tours - with practical side mount for skis and fastening for two ice axes.

It features:

  • Ski mount on the side for comfort when carrying
  • Snowboard and snowshoe mount
  • Stable fastening for two ice axes
  • Extra emergency compartment for instant access to shovel and probe
  • SOS label with international emergency numbers
  • Hydrobag kompatibel
  • Practical pockets for valuables
  • Helmet mount, can be securely tucked away
  • Spacious top flap compartment
  • Side zip for quick, easy access to the main compartment
  • Possibility of lateral compression
  • Waterproof zips

The Zip-On 40 can easily be attached to the Vario Base Unit with TwinBag system.


Vario Base Unit

The Vario Base Unit with ABS® TwinBag system is TÜV certified (German Technical Control Board) and designed to withstand the enormous forces that occur during an avalanche.

  • The entire ABS carrying system – e.g. shoulder strap, hip strap, chest strap and leg strap – meets the TÜV requirements for extreme operational demands (PPE guidelines 89/686 EEC)
  • Height-adjustable chest strap
  • Outstanding fit and comfort
  • Integrated leg strap
  • ABS TwinBags with a volume of 170 l
  • Easy attachment of different packs (15, 18, 25 and 40 l) by means of a zip. Load capacity 80 kg.
  • Two different back sizes S and L: Back length up to 19.3 inches or 49 cm = S / Back length from 18.1 inches or 46 cm = L

Vario Base Unit + Vario Zip-On Attachment

Weight: 2.7 kg (5.9 lbs) without cartridge
Pack Volume: 40 litres (2,440 cu in)
Colors: Red/Gray, Black/Orange

* The shovel and probe can be carried inside the bag
* Skis can be attached vertically or diagonally left and right
* Snowboard and snowshoes can be attached vertically
* Hydrobag compatible
* Detachable helmet holder
* Detachable mesh pocket offers additional storage for skins, crampons, etc.
* Use of very light materials. All attachment loops can be detached
* Easy docking to the Vario Base Unit with YKK-zipper
* Ergonomic hip belt with pocket
* Airstripes back system with foam padding and breathable mesh material
* Excellent fit and wearing comfort
* Infinitely adjustable chest strap
* One integrated leg strap
* New airbag form with 170 litres (6.0 cu ft) buoyancy volume

NOTE: ABS canisters can only be shipped to the U.S. and Canada.  Customers outside North America, please select "No Canister" since we cannot ship the canister to you.

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