The 1980’s gave way to the first avalanche airbag – the ABS (Avalanche Balloon Secutem) system was created by skier and entrepreneur Peter Aschauer after a first-hand avalanche experience. Since then ABS has consistently innovated airbags – from the twin-bags system to the zip-on systems and more, ABS has been at the forefront of avalanche technology. Once deployed your airbag is filled with compressed nitrogen gas, a purer gas with a quicker expansion rate. Concerned not only by safety but by usability as well ABS offers customization of storage space with their innovative zip-on attachments that allow users to change storage size by simply zipping off a pack and then zipping another one on. SnowBigDeal was proud to be the first in the United States to offer ABS Avalanche Airbags and we are still proud today to offer these great packs at great prices. Have questions about ABS avalanche airbag backpacks or ABS airbags? Read our article Avalanche Gear Guide for more information or give us a call at 1-877-SNOW-BIG and we’ll help you out.