Should we call this the “year of the airbag” instead of Year of the Horse? Yeah, I’m paying a bit more attention to China now that we’ve lost our ISPO innocence. But in this case a crazed mechanical designer from France takes the stage. Apparently the UBAK airbag system has been around for a while in various incarnations and business dealings that the developer could only hint at in his excellent but still rapid-fire “Frenglish.” Check it out.
Apparently the UBAK system weighs 2.8 kilos with a bag volume of 100 liters.
WildSnow.com publisher emeritus and founder Lou (Louis Dawson) has a 50+ years career in climbing, backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. He was the first person in history to ski down all 54 Colorado 14,000-foot peaks, has authored numerous books about about backcountry skiing, and has skied from the summit of Denali in Alaska, North America’s highest mountain.