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FS: ABS Avalanche Rescue Devices Vario 18 Ultralight Avalanche Airbag Pack, brand-new

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Brand-new in the box, never worn or used.  Size small for up to 19.3-inch back length.  (ABS doesn't have a medium size, just "small/med" and "med/large".)

*** This pack INCLUDES a nitrogen cylinder dated 2/4/13 and trigger handle.***

• ABS system features two strong, lateral, nylon and PVC airbags for double the protection, unhindered sight and movement, and large 170L buoyancy volume

• ABS carrying system is comprised of shoulder straps, adjustable hip and chest straps, and anchoring leg loop; it’s TUV-certified for extreme use

• Progressive pneumatic-pyrotechnic release activates system—quick pull of the handle, using very little force, quickly inflates the system

• Canister (included, but empty) uses compressed nitrogen for performance at low temperatures

• Nylon construction is durable and strong

• Padded, foam back structure with breathable mesh reduces strain and fatigue and improves comfort

• Weighs 5lb 4oz (without cartridge); volume capacity is 18L; carrying capacity is 175lb

• Ergonomic hip-belt carries the load in comfort; belt has pocket for easy access to essentials

• Main compartment is top-accessible via horizontal zip for quick get-in-and-grabs

• Skis secure vertically or diagonally; snowboard or snowshoes secure vertically

• Detachable helmet holder for easy access, when you need it

• Detachable mesh pocket offers additional storage for frequently accessed or wet and snowy gear

• Detachable carrying loops secure all your alpine tools, when you need them

• Hydrobag-compatible so you can use your system and stay quenched

• Two vertical front pockets with water-resistant zippers

• 19.3-inch maximum (size S) back length

• Base unit and cover attached securely with YKK zipper and stabilizing straps

• MSRP: $1,069.95

Actual photos of item for sale:



High-res: http://www.dirtimage.com/forsale/abs-ultralight18-fhr.jpg



High-res: http://www.dirtimage.com/forsale/abs-ultralight18-rhr.jpg

$620 shipped with emptied nitrogen cylinder and trigger (shipment of a charged cylinder would require an expensive Hazardous Materials fee) to lower 48 states.

You can have the bottle refilled and the trigger recharged for around $30 at shops that service ABS packs.

Or pick up pack with a full nitrogen cylinder just north of Los Angeles, if you're local. 

(Also willing to sell the base ABS unit without the green Vario 18 pack for $550 shipped, if you have a different size Vario pack in mind.)
Edited by 1000oaks - 2/16/14 at 7:16am
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Edited post & lowered price.

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Bumperoo

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Buyer fell through, available again.

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$620 shipped.
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