About Black Diamond Equipment Avalung Bandit 11L Backpack
Closeouts. Increase your peace of mind when skiing or snowboarding in the backcountry with an AvaLung-equipped Bandit backpack from Black Diamond Equipment. Unique system provides a breathing mouthpiece stored inside the shoulder strap, designed to allow unobstructed breathing in the event you become trapped under the snow.
Exhaust vapors exit through a port in the lower back side
Lightweight, low profile pack with hydration sleeve
Reviewed by Abe from Park City, UT on Thursday, December 5, 2013
I liked the idea of a compact backcountry avalung pack but this design is just too small. Put your climbing skins in the bottom (which you have to do) the essentials, probe, shovel, snack, water supply ect. BARELY can be crammed in. Forget the extra base layer or other tools the pack is just too small. Also it is very difficult to strap on skis on the back of a pack this small, it didn't help that the little strap for securing ski broke immediately before I even attached ski but that is a separate issue. If you are going on backcountry adventure (which is where you need an avalung, you want a lot more space than this go with a bigger pack like the Covert unless you are a very serious minimalist
Reviewed by MarkMc from Boulder CO on Thursday, January 27, 2011
An easier and better way of having an avalung without having a separate piece on your person. I won't take a hydration bladder into the backcountry in the winter unless it is insulated. The BD avalung packs do a great job of keeping the water flowing and allowing you to feel organized. I've never had to use the avalung in an emergency situation but they do work.