Flying with an avalanche airbag:
In general, it is possible to transport Mammut and Snowpulse avalanche airbags by air. The pressure cartridges used in avalanche airbags are classed as hazardous goods. Special regulations therefore apply if you wish to carry them with you on a flight. On the other hand, Mammut and Snowpulse airbag backpacks, and the individual airbag systems, can be transported without any problem. Transportation of the pressure cartridges is governed by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). In normal circumstances, individuals are not permitted to carry hazardous goods on board an aircraft. However, airbag pressure cartridges are covered by a special IATA regulation permitting one cartridge per person. These special regulations are recorded in the IATA Table 2.3A
Avalanche airbags and cartridges may be transported (Cartridge Non-Refillable 300 Bar Steel, Carbon Cartridge Non-Refillable 300 Bar, Cartridge Refillable 207 Bar Alu) subject to the following conditions: – One avalanche airbag and one cartridge per person – The pressure cartridge must be filled with Class 2.2 gas (all Mammut/Snowpulse cartridges are filled with Class 2.2 gas) – The pressure cartridge may not be transported separately from the avalanche airbag. The cartridge must be transported in the avalanche airbag compartment provided. – It must be packed in a manner that prevents accidental activation (cartridge must not be screwed into the airbag system) – The airbag must be fitted with a pressure release valve (all Mammut/Snowpulse airbag systems are fitted with a pressure release valve) – The airline›s approval is required – The avalanche airbag and cartridge may be carried in hand baggage or as checked-in baggage.
Before booking your flight, inform the airline operator that you plan to take a cartridge on board. Send the airline the appropriate cartridge data sheet in advance, together with the extract from the IATA Table 2.3A
We recommend transporting the avalanche airbag as checked-in baggage. Before doing this, place the cartridge in the avalanche airbag compartment provided. Screw for the protective cap onto the cartridge before transporting it. Insert the cartridge with a printout of the cartridge data sheet and IATA-2.3A table. IMPORTANT: Despite the IATA’s approval, any airline operator is entitled to refuse to transport the cartridge.
|Specifications for Flip Removable Airbag 3.0:|
|External dimension (w x d xh):||25,5 x 21 x 54 cm|
|Removable hip belt:||No|
|Hydration system compatible:||Yes|
|Hydration system included:||No|
|Panel loading/Front loading:||Yes|