Scott Patrol E1 30 Avalanche Airbag Pack

$979.00 USD $1,100.00
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Description
Over the years avalanche airbag systems have become a must for almost any avid backcountry rider. Nowadays people are taking more risks and pushing the boundary on terrain that should be skied. This isn't saying that it is okay to go send it in avalanche terrain just because of an airbag, but you get that added protection when dealing with any situation in the backcountry. 
Introducing the Alpride E1 System, the E1 has done away with canisters and lithium batteries and introduced a simple lighter weight super-capacitor system that is charged and powered by either a USB port or two AA alkaline batteries. With this adaption of adding two AA batteries you now can get a full charge for simple day use and one time inflation without lugging around those heavy duty lithium batteries. The integration of the super-capacitors allows for infinite chargers without breaking down the components over time, roughly 500,000 charges to be exact. The system is interchangeable through multiple packs that carry the system. This means you can have the option of removing the system for short hikes around and move them between bigger capacity packs when needed. The system by itself comes in at 1280g making it one of the lightest systems you can get. Another big plus side of this pack is the ability to travel with zero restriction because of tanks or lithium batteries. No more searching for a shop to fill your canister or worrying about your pack beneath the plane when flying to the alps.   
 
The AP 30 includes a light, safety waist belt with leg loop, a fleece lined inner pocket, a diagonal ski carry strap system, a separate compartment for avy gear, an ice axe/pole stow strap, and a sternum strap with whistle. The best part of the pack is the supported rear panel that makes for a secure and comfortable fit when hiking and climbing. Granted like any pack the 30 liters may be cut about 5 liter down do to the E1 System but  the interchangeable system will migrate towards bigger packs later down the line. Without the system the pack comes in at 1390g, added together you are looking at 2670g. This system is a game changer and will be the new standard for avalanche safety later down the line. 

Customer Reviews

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Gary Y.

Scott Patrol E1 30 Avalanche Airbag Pack

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Michelle M.
Excellent service

Bag arrived quickly and love it, thanks!

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Scott P.
Back country safety

This gear meets all expectations

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Stephany
E1 Light and Fast

For those that want an airbag pack but are concerned about the functionality, robustness, and weight triangle. The Scott E1 is a great balance of the three. Its not the lightest pack out there but not having to mess with air canisters is a great plus. How many times do you realistically practice deploying your airbag if its a canister? With the E1 you can impress yourself and your friends. The biggest downside to the Scott packs is where the on off switch is located. It's not a deal breaker that it is inside the pack, but it does add an extra step to an already complicated endeavor. The pull tabs on the zippers could be made more robust as well. But these are easily replaced if they wear off.

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Adam
Alpride E1 system is solid, but pack could use some improvements

Pros:
- E1 system is solid. Charges to green in ~20min. Really easy to re-pack after use. Being able to see it work + knowing my repack job is effective makes me more confident in the pack if/when I actually need it.
- Feels true to size @ 30L. I carry probe/shovel, lightweight puffy, shell, 1st aid kit, extra gloves, snacks, water bottle, headlamp, and goggles with no problem. Squeezing in my skins is doable, but a pretty tight fight.
- Fits great for a long torso (I am 6'0", with a 20" back measurement).

Cons:
- Shovel / probe pouch seems a bit short. I have a BD 320 probe and BCA B-1 shovel, and it can be tricky to get them in place without sticking out of the pouch.
- Waist strap is very minimalist - i.e. no padding - I thought this would be a problem, but turns out to not bother me at all.
- Accessing the on/off switch of the E1 is a bit of a pain since you have to reach inside the main pocket to the middle of the pack.

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Adam
Alpride E1 system is solid, but pack could use some improvements

Pros:
- E1 system is solid. Charges to green in ~20min. Really easy to re-pack after use. Being able to see it work + knowing my repack job is effective makes me more confident in the pack if/when I actually need it.
- Feels true to size @ 30L. I carry probe/shovel, lightweight puffy, shell, 1st aid kit, extra gloves, snacks, water bottle, headlamp, and goggles with no problem. Squeezing in my skins is doable, but a pretty tight fight.
- Fits great for a long torso (I am 6'0", with a 20" back measurement).

Cons:
- Shovel / probe pouch seems a bit short. I have a BD 320 probe and BCA B-1 shovel, and it can be tricky to get them in place without sticking out of the pouch.
- Waist strap is very minimalist - i.e. no padding - I thought this would be a problem, but turns out to not bother me at all.
- Accessing the on/off switch of the E1 is a bit of a pain since you have to reach inside the main pocket to the middle of the pack.