PRLog (Press Release)
- Dec. 21, 2013 - CHEYENNE, Wyo. --
OutdoorGearLab.com published the results today of the 2013 Editor's Choice awards for best avalanche airbags. OutdoorGearLab reviewers tested fourteen of the most popular products in the following categories; comfort, weight, special features, downhill performance, backcountry utility and of course, their airbag system. Testing occured mostly at Thompson Pass and Valdez, Alaska and in the British Columbia. Read the full comparative review: http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/
The winners are:
ABS Vario 30 http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/
Vario-30 winner of the 2013 Editor's Choice award. According to Gear Editor Ian Nicholson, "The Vario 30's design was our overall favorite for backcountry utility. It's a do it all pack ready to excell on any day tour or excursion where a smaller pack is more ideal."
The North Face Patrol 24 ABS http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Avalanche-Airbag-Reviews/Th...
winner of the 2013 Top Pick award. Gear Editor Nicholson reports, "This product won for combining the twin ABS airbag system with an awesome lightweight pack. It's our favorite airbag design. It's easy to use and designed very well. It also has some great features like a tuck away ski carrying system and a big safety gear pocket."
The Ortovox Tour 32 + 7 ABS Pack http://www.outdoorgearlab.com/Avalanche-Airbag-Reviews/Or...
also won the 2013 Top Pick award. Nicholson says,"The Tour 32 has great suspension and support. It has a ton of features and would be great for single or multi day tours. It's capacity can be increased by 7 liters, hence its name, by unzipping it."
Mammut Light Protection is also winner of the 2013 Top Pick award. Gear Editor Nicholson declares, "This is one of our favorites for multi day adventures. It's extremely light and has a very cool adjustable length back frame. The PAS airbag system we think is the second best system available."
Backcountry Access Float 32 wins the 2013 Best Buy award. This award is goes to the contender that recieves both a high test score balanced with a reasonable price. Gear Editor Nicholson explains,"It's light, excellently designed and has the biggest volume of all of the packs we tested. Its cool features like the best ski carrying system we tested and foggle pocket lined with fleece are awesome but the best part is that it costs on average a few hundred dollars less than its competition."
OutdoorGearLab LLC is a company headquartered in Cheyenne, Wyoming dedicated to creating world’s best outdoor gear reviews. The company’s website is a free resource for people who love the outdoors and participate in activities such as hiking, climbing, backpacking, and camping. The company performs side-by-side testing of outdoor gear and publishes the results in comparative reviews. Each product is scored across a range of weighted categories, competing products are ranked, and awards are provided to top performing products.