ABS, standing for ‘Avalanche Balloon Secutem,’ specializes in high-quality avalanche protection gear. The innovative ABS backpacks are built to ensure safe touring expeditions, create inspiring outdoor experiences, and above all, save lives. In the case of an avalanche, the special ABS airbags included in the backpacks are released and fill out with gas, reducing significantly the risk of getting buried under the snow. The German brand’s selection also includes convenient ABS first aid kits for the treatment of smaller scratches and injuries on the slopes.
The idea for an avalanche backpack was born in the 1970s when a forest ranger stayed on the surface of the snow while carrying bagged game on his shoulders. An enthusiastic skier and entrepreneur Peter Aschauser acquired the patent for the backpacks in the 1980s, and the first fully functional ABS avalanche backpack was created in 1985.
With advanced and revolutionary ABS avalanche backpacks, you will be able to explore mountain nature and fresh powder snow with peace of mind.