If you’re big into hardcore skiing and snowboarding or just enjoy a simple life among the mountain goats, you’ll want to take the Avalanche Airbag Pack with you on the mountain. What makes this backpack special are the compressed, Nitrogen inflated airbags. Grab the ABS pull cord on the left strap to initiate the airbags and they will help keep you above the snow. With a 95% success rate in real world use, North Face’s pack could save your life. Some may look at the price and opt to use their water-wings instead; but if you’re a better safe than buried in snow kind of a guy, the price is $1,179. www.thenorthface.com

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