Ortovox has announced that, beginning in 2013, the brand will begin adding their own avalanche backpacks to offerings in avalanche emergency equipment. The brand has been building their line of snow related gear including transecievers, shovels and probes, since 1980.
Sportartikel, manufacturers of snow safety products, has entered into a licensing partnership with Ortovox. Based in Munich, Ortovox will now be able to integrate the ABS system into their own backpacks.
The packs will have two airbags that will inflate in a matter of seconds, keeping the user on top of the moving snow of the avalanche and not swept beneath.