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Black Diamond Halo 28 JetForce Pack Review
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Black Diamond Halo 28 JetForce Pack Review

Black Diamond Halo 28 JetForce Pack Review

The Black Diamond Halo 28 Jetforce Avalanche Pack is unlike any other ski pack thanks to the introduction of Jetforce Technology. Black Diamond's new ski pack technology powers the avalanche airbag inflation via a battery operated, fan-based system opposed to an air cannister system that requires refilling after a few uses. The battery system allows the airbag to inflate four times on a single charge, and recharging the pack is relatively hassle free.

The Halo 28's aribag inflates fully in 3.5 seconds and continues running at 100% for another 5.5 seconds to ensure the bag is full. The fan will continue to run in "maintenance stage" at 50% for another 50 seconds to keep the bag inflated, even in the event of a tear. The airbag will remain deployed for a total of 3 minutes, then it will deflate. The deflation offers an air pocket if the skier is buried under dense snow, and also aids the search for the buried rider.

There are more practical features to this pack as well, including its ability to travel through airports. Most backcountry ski packs operate with a pressurized air cannister which cannot be brought onto planes, but the battery system offered by the Halo 28 can travel right through TSA. 

The number one priority throughout all outdoor pursuits is safety, and when riding in the backcountry, these specialized backcountry ski packs can provide riders with crucial extra minutes in an avalanche and burial. Owning the safety equipment is not enough, skiers and snowboarders must be educated on how to use the equipment, know the snow, and know their surroundings.

Next Adventure offers many clinics throughout the winter on backcountry snow safety and there are many other resources for snow education. Know before you go, have fun, and be safe. Check out all the Black Diamond ski packs and products from Next Adventure.

 

 

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