If you are big on skiing or snowboarding trails prone to avalanches, you owe it to yourself to invest in the North Face Powder Guide ABS Vest. Over a thousand dollars may seem like a lot of cash to shell out for something that you can’t do tricks with and won’t warm you up much, but this revolutionary avalanche safety product could be your saving grace in a moment of extreme disaster. It could single-handedly save your life.
The North Face Powder Guide ABS Vest is equipped with ripcord-operated ABS airbags to improve buoyancy in the event of an avalanche (making rescue more probable) and has a harness system that fastens with an under-the-crotch strap and hip belt to prevent slippage. The vest is made of highly durable bombproof ballistic nylon and features foam back and shoulder panels for added comfort, eight zippered front pockets for storing all your adventure gear, and straps to rig your skis or snowboard on your back and relieve your numb-from-the-cold hands.
This one-of-a-kind piece of survival gear only seems over the top until you’re buried under multiple feet of heavy snow — ready to be rescued.