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Scott Patrol E1 AP 30 Supercapacitor Powered Electric Avalanche Airbag

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A bit of product info/spam for those snowHeads who are in the market for an avalanche backpack.

The Product Bit:
The new Scott Patrol E1 AP 30 supercapacitor powered electric avalanche airbag hits the UK shops mid/end this October. I used a sample one last season and I had an additional one at the EoSB that a number of snowHeads tried. I'll also have one with me at the forthcoming snowHeads OktoberTests on the 6th/7th October.

The pack/E1 system is a great bit of kit and I've never had the amount of enquiries for a new product as I have had for this, which is amazing seeing as the new Salomon Shift binding is out soon. Here's the spec:

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http://youtube.com/v/79fSZ63tuPs

- TUV certified
- Alpride E1 supercapacitor powered electric airbag system
- Removeable airbag/system so pack can be used by itself or the airbag/system can be used in a different size pack
- Totally ambidextorous & height adjustable trigger release (so perfect for lefties like me)
- Unrestricted for airline travel or shipping
- 2 x AA batteries gives an 'on the mountain' recharge in less than forty mins to enable a second inflation after repacking the bag
- Unlimited zero cost home practice
- Twenty mins micro USB charging
- Full charge held for three months
- Strong/durable 420D & 210D ballistic polyester 1500 & 1000 W/R construction
- Single handed operated safety buckles on hip & sternum straps
- Emergency whistle on sternum strap
- Waist buckle made from strong aluminium
- Ergonomically shaped back protector
- Fleece lined goggle pocket with exterior access
- Preshaped padded hip strap with safety leg strap, gear loop & pocket
- Inside map pocket with key holder
- Versatile diasy chain gear loops
- A frame or diagonal ski carry system
- Front snowboard carry
- Stow away ice axe/poles carry
- Shovel & probe sleeves
- Hidden hydration sleeve in shoulder strap (ambidextorous)
- SOS label with emergency instructions
- 30L usable volume with compression straps
- Height 60cm x width 28cm x depth 19cm
- Lightweight: Pack 1390g + Alpride E1 system 1280g = 2670g total
- One of the lightest avipacks on the market and over 700g lighter than any other electric powered pack on the market

Note that it's only available for the 18/19 season in the 30 litre (usable) pack size and for 19/20 they'll also be 22 litre and 40 litre versions as well. The 22 litre and 40 litre sizes will be available as a both full pack/E1 system or as a pack only into which your existing E1 system can be transferred in to.

Scott have the sole deal with Alpride on the E1 system for 18/19 so it's envisaged that other pack manufactures might also use the E1 system from 19/20 but nothing has been announced yet.

The Spam Bit:
Ok, yes I sell these, but this is a genuine heads-up to snowHeads that they really are selling like hot cakes and Scott have this morning put out an email to all dealers saying that all the production is now completely sold out and that only dealers that have pre-ordered will get any and that there will be no more this season. And this is without virtually any information about them being available so far and with Scotts planned marketing campaign not starting until the end of October. I've pre-sold all but a couple from my stock order already and all the other Scott dealers have done the same. Luckily I'd already managed to secure a few more to arrive mid/end Nov but that's all.

So if you fancy one my recommendation is to act quickly and hot foot it down to your local Scott dealer (wink) or you'll miss out.
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Anyone interested in buying my used 10 weeks ABS Vario c/w carbon canister (full) to suit back size L, with black/ orange 18L rucksack over, Excellent condition and never deployed (apart from regular test).

I'm keen for the above Scott from Jon if I can sell my ABS for something like decent money.
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Ah hah the canny yorkshireman trapped by the scouse shiny things purveyor again Laughing
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Dave of the Marmottes wrote:
Ah hah the canny yorkshireman trapped by the scouse shiny things purveyor again Laughing

It's not exactly a hard sell to someone who's a sucker for all things shiny Laughing
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@Dave of the Marmottes, Laughing Laughing Nothing at all wrong with ABS but every time I go on holidays it feels like i've got to justify the system to the security at airport despite it being fully approved, the dimwits at security need training, its 2018 not 1988. Great when in the car but i'm flying this season so will leave in St Anton for use there if not sold by then in favour of the scouse purveyors shiny goods. wink
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@spyderjon, Oi.....Thats Mr W not me......i'm more considered, he takes things into stock just in case he ever needs 4 of everything!
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Markymark29 wrote:
@spyderjon, Oi.....Thats Mr W not me......i'm more considered, he takes things into stock just in case he ever needs 4 of everything!

That's a good point well made. I must thank him for single handedly paying off my mortgage!
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OK, question re travel, and forgive the diversion. Is there a capacitor discharge/disable button or charge status as the cap's probably hold a fair whack when charged how long before the airlines class these as potential tazars as I guess it wouldn't take a great deal of effort to make them so?
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@ansta1, IIRC there's not a discharge button but there are charge status lights so it's not a problem travelling with them as you just charge it on arrival.
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@spyderjon, they've been so popular that they sold out before they could set any aside for Scott employees (and families of employees Sad)
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They seem to have missed "Twin Overhead Doubler" out of the catchy name - "Scott Patrol E1 AP 30 supercapacitor powered electric avalanche airbag".
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A pity it hasn't got a flux capacitor, now that would really be something! Toofy Grin
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@Alastair Pink,
Hold on! I'm pretty sure I can see a flux capacitor in there but it looks like most of its function has been replaced by the supercapacitor. Way of the world, I guess. Soon, the good, old reliable fluxies will be completely redundant!
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Alastair Pink wrote:
A pity it hasn't got a flux capacitor, now that would really be something! Toofy Grin


Would you set it to transport you back to before the avi' or forward to after it? Puzzled
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Alastair Pink wrote:
A pity it hasn't got a flux capacitor, now that would really be something! Toofy Grin


Would you have to get in a tuck and hit 88mph before it deployed?
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@stuarth, Laughing
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Had a good look at one last week and now I have a chance to take / test one on my forthcoming Siberian ski touring trip Nov 16 - but I still wonder if I might get travel hassle trying to explain to some Russian exactly what it is and is not and end up having to leave it in Abakan as they'll not let me on the flight with it, after probably having traveled out with it sans issue from UK to Moscow and then onwards to Abakan.

And after nightmare visa issues don't think I need the hassle.
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E1 activation as modelled by Daishan


http://youtube.com/v/MLuAojfEztA
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@spyderjon, what’s the main advantage over a Mammut/ABS?
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@BobinCH, electric for ease of travelling, can be re-deployed several times in the field, more reliable tech and lighter than other electric bags.

Not quite as light as the lightest gas bags though, so if you're not fling with it, might be better to hold off for a season or two for weight and/or price to come down.

Really cool kit though - I was invited to the product launch in Lech last season, and got to test them (and try to keep up with one J Heitz Shocked) - and I think it will be the future of airbags.
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clarky999 wrote:
@BobinCH, electric for ease of travelling, can be re-deployed several times in the field, more reliable tech and lighter than other electric bags.

Not quite as light as the lightest gas bags though, so if you're not fling with it, might be better to hold off for a season or two for weight and/or price to come down.

Really cool kit though - I was invited to the product launch in Lech last season, and got to test them (and try to keep up with one J Heitz Shocked) - and I think it will be the future of airbags.


Thanks for confirming I definitely don’t need one next season!!! Good luck with keeping up with J Heitz - smaller and faster than he looks!
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I took delivery of one of these from @spyderjon. Brought it out to Austria from Heathrow today and got pinged at the security scanner. After a quick discussion with the team was let through. No problems really. Had the instructions handy to explain what the pack was and what the super capacitor does.
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It appears that Blackdiamond are selling their version earlier than expected (in the US at least), as I was just notified via the latest marketing email.

http://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en/jetforce-tour-26-BD681324_cfg.html#start=15
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I can't get the link to work Sad

Edit: The second time worked a lot better. Go figure.
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@Bennyboy1, I’m not sure I would have tried to take one of these as a cabin bag, even though you are allowed to. I’ve always put my Jetforce in my hold bag to avoid the risk of a poorly informed/trained security scanner operator.
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I can't get the link to work Sad

Edit: The second time worked a lot better. Go figure.

It might have been trying to force you back to the EU BD site which doesn’t list it yet, as they seem to be quite territorial Very Happy
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@Markymark29,

still got that airbag for sale?
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