The Black Diamond JetForce Tour utilizes the rapid-discharging, capacitor-based Alpride E1 system, which is a new innovation in airbag pack technology. Featuring a fully-electronic, turbine-based fan system powered by supercapacitors, the JetForce Tour is cartridge free, making travel easy, & it charges via a micro USB & two AA batteries.
The system is compact & simple to use, with a single on/off switch & blinking status indicator lights that can be visibly checked from the outside of the pack while being worn. The pack’s mechanical deploy trigger can be switched from shoulder to shoulder for customized preference, & once the pack is deployed, two AA batteries will recharge the capacitors in less than one hour while in the field.
The pack features a dedicated avalanche safety pocket, which stows a shovel handle, probe & shovel blade perfectly. The spacious main compartment stores the sleek Alpride E1 system & is easily accessible with a 3/4 length zipper that gives the pack a convenient, front-loading design. At 26-liters, there’s plenty of room to stash extra layers, food, water & emergency gear. The comfortable hip-belt features a stash pocket & also comes with a standard leg-loop to keep the pack from being pulled overhead in the case of an avalanche.