The Snowpulse Lite 35 offered the best trauma protection of any pack, and was the lightest pack we tested, though it was also the most expensive and the pack itself lags its competitors a bit in quality.
The engineering of the Wary 33’s airbag system is best in of this year’s airbags. It’s simple, solid, dependable, and abuse-ready. The backpack itself is a fully-featured, well-organized all-day ski touring pack with a bomber construction.
As the second-lightest and most stripped-down avy pack in our test, the Mammut Light R.A.S. 30 is good option for those seeking to save every ounce they can. In order to save weight, Mammut skimps on a few features many backcountry users might appreciate.