Monday, December 5, 2016

Batteries for Pulse Barrvyox & Element Barryvox

One of the questions we get frequently is about which batteries to use in Pulse Barryvox and Element Barryvox beacons.  Originally, Mammut recommended using Duracell Ultra batteries.  We made this recommendation because those specific batteries were widely available globally, were of reasonably good quality and exhibited acid leakage less than others, and seemed to be consistent in battery life from lot to lot.  However, several things have happened:
This image shows 2, AAA LR03 alkaline batteries with different-shaped negative terminals

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Refilling airbag cylinders with the Hill MK4 high pressure hand pump

It’s official!  Many of our customers asked about whether it was OK to use a high-pressure air pump to refill our airbag cylinders. Of course you can still have your cylinder refilled at most dive shops and many paintball shops, but if your travels take you to locations where refill is difficult or if your schedule is tight this could be a hassle. After testing, Mammut is recommending the Hill MK4 air pump to refill our airbag cylinders in such circumstances. 

The Hill MK4 high pressure hand pump can be used to refill Mammut airbag cartridges

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Mammut airbag cylinders available in Japan!

Mammut airbag cylinders are now available in Japan!  The Mammut carbon cylinder, a lightweight version that is also available in Europe, has recently been certified by the Japanese government and will be sold and can be rented in Japan for visiting riders.  This is great news for anyone who wants to visit this destination with their Mammut airbag.

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Mammut's Light Removable Airbag 3.0--the one-pack lightweight backcountry quiver

With the interest around our new much lighter and smaller 3.0 avalanche airbag system, interest in our light weight pack styles has increased.  In particular, because the new 3.0 system packs are so much smaller and so much lighter than before, the Light Removable Airbag, a 30l pack designed for backcountry skiing and riding, has received some extra attention, and with that have come questions about what features it has.  For anyone looking for info, here's a detailed look at this particular pack.

The Light Removable Airbag 3.0, here in use by split-boarder and Mammut product Manager Micha Vollmer in the Swiss alps, is as good a one-pack quiver as we have for lightweight  backcountry tours.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

New Mammut Airbag 3.0 System and Packs: A complete rundown

The leaves are just starting to turn color here and the first snowfalls have landed in the high country!  With that in mind, I wanted to put some information together on our new Airbag 3.0 as people start looking toward the winter season.  Mammut will begin delivering the new Airbag 3.0 system and backpacks to retailers during late September and early October of 2016.  In addition to being much lighter weight and more compact, the new airbags contain several improvements over the previous versions.  Now that a couple of sneak-peek product reviews have been published some people have had questions on exactly what the differences are compared to the previous version, and I want to answer those questions that have come up and provide some more detailed info.  If you've been shopping for a new airbag or are following the technology, this article is for you!

 
The new Mammut Airbag 3.0 system is much lighter & smaller and has numerous other improvements

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Snow and Avalanche Workshop Schedule

For the coming winter season Mammut is continuing to support the various snow and avalanche workshops being offered throughout the United States. The workshops are valuable opportunities to expand your knowledge of the the avalanche phenomenon, stay current on avalanche safety protocols, see new manufactures equipment, and see friends in the avalanche community. Below is a list of the various Snow and Avalanche Workshops being held this Autumn around the United States. Mammut will be present at most of these events. Please stop by to see the new RAS and PAS 3.0 Airbag line. We have gone to great lengths to reduce weight and have many new models out. Firmware updates and Testing for Pulse Barryvox will be available as well.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Care and Feeding of your Mammut Air Cylinder

Avalanche airbag packs are expensive and they are life-saving equipment, so it's important to maintain them and treat them properly.  The air cylinders are pretty simple things, but a few guidelines and things to be aware of are helpful.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Fleet Management tools and solutions for professional organizations


Sprinkled throughout Mammut’s info about our avalanche transceivers is the phrase “fleet management”.  Many people, including some who manage a fleet of beacons, are not familiar with this term, even though they are already doing it in one form or another.  Hopefully anyone who owns and manages a fleet of avalanche transceivers is already keeping an inventory of what they have, knows when they were purchased, is regularly verifying the equipment is up to date and safe to use, and is aware of and keeping track of any problems—this is Fleet Management. 
The W-Link Adaptor fleet-management tool, pictured with a Pulse Barryvox Transceiver

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Polar Ski Guide Todd Offenbacher Returns From The Antarctic Peninsula.



Mammut Ambassador Todd Offenbacher recently returned from his fourth trip to the Antarctic Peninsula--a unique trip that combines extremely remote ski objectives with incredible decadence aboard the 99 meter icebreaker, The Sea Adventurer. No other trip in the world compares to skiing in this polar environment aboard a floating hotel.