Airbag Info

Airbag Systems 

Visit the new Mammut product offering.

Downloads and User Manuals (look under Manuals and Media)

Lose your owners manual?  View online or download a PDF copy here. 

Airbag 3.0 video instructions (multiple videos on use, re-packing, installing and removing the system)


Video quick-start instructions for the older 2.0-series airbags are available here:
Protection Airbag System video quickstart
Protection Airbag: repacking after deployment
Protection Airbag: Removing the airbag
Cartridge Data Sheet (North American 207 bar refillable)

Warranty and Service Contact

If you have a problem or want your airbag serviced you can contact Mammut here.

Refill Locations

The Mammut air cartridges can be filled to 3000psi with dry breatheable air at most dive and paintball shops using a standard paintball adaptor.  You'll need to bring your own refill kit (gasket and cover plate) most times.  You may call 800-451-5127 ext.1 to speak to a customer service representative to find refill options near you.  If your shop would like to become a Mammut authorized refill center please contact us through this site.  **For travelling with an airbag, see information below.

 

Cartridge Refill Instructions (English, French and German)

Refilling is a relatively simple operation that takes only a few minutes, but certain guidelines need to be followed.   Click the link for detailed instructions.

Travelling with Airbags 

Compressed gas cartridges are regulated differently in different countries.  If your travels don’t involve the USA, you'll want a copy of the Cartridge Data Sheet and IATA Table which can be found under "Flying with an Avalanche Airbag" HERE so you can carry it on properly. If you are travelling by air you should check the regulations and make arrangements to have your cartridge filled or rent one at your destination well ahead of your departure.  Rental makes travelling by air in the US easier.  There is a network of locations in Europe, and a pilot program in North America. Rental stations may be found at the Mammut dealer locator--select your country and destination town, then filter for Cartridge Rental under the "services" tab at the Mammut Dealer Locator link.

NOTE:  If there isn't a rental location near your destination, several retailers can SHIP rental airbag cartridges to your destination so it's waiting for you when you arrive--this eliminates flying with the cartridge or dealing with it on a tight time schedule.  Tahoe Mountain Sports  (866-891-9177) or Snobigdeal (877-766-9244) offer this service in the US .

The TSA requirements for traveling within or through the US are here:
"Except for personal medical oxygen cylinders, you can only carry an EMPTY compressed gas cylinder on board a plane. To be permitted (in either carry-on or checked baggage), it must be clearly visible to the Transportation Security Officer (TSO) that the cylinder is empty. Personal oxygen is permitted if the regulatory valve has not been tampered with or removed.
Unless being used for personal medical oxygen, the gas cylinder regulator valve must be completely disconnected from the cylinder (in other words, the cylinder has an open end that allows the TSO to visually inspect the cylinder). TSOs will NOT remove the seal or regulator valve from the cylinder. If the gas cylinder is sealed (the regulator valve is still attached) and not required for personal medical oxygen, the gas cylinder is prohibited, regardless of the reading on the pressure gauge indicator...

Even if an item is generally permitted, it may be subject to additional screening or not allowed through the checkpoint if it triggers an alarm during the screening process, appears to have been tampered with, or poses other security concerns. The final decision rests with TSA on whether to allow any items on the plane."

If you prefer to travel with your cylinder in the USA, the critical first step is to first make sure the tank is EMPTY—you can always practice deploying your airbag without a cartridge to build muscle-memory, but this is a good opportunity to test it “live” while wearing all your ski clothes, etc.  After posting the video ( #absolutealpine ) it’s time to disassemble for travel.  

Mammut uses a metal-to-metal fit so that helps to avoid long-term slow leaks that can occur when the seal is dependent on an O-ring, but this means it must be extremely tight.  Either wrap the rubberized strap that came with your cylinder and place that in a vise and use a wrench to unscrew the valve, OR put the valve in a vise and use a high-quality strap-wrench such as Mcmaster-carr’s model 5378A1 or 5378A31 or similar to loosen the cylinder from the valve.  NEVER put the round cylinder in the vise or you will damage it, and be careful not to bend the gauge. If the strap slips on the smooth aluminum, just put a rubber band around the cylinder and that will allow it to grip.  
Make sure you keep the cylinder and valve clean and free from debris by keeping them in sealed plastic bags, and be careful to pad them from each other and other objects so you don’t damage the aluminum threads. I like to put the valve inside the black plastic protective housing and carry it on, as that’s the most easily damaged part during any potential baggage-handling mishaps.  The cylinder itself needs to go in your checked baggage and the original box is a great protective packaging.  I like to put a note on the outside of the box that reads “cylinder is empty and open for inspection” just to avoid any potential issues with TSA.  When you get to your destination you'll need the portable vise, wrench and the strap to screw it back on tight enough.  

Now fill it up, test it in a glass of water according to the refill instructions to make sure there are no leaks, dry it off and you’re ready to go.

In Canada, Airbag cartridges may be flown with under IATA guidelines the same as in Europe and most of the rest of the world.  Remember, even if your flight originates and ends in a country that observes IATA guidelines, if you have a connection in the US you will need to go through security in the US and will therefore be subject to US travel restrictions.