ActiveJunky.com – Featuring Kode ABS – February 5, 2014 – Osprey Packs Press
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ActiveJunky.com – Featuring Kode ABS – February 5, 2014

The 2014 Winter Outdoor Retailer just wrapped up in Salt Lake City—a mad deluge of gear porn where the world’s top manufacturers show off the latest and greatest product to hit retailers’ shelves next season.  With more than 1,000 participants spread throughout the 515,000-square foot Salt Palace Convention Center, the whole thing can hit like an avalanche. But as the dust settles, we can now reflect back on ten items that we’re excited to see next year…

Some manufacturers like Black Diamond and Mammut have gone all in by creating their own backpacks with avalanche airbags, but Osprey has taken a decidedly more humble—and perhaps much more economically savvy—tact. Rather than reinventing the airbag, the fall 2014 versions of their Kode ski packs will be fully compatible with ABS airbag systems that are already on the market. This means you can use the 22- or 42-liter packs as a stand-alone when hiking or resort skiing, and then zip in an ABS system (which are becoming increasingly easy to rent) directly into the pack when you head into the backcountry…

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