Airbag backpacks – active avalanche protection

Karel Sýkora, Vladimír Michalička, Robert Dlouhý


This article focuses on airbag systems of backpacks as the only active avalanche device. It analyses current knowledge based on literature review. The goal is the summarization and clarification of this field on the basis of numerous surveys and case interpretations. In addition, it also focuses on current state of the onmarket airbag systems. We assume that our results will be used for next surveys and for improvement of the recent findings.


APA Citation

Sýkora, K., Michalička, V., & Dlouhý, R. (2015). Airbag backpacks – active avalanche protection. Journal of Outdoor Activities, 9(2), 32–39.

Additional Information

Date: April 1, 2015