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The North Face Powder Guide ABS Vest
The North Face Powder Guide ABS Vest

The North Face Powder Guide ABS Vest


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The ultimate ski/board vest with built-in ABS Avalanche Airbag System.

Originally designed to meet the demands of hardworking ski patrollers, this vest enables skiers/riders to carry all essentials for excursions without a pack. Constructed with bombproof, ballistic nylon, this vest fits over the wearer’s shell and features a collection of purpose-built carrying systems and pockets that provide secure and balanced weight distribution for avalanche gear and skis/board. ABS system integrated for quick deployment in emergency situations, with an activation pull handle within each reach that deploy an air canister to expose two integrated, high-volume airbags that keep you on the surface of the avalanche and speeds rescue due to visibility of the airbags.

  • ABS avalanche airbag system integrated for quick deployment
  • ABS air canister pocket
  • Air bag deployment pockets
  • Leg/body harness system
  • Water resistant
  • Recco® avalanche rescue reflector
  • Adjustable side panels
  • Zip chest pockets
  • Vertical zip pocket with internal goggle and stash pocket
  • Four horizontal zip pockets
  • dual vertical zip pockets
  • Probe pocket
  • Shovel handle pocket (shovel not included)
  • Exterior shovel head holder
  • External snowboard/ski straps
  • Waist strap compression
  • One canister included for practice deployment purposes only. Additional canisters available for purchase.
  • Recipient of the 2012 Gear of the Show award from Outside Magazine, presented at the annual Outdoor Retailer show

    Avg Weight: 1145 g (40.39 oz)
    Center Back: 26"
    FabricBody: 315D airbag taffeta, 840D ballistic woven, side panels: mesh, shovel holder: 300D tarpaulin, lining: taffeta, shoulders/back panel: Polyurethane (PU) foam
    Guarantee: Lifetime Warranty
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