ASCENT Ortovox
Winter 2016.17

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ASCENT Ortovox <br />Winter 2016.17

The ASCENT series is a line of TECHNICAL, ULTRA-LIGHT SKI TOURING BACKPACKS that are designed to match the simultaneously developed AVABAG system, in every detail. ORTOVOX offers three sizes from 22 to 30 liters, weighing a minimum of 830 grams (total weight including AVABAG system and cartridge: a lightweight 1780 grams).

One reason for the low weight is the use of extremely light but abrasion-resistant materials such as Nylon 100D Robic Ripstop. Another reason was that, when developing this backpack, the focus was on reducing the design down to the essentials: SAFETY and COMFORT. Despite its light weight, the foamed 3D back system is stable and distributes the weight evenly between the hip fins and the padded shoulder straps.

A circular frontal zipper that provides quick access to your equipment, as well as features such as a diagonal ski attachment, an ice axe holder and rope fastening are all obligatory despite the light weight.