Check your Avabag Cartridge Carbon (Ortovox)

  • Arjen
    Arjen op 23 December 2020 · 12:58
    To coincide with the start of the winter season, Ortovox is sending out an urgent reminder to check every Avabag Cartridge Carbon. The mountain sports experts at Ortovox have established that in isolated cases some Avabag Cartridge Carbon models may lose pressure.

    Under unfavorable conditions, this could impair the activation force of the Avabag airbag system.

    Loss of pressure can be reliably identified as part of the weight check that is essential before any use of the system.

    To rule out any risk, Ortovox is renewing its safety notice to coincide with the start of the touring season, stressing that it is imperative to check the weight of the Avabag Cartridge Carbon before each use of the Avabag airbag backpack. A detailed description of how to check the weight of a cartridge can be found in the instruction manual supplied with every Avabag airbag backpack and at

    If the weight check shows that there is no pressure loss, the cartridge can continue to be used without concern. Cartridges demonstrating loss of pressure can be replaced at a specialist dealer.

    All information and instructions on how to check your own cartridge can be found on the Ortovox website by following this link The Ortovox service team can be contacted by sending an email to

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