FALL/WINTER 2018/19 // MISSION AVALANCHE SAFETY – THE NEW LINE R.A.S. 20l/30l
AS OF WINTER 2018/19, EVOC WILL BE COMBINING THE FUNCTIONALITY AND COMFORT OF THEIR LINE SERIES WITH THE SAFETY PERFORMANCE OF THE REMOVABLE AIRBAG SYSTEM FROM MAMMUT: THE BRAND-NEW LINE R.A.S. WITH INTEGRATED COMPARTMENT FOR THE MAMMUT R.A.S. 3.0 UNIT IS THE VERSATILE AVALANCHE AIRBAG BACKPACK FOR A PERFECT DAY IN WAIST-DEEP SNOW. WHETHER IT’S TOURING OR FREERIDING – TWO VOLUME VERSIONS (20 L AND 30 L) MAKE THE LINE R.A.S. YOUR 100% RELIABLE PARTNER ON SNOWY MOUNTAINS.
Weighing only 1 kg, the lightweight and flexible airbag unit can be integrated in the strap system of the mesh pocket in the backpack’s main compartment in no time at all. The sewn-in operating and folding instructions make this even easier. A Velcro cover protects the chest zip at the top of the backpack without restricting its functionality. This means the backpack can also be used all year round, without the R.A.S. unit. For best possible handling in case of an emergency the release handle on the shoulder strap is fixed in the perfect position according to the wearer’s body height. In addition, a foldaway zip prevents accidental closing of the opening for the handle.
To ensure that the cartridge does not twist, it is stowed and fixed in a separate pocket in the backpack’s interior. This pocket is designed to accommodate both European carbon cartridges as well as refillable US-American aluminium cartridges. There is an additional avalanche safety compartment for shovel and probe (including an emergency plan) in the main compartment of the 20-litre version, and in a separate compartment on the 30-litre backpack. It goes without saying that this LINE model is also equipped with the obligatory leg loop, safety closure on the waist strap and reinforced aluminium buckles on the shoulder straps.
OPTIMUM CARRYING COMFORT GUARANTEED
A brand-new and convenient feature of the LINE backpack range is the quick access option to the main compartment via the back section which can be folded down completely. This allows you to see and organise everything inside. We’ve also developed an innovative drinking tube especially for this purpose. The hydration bladder pocket is positioned on the inside of the pack’s back section, and the shoulder strap with drinking tube exit is insulated.
The extra-wide hip wings of the LINE R.A.S. feature large integrated zip pockets that are easy to access and can be closed securely. They offer additional space for your smartphone, energy bars or other small necessities without bulking out the pack. Just like the shoulder straps, the hip wings literally “grow out” of the backpack. The bionic connection ensures not only better weight distribution onto the hips but also EVOC’s signature BODY-HUGGING effect: The ergonomic NEUTRALITE carrying system adapts to the wearer’s torso to make the backpack become one with the rider. This results in exceptional carrying comfort associated with a feeling of being hugged by the backpack, as well as a stable position of the pack while riding downhill. In addition, the straps incorporate soft elastic padding to further reduce pressure points.
EQUIPPED FOR ANY MISSION
To live up to the reputation of LINE products as compact, ultimate all-rounders, the LINE R.A.S. offers a multitude of extras: a fleece-lined goggle pocket, a separate map pocket, helmet holder and detachable snowboard fixation straps, to name but a few. All new: For the first time, skis can now be fixed on the backpack diagonally so that they don’t interfere with the avalanche airbag. The 30-litre version also includes an ice axe strap.
We’ve optimised the pack’s ventilation system by adding horizontal ventilation channels to the back panel. This way air can escape towards the sides even when the backpack is worn very closely to the body. Moisture-wicking materials make for a dry wearing feel even when the going gets tough and sweat builds up.
Use of an extremely abrasion-resistant outer material (N420/D PU coated) as well as new, sturdy, durable and lightweight attachments, which can be operated very easily even with gloves on, make the LINE R.A.S. particularly hard-wearing – also in precarious situations. Our exceptionally lightweight all-rounders for a perfect day in the pow come in two sizes (20 l and 30 l), in two new colour options each.
Available in stores from Fall 2018.
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