Backcountry skiing's frequently about being light and fast, and you shouldn't have to sacrifice safety to spin dawn-'til-dusk yo-yo laps in your favorite bowl or crush a 10-mile ridge traverse. Just zip the ABS Vario 8 Ultralight Cover onto your ABS Vario or Vario Silver avalanche airbag base unit, load up the essentials, and get to steppin'. The Vario 8's a small, ultralight option designed to hold just the essentials, like snow safety tools (for which it has special internal attachments), lunch, and a puffy. Despite being relatively tiny, it has ski and snowboard carry options, a removable mesh pocket that doubles as a helmet net, and hydration compatibility so you don't have to resort to stuffing snow down your gullet if you get thirsty. Trust us, it'll just make things worse.