Black Diamond Bandit with Avalung Winter Pack

Priced: $107.97 Rated:   - 5 stars out of 5 by 8 reviews.
Black Diamond Bandit with Avalung Winter Pack
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Black Diamond Bandit with Avalung Winter Pack -
The Black Diamond Bandit Avalung Pack does something that other yo-yo packs don't—it helps you breathe under the snow if you're caught in an avalanche. An intake box in the Bandit's shoulder strap pulls fresh air from the snow pack, while your exhaled CO2 gets directed away from your body through an exhaust port at the lower side of this Seth Morrison pro-model pack. Before each run, test the breathing tube on the Bandit to make sure the airway is clear.


  • An insulated hydration sleeve ensures your water doesn't freeze

Weather and Wind:

  • When you're trapped under the snow, the AvaLung extends your fresh-air supply from roughly 15 minutes to 58 minutes, which increases your odds of being dug out alive


  • Freeskier Magazine selected the Bandit as an Editor's Pick
  • Diagonal ski or horizontal snowboard carry for when you need to hike
  • This pack holds a shovel, probe, and a little water, ideal for short backcountry tours
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Note:These packs have been inspected and are not included in the 2010 Black Diamond AvaLung Pack Recall

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Black Diamond Bandit with Avalung Winter Pack Reviews:

Positive Reviews:

I ski Jackson Hole Mountain Resort and this is an ideal pack for the Tetons with all the slackcountry off JHMR & Teton Pass. It is fairly simplistic for day trips, basically it has room for your probe, skins, shovel, & few extra items. It is lightweight & does not feel bulky.
The only con is the smaller size, I upgraded to the medium sized Black Diamond Corvert Avalung pack that I got a deal I could not pass up on. I loved the Bandit pack, it was all I really needed for JHMR slackcountry. However, on trips with more length of hiking/skinning (like Grand Teton Nat'l park for example) it was hard to squeeze in extra supplies into the pack.
If you just wanna do just shorter bc or slackcountry trips this pack for you. This is an ideal to have for a mtn with a lot of slackcountry options.

Todd Kehoe at on 10/08/2011

Perfect fit, really comfortable. Bought it to have some ava-safety and to eliminate size of my Deuter Freerider 26, which feels bulky on sidecountry trips.
The only complain I have for the momemt - I hate when straps are not fixed after adjustment. All straps (shoulder, waist) have about 30cm of hovering belts, and I was surprised when have not found fixes for at least waist straps. Will need to find out the best way to add them.

vit4169315 at on 05/14/2012

This is a nice light weight pack and the ski carry is wide enough for any ski you can find. Even with the avalung it is very light. I cant fit my old shovel in it any where so if I want to keep it I will have to get a smaller shovel. I think the only one that will fit is the quick draw shovel made by BD.

Conan at on 05/06/2012

I love this pack for small tours and for little trips out of the resort because it holds the load really nicely on your back so that it skis lighter than it really is. Only caution is that it certainly is a small pack, so it requires a little tetris to get skins, trekkers, and other gear in there.

Cody Barnhill at on 03/25/2010

Got this pack for a little more piece of mind in avy-prone areas. Fits nicely, can fit quite a lot inside. Doesn't feel too bad on the lifts, but still pushes you a little off. Haven't had to use the avalung yet, thank goodness. Great pack!

Alex at on 06/06/2013

Got this model for my wife who does not like big and bulky packs - sits real well while snowboarding and the avvy feature just adds up to make this a great pack for the snow.

DEON NORTJE at on 03/06/2012

Great Pack! Use it for days on the resort while ducking under ropes. Enough to carry the bare essentials (Avy poles, shovel, couple extra layers, and snacks). Minimalist option, great construction, hardly notice it's there.

Will Parrett at on 01/05/2012

Neutral Reviews:

Very light and and great for day trips. If you over load it it flops around pretty bad, the waist strap could be a little more secure, and the clips could be a litter bigger and easier to use with gloves.

Conan at on 03/20/2013