Essential & Recommended Avalanche Safety Equipment

This is part one in a series of nine snow avalanche videos, this one covers Avalanche Safety Equipment. Items such as probes, shovels, beacons are essential while snowmobiling in the mountains. So make sure you have what you need and how to use them if needed. Eight more avalanche videos will follow in the next few days. The videos are brought to you by the Canadian Avalanche Center and the Canadian Government.

 

509 Sinister X5 Snowmobile Goggles

509 Sinister X5 Snowmobile Goggles

The 509 Sinister X5 Snowmobile Goggle is the product of several years of tireless improvements, materials sourcing, and an unbreakable drive to develop the absolute best snowmobile goggle in the world. After years of continual goggle research & development, our efforts have lead to what we feel are the biggest breakthroughs in goggle technology that the snowmobile industry has EVER seen. 509 is proud to announce the release of the Sinister X5 and as you will see, there is simply no match in the snowmobile goggle industry.

509 FOG FREE LENS TECHNOLOGY
We have worked closely with the world leaders in optical lens materials and anti-fog technology to develop a proprietary, goggle specific anti-fog treatment. Unlike traditional anti-fog treatments that are simply an applied coating layer, 509 fog free technology is a chemically applied treatment which modifies the lens material’s surface, giving it long lasting anti-fog properties. Where traditional coatings fall short in terms of effectiveness and longevity, 509 fog free technology shines. The advantage of 509’s chemically bonded fog free lens treatment, over traditional anti-fog layer coatings is significant. It’s an advantage you’ll notice on the first day you ride, all the way to the last day of the season.

ITALIAN POLYCARBONATE DUAL LENS
In addition we also tirelessly sourced the most durable, scratch resistant lens materials on the market. In an effort to provide the absolute best optically clear lens on the goggle market, we have teamed up with an industry leading, 165 year old Italian optics lab. Through this exclusive partnership, we’re proud to announce an optically clear, polycarbonate lens that provides an unmatched anti-scratch & durability rating. The 509 advantage of Italian optical quality over our competitors Chinese optical quality is significant. Experience the 509 advantage and see why 509 goggles are the #1 premium snowmobile goggle in the world. From our USA design lab, to our optical partners in Italy, to final lens & goggle assembly in our world leading R&D facility in China, you’ll see why 509 goggles outmatch the competition.

  • X5 PHANTOM FRAME – frame is virtually hidden from your field of view.
  • FOG FREE TECH LENS – Permanent FOG FREE coating on a dual Polycarbonate (PC) anti-scratch lens. Fog proofing & durability like you’ve never seen before.
  • PC DUAL NO SCRATCH LENS
  • OUTRIGGER STRAP SYSTEM – moves the strap mount points forward, giving you a better seal against your face, with evenly applied pressure for that perfect fit.
  • REMOVABLE NOSEMASK – restyled oversized & removable nosemask to keep you warm & comfortable. It’s simply the best nosemask in the game.
  • 2″ WIDE SILICONE LINED STRAP

509 Evolution Helmet

509 Evolution Snowmobile Helmet

509 Evolution Snowmobile Helmets
As you have come to expect from 509, they spare no amount of time or expense when it comes to the visual design of their products. With the release of the 509 Evolution Helmet, 509 has raised the bar of visual design even higher. The 509 Evolution helmet is the first in the industry to feature a snowmobile specific graphics theme. Every graphical element on the helmet was designed with a sledders style in mind. From the numerous snowmobile silhouettes to their famous sled evolution design, 509 designed every element specifically for sledders.

  • Weight: 1460 Grams (3.22 lbs.)
  • Materials: Crafted from durable polycarbonate
  • DOT Safety Rated!
  • 10 ventilation ports (5 intake, 5 exhaust)
  • Removable and washable snap in liner
  • Built in wind guard
  • Tool-less adjustable visor screws
  • Includes 509 Breathbox
  • 1 year Manufacturers Defect Warranty on Helmet and Lifetime Visor Replacement Warranty!

10 Ventilation Ports
Proper ventilation is more important in a snowmobile helmet, than perhaps any other motorsport. 509 helmets include 5 intake vent ports (three in the mouth piece area, two above the eye port) and 5 exhaust port (2 along the bottom, 2 in the middle, 2 along the top). This 10 piece ventilation system provides a continual flow of cool air, providing a constant comfortable temperature while riding. This system keeps you comfortable by continually exhausting any built up warm air through the rear exhaust ports. This also helps prevent goggle fogging.

Wind Guard
The 509 Evolution helmet comes standard with a built in flexible rubber wind guard. This sleek guard provides an added level of wind protection. In combination with a set of 509 goggles, this wind guard overlaps the goggle’s nosemask, providing a double layer of wind stopping protection. No longer will freezing wind reach your cheeks or nose area.

Washable Liner & Cheek Pads
All 509 helmets include a removable snap liner & cheek pads. The liner is made of a triangle tricot brushed material that is hypo-allergenic. The entire liner and both cheek pads are built onto the snap in system which allows you to easily remove them for washing.

Tool-less Visor Screws
The visor is attached to the helmet using a oversized tool-less triple screw setup. These large rubber coated screws are completely adjustable without any tools. Their design allows for quick adjustment even with bulky gloves on.

509 C2 Carbon Fiber Helmet Information

509 C2 Carbon Fiber Helmet

The #1 selling new helmet in the snowmobile market is back and better than ever for 2014. Introducing the all new 509 C2 Carbon Fiber Helmet, 509 took a hard look at their previous carbon fiber helmet and decided to vastly improve upon this wildly successful helmet. To do so, 509 decided to start from the ground up and completely re-engineer the C2 helmet, to provide a lighter, safer, and more durable carbon fiber helmet.

  • WEIGHT:
    509 completely retooled the C2 and dropped an estimated 100 grams off the helmet. This new prototype weight of 1100g, makes it the CLEAR leader in lightweight helmets.
  • EPS LINER:
    The Carbon C2 features innovative new safety technologies in its EPS foam liner. The EPS is made of dual density, interlocking liner material that is not seen on other inferior snowmobile helmets.
  • FULL CARBON FIBER SHELL
  • LIGHTWEIGHT / 1100 GRAMS*
  • DUAL DENSITY, INTERLOCKING EPS LINE
  • PREMIUM WASHABLE LINER WITH AIR CHANNELS
  • DOT, ECE 22/05 RATED
  • 10 VENTILATION PORTS
  • COLD WEATHER BREATHBOX INCLUDED

RevArc Snowmobile Ramp Demo

RevArc Snowmobile Ramp

RevArc Snowmobile Ramp will load all snowmobile makes and models and is ideal for truck and trailer owners. With built in Traction Control, you can load in all conditions. The one piece aluminum loading ramp is arched for strength and folds down to 22″ wide x 10″ tall. Perfect for any sledhead, sledneck, or anyone who wants an easier way to load their snow machine. Once you try the RevArc Snowmobile Ramp you will wonder how you ever got by without it.

  • Lightweight One-Piece Aluminum Ramp System for strength and stability.
  • 90” long, 49.5” Wide, 1500lb capacity and it only weighs 44 lbs.
  • Easily folds down to 22” wide x 10″ high x 90″ length for easy storage
  • Easy to use! Approximately one minute to set up or take down.
  • Works with nearly all sled makes and models, 32″ to 47″ ski centers
  • Built in Traction Control Technology works in all conditions
  • Raised ski guides prevent slip offs
  • Arch reduces speed required to load
  • Over-sized Tailgate Grip
  • Use with pickups and trailers

BCA Float 22 Avalanche Airbag Information

BCA Float 22 Throttle Avalanche Airbag System

BCA Float 22 Throttle Snowmobiler’s Avalanche Airbag System This system is designed specifically for snowmobilers.
The EZ Pull Trigger is optimized for snowmobiling by being located on right shoulder strap. Left-handed use enables you to keep your right hand on the throttle. Features external shovel and probe pockets, waist belt pockets, lined goggle pocket, and optional snowboard attachment kit (sold as accessory). You can take a look at the system and prices at this url: BCA Float 22 Avalanche Airbag System

Includes FREE ‘Take Charge’ Avalanche Safety DVD
Learn how to organize and execute a fast avalanche rescue. Take Charge is an instructional video that demonstrates how to perform a step-by-step avalanche rescue. Focuses on beacon, probe, shovel, and leadership skills (18 minutes).

Features Include:

  • Pack volume: 1343 cubic inches / 22 liters
  • Weights: 5.5 pounds / 2495 grams (entire system including cylinder)
    4.2 pounds / 1905 grams (pack, airbag, engine, no cylinder)
    2.45 pounds / 1111 grams (pack only, no airbag, engine or cylinder)
  • Single-Chamber Airbag and patented super-efficient Venturi System
  • External Shovel & Probe Pockets
  • Waist Belt Pockets
  • Lined Goggle Pocket
  • New design allows the airbag, cylinder and compressed air equipment to be interchangeable between packs.
  • Optional Snowboard Attachment Kit Sold Separately

The BCA Float CylinderThe cylinder is required to activate the BCA Float Airbag.

  • Cylinder holds 2,700 psi compressed air
  • Cylinder is refillable and can be refilled at certified retail locations across North America.
  • Includes consumer refill kit.
  • Color: Black

About Backcountry Access Float Avalanche Airbag Systems
Excavation time is by far the biggest contributing factor in avalanche fatalities. BCA Float avalanche airbags are designed to minimize excavation time by preventing burial. These are the first airbags that are both affordable and easily reusable. A wide network of BCA-authorized refill centers provide unmatched service to Float purchasers. A small 2,700-psi (186 bar) compressed-air cylinder, single-chamber 150-liter airbag, and super-efficient venturi system make the Float systems easy to refill, light, and affordable.

Refilling your Backcountry Access Cylinder
The BCA compressed air cylinder is refillable and can be refilled at certified retail locations across North America.

BCA Float 32 Avalanche Airbag Demo

BCA Float 32 Avalanche Airbag System

BCA Float 32 Avalanche Airbag System
Designed for pros, guides, and dedicated backcountry junkies carrying the full quiver of essentials. Includes big volume, load lifters, new external shovel/probe pocket, waist belt pocket, lined goggle pocket, hydration sleeve, diagonal ski carry, helmet carry and optional snowboard carry attachment (sold separately). EZ Pull Trigger can be set for the left or right shoulder strap.

Includes FREE ‘Take Charge’ Avalanche Safety DVD
Learn how to organize and execute a fast avalanche rescue. Take Charge is an instructional video that demonstrates how to perform a step-by-step avalanche rescue. Focuses on beacon, probe, shovel, and leadership skills (18 minutes).

Features Include:

  • Pack volume: 1593 cubic inches / 32 liters
  • Weight: 6.4 pounds / 2903 grams (entire system including cylinder)
    5.1 pounds / 2313 grams (pack, airbag, engine, no cylinder)
    3.4 pounds / 1542 grams (pack only, no airbag, engine or cylinder
  • Single-Chamber Airbag and patented super-efficient Venturi System
  • External Shovel & Probe Pockets
  • Waist Belt Pockets
  • Lined Goggle Pocket
  • New design allows the airbag, cylinder and compressed air equipment to be interchangeable between packs.
  • Optional Snowboard Attachment Kit Sold Separately

The BCA Float CylinderThe cylinder is required to activate the BCA Float Airbag.

  • Cylinder holds 2,700 psi compressed air
  • Cyinder is reflilable and can be refilled at certified reail locations across North America.
  • Includes consumer refill kit.
  • Color: Black

About Backcountry Access Float Avalanche Airbag Systems
Excavation time is by far the biggest contributing factor in avalanche fatalities. BCA Float avalanche airbags are designed to minimize excavation time by preventing burial. These are the first airbags that are both affordable and easily reusable. A wide network of BCA-authorized refill centers provide unmatched service to Float purchasers. A small 2,700-psi (186 bar) compressed-air cylinder, single-chamber 150-liter airbag, and super-efficient venturi system make the Float systems easy to refill, light, and affordable.

Refilling your Backcountry Access Cylinder
The BCA compressed air cylinder is refillable and can be refilled at certified retail locations across North America.