Jacket That Helps You Breathe in an Avalanche


The AvaJacket is a safety vest with a built-in mouthpiece. It's similar in concept to the AvaLung, which also helps filter fresher air from below, allowing the wearer to avoid breathing in his/her exhales.

The difference with the AvaJacket is you get the added benefit of an airbag which serves double duty: 1) inflates to protect the neck, 2) creates a pocket in the snow around the head that allows for more movement.

Great concept.

[via MedGadget]

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