Highmark - Airbag 3.0 CHARGER Vest X Removable


The Highmark Charger X Avalanche Airbag Vest is new for 19/20 and is an update on the original Highmark Charger.  The major change is the diagonal front zipper for easy on and off, as opposed to the original which goes on and off over the head. The Highmark Charger X still provides the absolute best protection available with a full side-wrap and chest protection.  The Charger X is built for hard-charging riders who know how important protecting your chest and sides from impacts.  Get all the protection you need from this avalanche airbag vest.

Note that all Avalanche Airbags are sold without a cylinder. To complete the Avalanche Airbag, you'll need to also add on to your cart.

 Snowpulse 3.0 Technology

Smarter. Better. The all-new 3.0 System. Introducing the new ultralight, ultra-compact avalanche airbag system from Snowpulse. Featuring an intuitive handle with adjustable height, new user-friendly set-up and the lightest, most compact system ever designed by Snowpulse.

The Handle

In an emergency situation, deployment of the airbag needs to be fast and intuitive. Studies have shown that in an extreme situation, many users are over-challenged and do not manage to activate the airbag. Snowpulse’s new deployment handle is more intuitive to operate. The handle is also height-­adjustable to allow it to be adapted to the wearer’s body height. The deployment handle is now a bright orange colour to make it even more visible. There is no change to the tried-and-tested “T” shape of our ­deployment handle. Users can fold the handle into the shoulder strap for compact storage when not in avalanche terrain.

The Inflation System

The Inflation System 3.0 describes the component used to deploy the airbag. The system activates the deployment mechanism which opens the pressure cartridge with a pin and fills the airbag. The integrated air volume amplifier sends ambient air into the airbag- in addition to the compressed air stored in the pressure cartridge.  A key feature of the Snowpulse 3.0 technology is bringing the air volume amplifier and deployment mechanism together in a single housing. This bringing together greatly saves space and weight. The inflation system is reliable, low-maintenance and extremely user-friendly: just screw the cartridge in and you’re ready to go!

The Weight

The Snowpulse 3.0 is Snowpulse’s lightest airbag system of all time and weighs less than 1 litre of water. The Snowpulse 3.0 weighs in at less than 1kg, making it the lightest system Snowpulse has ever developed.

The Removable Airbag System (RAS)

Reliability: Always ready in an emergency: any condition ready.

The avalanche airbag is a piece of safety equipment that needs to work with 100% certainty and reliability.  It is crucial that an avalanche airbag work irrespective of weather, temperature and external pressure. Only pressure cartridges offer precisely the reliability of a dependable energy store over a period of years. Compressed air technology also guarantees a very high initial pressure to reliably unfold the airbag - even in situations of external loading. Snowpulse put the focus on making this system even more user-friendly and further reducing maintenance.


  • Volume : 16L
  • Weight : 6.65 lbs (includes airbag & cylinder)
  • Airbag System : Removable Airbag System (RAS)
  • Wrap-around Kidney Protection
  • Chest and Back Padding
  • Full front zip
  • Probe Storage : Interior Probe Sleeve
  • Shovel Storage : Exterior Handle Holder, Exterior (Front) Blade Sleeve
  • Additional Pockets : Avalanche Safety Sleeve (Interior)
  • Fit : L/XL
  • Front Pockets : 3
  • Side Adjustments : 2 straps, 2 buttons
  • Zippers : YKK Oversized
  • Buckles : Aluminum & Plastic

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.


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