SubQ Releases The First Ever Avalanche Airbag Jacket

SubQ Releases The First Ever Avalanche Airbag Jacket


SubQ Releases The First Ever Avalanche Airbag Jacket


Glen Checking It Out... | Photo Credit: SubQ Designs Facebook Page

Glen Checking It Out… | Photo Credit: SubQ Designs Facebook Page

SubQ Designs is stepping into the avalanche safety game in a big way.

With the introduction of the Jackson Airbag Jacket, SubQ is the first company to combine outerwear with an ABS certified safety system in one fell swoop. Not to mention, the jacket has specific spots to stash your shovel, beacon, and probe. Although the SubQ Jackson Jacket is mainly purposed for sidecountry ripping, it’s also compatible with ABS Vario packs as well, making longer jaunts in the backcountry a breeze.

Photo Credit: SubQ Designs

Photo Credit: SubQ Designs

What makes SubQ different from your traditional vests and minimalist systems is the freedom it allows its users. Especially within the burgeoning backcountry freestyle discipline, SubQ offers a couple of things: an integrated safety system that is not only convenient and accessible but also performance oriented, weighing only 8 lbs, 11 oz. So instead of throwing a 720’s, backflips, and floaty 3’s with a vest that is constrictive or a backpack whose weight is constantly pulling you off axis, the SubQ Jackson jacket allows freestyle rippers to remain free even in the backcountry. The current discounted price comes in at $1,299.00.

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Buy one here: The Jackson – ABS Avalanche Airbag Jacket

Press Release:

SubQ Designs, a new backcountry performance outerwear company focused on breakthrough integrated safety design, announces its brand launch with first to market product reveal, the Jackson Airbag Jacket. “The Jackson Airbag Jacket is the result of over three years of technology design and rigorous development testing,” said Corbin Redli, founder of SubQ Designs. “The Jackson Airbag is designed to equip experienced backcountry and side country travelers with a lighter, versatile and overall more efficient backcountry safety system.” The new performance jacket is built with a complete ABS® avalanche airbag system and is designed for the everyday backcountry skier, snowboarder and snowmobiler with safety and performance as the top priority. The whole system is constructed out of an outer shell, an inner vest harness and various accessories, and the shell and harness interact though strategic openings in the shell. The ABS airbag system, the harness and the clip-on shovel/probe carrier can all be attached or removed for personalization of the setup, depending on usage needs for the day ahead. “Versatility and breathability are the key features in this SubQ Designs jacket,” continued Redli. “Combining outerwear with the convenience of an interior vest that contains your beacon, probe, shovel and ABS airbag all wrapped up into one produces one very efficient backcountry jacket.” The Jackson Airbag Jacket features rugged construction, and the advanced support structure of the SubQ vest allows for minimal swing weight.

The total weight of the system (jacket, vest, ABS airbag system) is 8 pounds, 11 ounces!

Photo Credit: SubQ Designs

Photo Credit: SubQ Designs

SubQ Jackson Jacket Features

  • Ultra breathable
  • antibacterial/antimicrobial
  • lightweight mesh
  • Easy access beacon pocket
  • Hydration bladder sleeve with hanger
  • Ski/snowboard carry straps with 4mm glove-°©‐friendly buckles
  • Pack cover has expandable zip, tank-°©‐access specific zip
  • Two airbags with 170 liter volume
  • Better bearing surface thanks to double airbags
  • ABS Vario-°©‐pack compatible

About SubQ Designs

SubQ Designs is focused on the progression of backcountry products without the influence of the retail system or current design. We perform extensive research and stringent testing measures that push us into improving or designing new products that will make our outdoor enthusiasts safer and less restricted than competing products. To learn more, visit

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