- Price: £256 / €279
- Capacity: 30 litres
Jones backpacks follow the same naming pattern as Jeremy Jones’ famous trilogy of splitboarding movies: Deeper, Further and Higher. While the first two have capacities of 18 and 24 litres respectively, the Jones Higher backpack holds a full 30 litres of backcountry kit. And not only that, this version is compatible with a removable airbag system.
“The compressed-air system can be quickly activated when, God forbid, you’re ever caught in a nasty slide”
The airbag comes courtesy of specialists Mammut, who have bucketloads of experience in the whole backcountry safety sphere. Their compressed-air system can be quickly activated when, God forbid, you’re ever caught in a nasty slide. You’ll have to purchase the airbag system separately, however, so bear that in mind when budgeting.
Of course, the presence of an airbag system does not a snowboard backpack make – it’s only an extra safety feature, after all – so it’s worth taking a good look at the rest of the features before plumping for this one.