Taking an avalanche airbag with you on a flight always causes problems since the pressure cartridge required for its deployment is classed as a hazardous item. To make the situation easier, Mammut is setting up rental services for pressure cartridges all over the world.
(!) Cartridge rental services are continuously being expanded to more locations.
Procedure for renting pressure cartridges
Look up a rental service near your vacation destination.
Use our list of cartridge rental stations to do this.
Inform the rental service of your arrival date to allow it to reserve a pressure cartridge for your stay (contact email address provided on the list).
Collect the cartridge from the rental service.
At the end of your trip, return the cartridge to the rental service.
Costs (RRP, may vary between locations)
1-day rental: €8
3-day rental: €15
10-day rental: €30
Deposit: €120/€185 (for 207 bar aluminum cartridge) Additional charge for deployment: €20
The deposit will be refunded when the pressure cartridge is returned to the rental service. If the cartridge has been deployed, an additional cost of €20 (RRP) will be charged.
Refill stations «Cartridge Refillable 207 Bar Alu»
The "Cartridge Refillable 207 Bar Alu" can be refilled after use. In the USA and Canada, it can also be exchanged or refilled in various sales outlets, such as specialist stores, diving shops or paintball shops.
The cartridge has been designed according to US standards, but can also be sold and used in Europe.
Information for customers in Europe The cartridge can, of course, also be refilled in paintball farms or diving shops in Europe. The adapter between the pressure source and cartridge is available in most paintball farms. The required adapter is not always available in European diving shops.
Instructions for refilling the Cartridge Refillable 207 Bar Alu can be found here: