Db and Safeback are designing the world’s first backcountry vest integrating Safeback SBX avalanche survival system.
As two Scandinavian brands, both focused on finding new approaches to long-standing user problems, Db and Safeback have entered a partnership to integrate the SBX into a well-balanced and user-friendly vest for backcountry skiers and snowboarders.
Db’s design team have made significant contributions to the integration of Safeback SBX into the form of a backpack. The new Backcountry Vest fully integrates Safeback SBX into its design.
Safeback SBX, winner of the ISPO Award in 2022, is the first system of its kind to actively supply air to snow burial victims, extending the survival window after burial in an avalanche or tree well without requiring a mouthpiece. This vest will be among the first-ever packs launched with this system.
Db’s Backcountry Vest with Safeback SBX is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of skiers and snowboarders – from resort riders looking for an added layer of protection against tree wells on the deepest days, to backcountry riders taking day trips in avalanche terrain.
Lasse Andersen Hodne, Head of Snow at Db said “Our snow collection has always been about giving riders freedom to explore the mountains. With this vest, and the rest of our on-mountain packs, Db is bringing a high level of performance and durability to backcountry skiers and snowboarders where they need it the most. By integrating the Safeback SBX, we are at the forefront of functional mountain safety and design – an opportunity that could not to be missed. We are very proud to announce our partnership with Safeback, and our first product together.”
Tor Berge, CEO and Co-founder of Safeback added “Safeback’s ambition has always been to develop products that can help save lives in the backcountry, in close cooperation with our partners in the backpack manufacturing industry. We work with serious and ambitious companies who share our vision for quality and safety. DB has shown considerable dedication to developing the next generation of avalanche products with us, and we look forward to launching together next season.”
The product will be available in markets worldwide in the fall of 2023.