Advenate - a hybrid of an avalanche shovel and a tent

The ISPO exhibition was recently held in Munich, one of the headliners of which was Advenate and its two know-hows: a shovel with an emergency survival kit in the snow and a backpack with an avalanche cushion and a breathing system under the snow. Both sets increase a person's chances of surviving in the captivity of the snow in case of an accident.

The Advenate Hybrid shovel has an adjustable length 64-94 cm aluminum handle and a dual-purpose blade for digging snow or chipping ice. There is an emergency beacon inside the handle; the device comes with a universal telescopic probe up to 240 cm long and a set of fasteners. Together with a shovel, ski poles and snow anchors, it forms the frame for a single tent.

When folded, the tent weighs 720 grams and is attached to the shovel with zip ties, in this position it is comfortable to sit on it. It unfolds in a matter of seconds, even right before the start of a blizzard, and allows you to wait out a mild bad weather. Single-layer walls will not protect against severe frost, but the entire structure is adapted to drain moisture to the outside to keep things dry inside. Spatula and tent set price: $ 430.

The second novelty from Advenate is a rethinking of the concept of breathing for a person buried under an avalanche. Initially, a pillow pops out of the backpack and inflates, which gives a chance to stay on the surface of the snow stream. It is 50% air, so if you put on a mask that removes carbon dioxide into a special container at the bottom of the backpack, you can breathe under the snow for up to 60 minutes. This system costs from 850 euros.