It seems like everyone is talking about avalanche airbags, the newest piece of backcountry gear in the whole avalanche safety equation. Airbags first debuted as an out-of-reach pro- and guide-level backpack.
Okay, so you have run through the checklist. You have all of the backcountry necessities. Avalanche beacon, check. Shovel, check. Probe, check. Backpack to carry it all, check.