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Avalanche Airbags Market

Avalanche Airbags Market Analysis By Category (Small <20l, Medium 20l-35l & Large >35l ) By Airbag Type (Mono Avalanche Airbags & Dual Avalanche Airbags) By Activation Type ( Canister/ Cartridge Powered & Electric Fan Powered Avalanche Bags) By System Type & Sales Chanel till 2032.

Analysis of Avalanche Airbags market covering 30 + countries including analysis of US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Nordics, GCC countries, Japan, Korea and many more

Avalanche Airbags Market Outlook

The avalanche airbags market is estimated at US$ 84.1 Mn in 2022 and is projected to reach US$ 141.7 Mn by 2032, at a CAGR of 5.3% from 2022 to 2032.

Increasing popularity of adventure sports such as skiing and hiking coupled with a preference for safety gears to avoid snow burial and probable injuries during a snow slide is expected to propel the demand for avalanche airbags during the assessment period.

The avalanche airbags market accounts for 10% of the total hiking gear and equipment market in 2022 and is expected to expand due to changing active consumer lifestyle and increasing inclination towards outdoor activities to improve health. Avalanche airbags market is expected to gain an absolute $ opportunity of US$ 57.5 Mn during the assessment period (2022-2032).

Base Year Value (2021A)

US$ 80.1Mn

Estimated Year Value (2022E)

US$ 84.1 Mn

Projected Year Value (2032F)

US$ 141.7 Mn

Value CAGR (2022-2032)

5.3%

Collective Value Share (US, UK, Canada): 2022 Top 3 Countries

55%

 Key Companies Profiled

  • Arc’tyerx
  • Backcountry Access
  • Black Diamond Equipment ,Ltd
  • Mammut Sports Group AG
  • NIC IMPEX
  • ORTOVOX
  • SAS (Arva)
  • SCOTT Sports SA
  • The North Face
  • Dakine
  • Mystery Osprey Packs, Inc.
  • Ranch
  • Millet(Calida Group)
  • Motorfist
  • Deuter

Avalanche airbags act like a safety gear during skiing and mountaineering. It comprises of backpack and airbags system which inflates when the user runs into a snow storm. They are specifically designed to enrich the functionality of uplifting the user. Avalanche airbags work on the physical principle of inverse segregation ensuring that in an unvaryingly moving mass of snow during an avalanche, smaller particles fall and larger ones are carried to the top. The inflated airbag increases the volume of the trekker thus ensuring that he floats on surface of the snow rather than being buried under it.

Rising fatalities due to snow slips and companies investing in new product development to offer safety to consumers relishing hiking and climbing are expected to boost the sale of avalanche airbags in the market. Different brands and accessibility of varying capacities of backpacks are available in the market which is expected to surge the demand for avalanche airbags in the near future.

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2017-2021 Global Avalanche Airbags Outlook in Comparison to 2022-2032 Growth Forecast

Fluctuation in climatic conditions are resulting in more avalanches. The nature of these snow slides is brutal resulting in more fatalities of trekkers, climbers and mountaineers. This is expected to boost the demand for avalanche airbags that provides safety to an individual during snow slides.

Two types of airbags based on the method that is used to inflate the airbag are available in the market namely compressed air cylinder/canister powered avalanche airbag and electric fan-powered avalanche airbag. Compressed air cylinders need a refill after every use from a certified refill station. They are bulky and need space for storage but are inexpensive as compared to electric fan airbags.

Electric fan airbags occupy less space and are charged using AA batteries or a micro –USB connection. Once charged, they can be used on multiple instances of avalanche. Consumers can choose an airbag that best suits their requirements. Easy availability of different features like helmet nets and pockets for beacon, shovel and probe  is expected to push the demand for these bags in the market.

Many countries are encouraging tourism to strengthen their economy. This has flourished different snow games and adventure sports which use avalanche air bags to guarantee consumer safety. This is expected to positively affect the demand for avalanche bags in the market.

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Avalanche Airbags Traction in the Industry

Globally, supervisory bodies are regulating procedures to test operational features of avalanche airbags to minimize fatalities due to functioning failure of airbags. Companies are also field testing avalanche airbags in addition to lab assessment to verify their safety features. For example, European Union has passed a mandate of testing an airbags under natural environmental conditions in its DIN EN 16716 regulation wherein manufacturers are required to adhere to certain set standards of producing avalanche airbags.

Keeping in mind the safety concerns, consumers are gradually adopting these airbags which is predicted to boost the sales in the coming years.

Regulatory authorities such as the International Skiing Federation has made it compulsory for skiing participants to wear avalanche airbags, particularly during national winter sports. This promises surge in demand for avalanche airbags globally. Companies are focusing on developing new products with additional features that offer higher protection suitable for different body types. For instance,

  • Mammut's Pro X Women Removable Airbag 3.0 is designed specifically to women's body posture and comes with a detachable lightweight airbag. Its airbag system is powered by compressed gas technology with a height-adjustable deployment handle. Attached balloon is available in bright colours to ensure visibility even under worse case scenarios.

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Restraining Factors of Avalanche Airbags Market

Uncertainties associated with use of avalanche airbags resulting in fatalities is one of the key restraining factors which hinders the growth of avalanche airbags industry. The airbags ensure that an individual stays on top of the snow during snow slides, trees and stones present on the slope can cause injuries. If an individual is on the steep side of the slope the effectiveness of avalanche bags can be further reduced. Owing to these factors, demand for avalanche airbags can be affected adversely.

Impact of COVID-19 on the Avalanche Airbags Market

Against the backdrop of travel ban and regulations concerning closure of industries during covid-19, the tourism industry came to a standstill. Adventure sports like skiing, hiking and snow games were halted completely to stop the spread of virus which resulted in heavy losses for avalanche airbags industry. As the economy revives and people start travelling again consumer preference for adventure sports emphasizing safety and security is expected to fuel the demand for avalanche airbags. Manufacturers are focusing on offering airbags with additional safety features to offer protection to consumers while enjoying adventure sports.

Country-wise Insights

What is the market scenario of Avalanche Airbags in US?

North America is estimated to dominate the global avalanche airbags market. Countries like US, Canada are expected to drive the regional market.  High popularity of winter sports among millennials and rise in consumer spending capacity to buy products that act as shields from potential injuries while playing outdoor sports is expected to generate maximum revenue from the regional market.

What is driving the Asia-Pacific Avalanche Airbags market?

Asia-Pacific market is expected to open doors to many untapped opportunities owing to consumer willingness to spend on recreational sports, rising population, increase in per capita income. India and China are expected to be the prominent countries driving the market, due to large scale production facilities which reduce per cost unit of production which can be passed down to consumers in the market. This is expected to surge the demand for avalanche airbags during assessment period (2022-2032).

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Category-wise Insights

Which type of activation system is preferred by consumers in avalanche airbags industry?

Electric fan powered airbags are highly preferred by consumers due to their ease of use. They can be used multiple times, charged easily using a lithium ion battery. They are easy to pack and carry during an expedition. Use of electric fan-powered avalanche airbags accounts for 70% of use avalanche airbags. Companies are focusing on providing airbags of different sizes to decrease the fatality rate of trekkers trapped in avalanches.

Which sales channel contributes maximum to revenue generation during 2022?

Direct-to-customer channel contributes maximum share in revenue generation of avalanche bags. Company-owned website and e-commerce channels are engaging with consumers on an individual level and are offering products that are customized according to consumer requirements. Sale through direct-to-customer channel accounts for more than 45% share in global avalanche airbags market. Consumer preference for the direct-to-customer channel is expected to increase due to easy availability of numerous brands and prevalence of discount offers and schemes online.

Competitive Landscape

Avalanche airbags manufacturers are exploring new and innovative designs with enhanced safety features and that offer heightened consumer convenience. Key manufacturers are utilizing consumer inclination towards sustainable products to stand out among competition. For instance,

  • CALGARY 18 REACTOR avalanche airbag backpack is made using advanced technologies that minimize the environmental impact. The avalanche airbag backpack is made from recycled fabrics and with a dual airbag system. It is lightweight, compact and has compartment for snow goggles, ice axe and straps to carry snowboard

Global Avalanche Airbags Market by Category

  • By Capacity Type, Global Avalanche Airbags Market is segmented as:

    • Small (<20l)
    • Medium (20l-35l)
    • Large (>35l))
  • By Airbag Type, Global Avalanche Airbags Market is segmented as:

    • Mono Avalanche Airbags
    • Dual Avalanche Airbags
  • By Activation Type, Global Avalanche Airbags is segmented as:

    • Canister/ Cartridge Powered Avalanche Bags
    • Electric Fan Powered Avalanche Bags
  • By System Type, Global Avalanche Airbags is segmented as:

    • Integrated
    • Base Unit
    • Removable Systems
  • By Sales Channel, Global Avalanche Airbags is segmented as:

    • Speciality Stores
    • Modern Trade Channel
    • Sports Variety Stores
    • Direct-To-Customer

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The global avalanche airbags market is estimated to be worth over US$ 84.1Mn by 2022

The demand is anticipated to surpass US$ 141.7 Mn by 2032 end

Global demand for avalanche airbags rose at a rate of 5.3% from 2022 to 2032

Arc’tyerx, Backcountry Access, Black Diamond Equipment, Ltd, Mammut Sports Group AG Products are the most prominent players and account for 35-40% of market share of global market.

The North America tops the global market for avalanche airbags. Sales in the North America is anticipated to account for a share of 37% in avalanche airbags market in 2022.

The tourism industry contributes a maximum share of 55% to the total revenue of avalanche airbags

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