For survival enthusiasts who enjoy the challenges brought on by snow, Black Diamond’s new Bandit AvaLung pack will carry all the necessary survival tools and then some– even a snowboard or set of skis can be attached with confidence. The pack’s sleek 11-liter design incorporates a built-in insulated hydration system and a second version also comes with a built-in AvaLung, a device many survivalists hope to never use: It allows you to breathe while buried in the deep snow of an avalanche. The Bandit is available in Fall 2008 and costs only $69.95. If you want the pack with the AvaLung, you can get it for $169.95. For more information, check out www.blackdiamondequipment.com.