Backcountry Access Float 18

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The Backcountry Access Float 18 Avalanche Airbag pack features an inflatible airbag that is designed to keep you at or near the surface of the snow during an avalanche. Pull the trigger located on the right shoulder strap to deploy the airbag; airbag inflates in 3 sec. and is positioned so that it won't interfere with your vision or movement. Float 18 uses a compressed air cylinder to inflate the 150 liter airbag; after deployment, cylinder must be refilled by Backcountry Access or an authorized retail location. Backpack comes with an empty cylinder that needs to be filled before use. Visit http://www.backcountryaccess.com/index.php?id=205 for a list of authorized retail locations that will fill the cylinder. Airbag is designed to not only help prevent burial, but also protect the head, neck and upper body from trauma. 18 liter (1,010 cu. in.) capacity has enough space for rescue tools, lunch, water, skins and some extra clothes; great for out-of-bounds skiing and short backcountry trips. Dedicated pockets hold your shovel blade, shovel handle and avalanche probe (all sold separately). Includes straps for carrying skis diagonally; an optional snowboard attachment accessory can be purchased separately from Backcountry Access. Zippered pockets on the waistbelt keep energy gels and bars within reach. Backcountry Access recommends wearing the included leg straps to ensure the Float 18 backpack stays securely attached to your body during airbag deployment in an avalanche. - REI

Backcountry Access Float 18

MSRP:
$685.00

The Backcountry Access Float 18 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen October 29, 2013 at CampSaver.com.

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