Backcountry Access Float 22

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Because of its minimalist design, the Float 22 Airbag Backpack feels light on your back, and this pack carries just enough for an afternoon sidecountry mission, helicopter or sled-accessed powder laps, or a quick dawn patrol. And like all of BCA's Float backpacks, this pack offers the protection of a trigger-activated airbag that helps you stay on top of sliding debris should you find yourself suddenly caught in an avalanche. At just five and a half pounds, the Float 22 pack barely weighs in much heavier than some backpacking bags, and it offers a compressed-air system that can drastically increase your chances of surviving an avalanche when you're on skis or a snowboard. Stash your shovel, probe, lunch, and a spare layer in the main compartment, and shred your favorite powder stash with extra peace of mind.


The innovative Backcountry Access Float 22 Avalanche Airbag pack features an inflatible airbag with a proven design to help keep you at or near the surface of the snow during an avalanche.


At 22-liters, the BCA Float 22 Airbag Pack is day trip size, and when the 150-liter airbag is deployed, creates buoyancy and helps you float to the surface decreasing your burial depth. The airbag also protects your head and neck from trauma in an avalanche. The Float 22 has a thin profile and enough volume to carry rescue tools, lunch, water, and extra layers. BCA has 165 certified refill locations, around the world, making it the easiest refillable airbag system on the market. Features new dedicated shovel/probe pocket Helmet and diagonal ski carrying system Waist belt pocket 3 Year warranty Airbag and engine included. Does not include air cylinder (sold separately)

- OMCgear

Float packs DO NOT come with a cylinder Cylinders MUST be purchased separately Cylinders can be purchased herePreventing or minimizing burial depth is the key to reducing avalanche fatalities Thats because the majority of time in an avalanche rescue is spent on excavating the victim An airbag is designed to keep you at or near the surface minimizing excavation timeOur Float avalanche airbags are the first airbags that are both affordable and easily reusable A wide network of BCAauthorized refill centers provide unmatched service to Float purchasers A small 2700psi 186 bar compressedair cylinder singlechamber 150liter airbag and super efficient venturi system make the Float systems easy to refill light and affordable Volume 1340 cubic inches 22 liter Pack Weight 44 pounds 2000 grams not including cylinder Cylinder Weight 14 pounds 650 grams full Warranty 3 Years Bag Height 19 inches Bag Width 10 inches Bag Depth 5 inches Materials 330 double rip stop nylon and 840 ballistic nylon


Safety shouldn't be compromised by weight - the Backcountry Access Float 22 Backpack with Airbag and Engine is the lightest and most versatile on the market. The thin profile has enough volume to carry rescue gear and other essentials while being outfitted with an external shovel/probe pocket, helmet, diagonal ski carrying system, and waist belt. Refillable cylinder, airbag, and compressed air equipment are interchangeable between packs. CYLINDER SOLD SEPARATELY.

- Mountain Gear