Backcountry Access Float 22

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Backcountry Access Float 22 Avalanche Airbag Backpack. For exceptional protection in an incredibly lightweight package, the Float 22 Avalanche Airbag Backpack from Backcountry Access fits the bill with plenty of space for lunch, gear, and extra layers. The Backcountry Access Float 22 is designed for out-of-bounds, off-piste, freeride and mechanized skiing and snowboarding. Creating buoyancy and helping you float to the surface, the 150-liter airbag not only decreases your burial depth but also protects your head and neck from trauma in an avalanche. Now the lightest and most affordable airbag backpack available, the Float 22 will easily carry your winter rescue tools, lunch, water, and extra layer for a full day in the backcountry. BCA's Float system is removable and interchangeable between packs. The BCA Float Cylinder is sold separately. BCA's 200 authorized refill locations around the world make it the easiest refillable airbag system on the market. The Float Airbag system does not guarantee survival in an avalanche incident. Educate yourself, make good decisions, and know before you go. The Float 22 features new external shovel/probe pocket, helmet and diagonal ski carry system, waist belt pocket, and optional snowboard attachment (sold as accessory). The system uses a 2,700 psi compressed air cylinder, single-chamber airbag and patented super-efficient venturi system. BCA has a rapidly expanding network of convenient Float refill and cylinder exchange centers. Pack Material: Mainly durable 330 Double Rip-stop and 840 Ballistic Nylon Pack Volume: 1,340 cubic inches / 22 liters Weight: 5.8 pounds / 92.8 ounces / 2,630.8 grams (entire system including cylinder). 4.4 pounds / 70.4 ounces / 1,995.8 grams (pack, airbag, engine, no cylinder) 2.8 pounds / 44.8 ounces / 1,270 grams (pack only, no airbag, engine or cylinder) Warranty: 3 years Torso Length: 17-22" / 43.18 cm - 55.88 cm. Bag Height: 19" / 48 cm Bag Width: 10" / 25.5 cm Bag Depth: 5" / 13 cm. Avalible Color(s): Blue, Black, Orange

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

The BCA Float 22 uses 2,700 psi compressed air, single-chamber airbag and super-efficient venturi system to protect your head, neck and upper body without compromising peripheral vision or movement.


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 medium-sized BCA Float 22 Airbag Pack has enough volume to carry rescue essentials with some clothing. The Float 22 acts like a normal, well-appointed backpack, until the hillside drops around you and you need to pull the trigger, on your shoulder strap, and an airbag blows-up above your head. The airbag is designed to keep you at or near the surface, minimizing excavation time, and it also protects your head and neck from trauma. This pack doesn't insure your survival in an avalanche. Avalanche awareness education, the proper equipment, and a healthy respect for the mountains is still the best way to avoid danger.-- A compressed air cylinder inflates a durable nylon airbag behind your head and shoulders-- Integration for BC Link(TM) radios-- left or right side trigger mount-- External shovel & probe pocket makes getting gear out in an burial situation quick-- Dry main compartment-- Helmet attachment-- Lined goggle pocket-- Hydration bag sleeve-- Airbag and engine included. Does not include air cylinder (sold separately)

- OMCgear

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