Backcountry Access Float 22

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The BCA Float 22 is the minimalist model for out-of-bounds, off-piste, and mechanized skiing/riding. Thin profile and lightweight; enough volume to carry rescue tools, lunch, water, and extra layers. Features new dedicated shovel/probe pocket, helmet and diagonal ski carrying system, and waist belt pocket.Cylinder sold separately


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 but 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

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.


All BCA airbag packs require an air canister to function Bentgate sells both full and empty BCA canisters BCA Float 22 Airbag System Not every day on skis is an expedition or allday mission The smallest of BCAs airbag packs at 22L this backpack feels light on your back while offering the same protection as its bigger siblings Its a great option for dawn patrol helidrops and all of your sidecountry adventures this winter Features Panel access makes it easy to get in and out of your load Zippered tool compartment for easy access to your gear Lined goggle pocket keeps expensive optics looking brand new Waist belt pockets for carrying small tools and misc gear chap stik anyone Diagonal ski carry for when you have to bootpack your way up the mountain Dual ice axe carry Exchangeable left or right side trigger great for snowmobilers Height adjustable trigger Daisy chain Fixed leg strap keeps the pack where it needs to be no matter whatTrustworthy mechanical actuation The BCA uses compressed air in its canister and orings are the only item consumed after the bag is inflated The orings used by the BCA pack arent proprietary You can find the orings you need down at the local hardware store This means that youll still be able to service your BCA pack 20 years down the road regardless of where airbag technology headsOne pillowshaped airbag The majority of airbag manufacturers including MammutSnowpulse ScottAlpride and BCA use a single pillow shaped airbag with a capacity of 150 liters Why Because it works Its that simpleConsumables The BCA system uses compressed air and you can get the canisters filled almost anywhere dive shops paintball shops the local fire department and some backcountry ski shops After deploying the airbag youre in for a couple of easytofind orings The cost for a refill and orings is generally less than 15 Theres nothing proprietary about the BCA system and thats a good thing for people who plan on keeping their airbag pack for as long as possible