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When you head out to enjoy the wonders of the backcountry, bring the backup of the Backcountry Access Float 27 Tech Airbag Backpack with you. With a quick-deploying 150L airbag, height-adjustable trigger that mounts to either shoulder strap, safety leg strap, and plenty of useful features, the Float 27 is perfect as an extra safety measure on day trips and alpine missions in committing and complex terrain. Deploy it, and the extra volume will help you stay on top of the debris, reducing rescue times and making it far more likely that you'll make it home in time for dinner. In addition to the airbag and compressed-air cylinder (sold separately and refillable at officially authorized dealers), the Float 27 comes fully equipped with a separate compartment for your shovel and probe, a dual ice-axe carrying system, and daisy-chain gear loops that let you lash on extra gear without affecting the functionality of the airbag. When you're bootpacking up a gnarly couloir, strap your skis into the diagonal carry system (the snowboard carry attachment is sold separately) and stick your brain bucket in the stowable helmet carry so you can make tracks. The Float's front-panel access makes it easy to access the internal goggle pocket and hydration sleeve, as well as keep your layers, skins, and snacks organized, and the hip-belt pockets keep small gear like a compass or inclinometer easy to reach so you can stay on top of slope aspect and angle. Please remember, an airbag system is NOT a guarantee that you will survive an avalanche; get educated, get the right tools, travel with partners, and be smart out there.
Backcountry Access Float 27 Tech Avalanche Airbag Backpack. The Backcountry Access Float 27 Tech Avalanche Airbag Backpack is a highly technical pack designed for safety in complex, changing terrain with an integrated airbag and tons of features. The Backcountry Access Float 27 Tech is Backcountry Access most technical pack specifically designed for skiers and snowboarders who mountaineer and ride in complex terrain. 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. The Float 27 will carry all your common winter backcountry tools including your mountaineering gear. Backcountry Access' middle volume airbag pack is fully equipped for versatile trips ranging from freeriding to high alpine mountaineering expeditions. The pack is compatible to hold either a BC-Link radio or a hydration bladder on the opposite side sleeve of the trigger. 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 27 Tech features panel access, a zippered tool compartment, lined goggle pocket, hip belt pockets, stowable helmet carry, load lifters, diagonal ski carry, dual ice axe carry, compression straps, left or right shoulder strap trigger mount, fixed leg strap, height adjustable trigger, daisy chain, hydration sleeve, and snowboard carry attachment. 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: 150D X 300D Poly Rip and 840 Ballistic Nylon. Pack Volume: 1,650 cubic inches / 27 liters. Weight: 6.8 pounds / 108.8 ounces / 3,084.4 grams (entire system including cylinder). 5.4 pounds / 86.4 ounces / 2,450 grams (pack, airbag, engine, no cylinder). 3.8 pounds / 60.8 ounces / 1,723.7 grams (pack only, no airbag, engine or cylinder). Warranty: 3 years. Torso Length: 16.5-21.5" / 41.91cm - 54.61cm. Bag Height: 21.5" / 54.61cm. Bag Width: 11.5" / 29.21cm. Bag Depth: 5.5" / 13.97. Available Color(s): Yellow
- Tahoe Mountain Sports
A light flowy scarf to add flair to a jeans and T-shirt combo. Frayed tassel end detail. Dimensions: 60 x 180cm.
The Float 27 Tech Backpack is Backcountry Access' most technical airbag, for mountaineering and riding in complex terrain. Features panel access, zippered tool compartment, lined goggle pocket, waist belt pockets, stowable helmet carry system, load lifters, diagonal ski carry, dual ice axe carry, compression straps, exchangeable left or right side trigger, height adjustable trigger, daisy chain, fixed leg strap, hydration sleeve, and optional snowboard attachment (sold separately).
- Mountain Gear
The most technical airbag pack from Backcountry Access, the Float 27 Tech is designed for mountaineering and riding in complex terrain and features an inflatable airbag for an extra margin of safety.
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