Backcountry Access Float 32
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The Backcountry Access Float 32 Backpack with Airbag and Engine is built for serious backcounrty jukies who need the space to carry lots of rescue gear. Loaded full of goodies, this pack is equipped with an external shovel/probe pocket, helmet and diagonal ski carrying system, and waist belt pocket, goggle pocket, hydration sleeve and all the essential compressed air components to keep you above the snow. Refillable cylinder not included.
- Mountain Gear
Skiing in the backcountry comes with the inherent risk of exposure to avalanche terrain. Should you find yourself caught in a slide, the BCA Float 32 Airbag Backpack is a tool that offers a drastically increased chance of survival. Pull a trigger on the shoulder strap, and a highly durable airbag quickly inflates behind your head, decreasing your odds of burial in avalanche debris by increasing your overall buoyancy. Even with this technology, the Float Backpack still offers all the storage you need for your shovel, probe, goggles, and other gear--here's to the evolution of safety beyond the rope.
Designed for pros, guides, and dedicated backcountry junkies the Backcountry Access Float 32 Pack carries all the essentials. An airbag is designed to keep you at or near the surface, minimizing excavation time. BCA's Float avalanche airbags are the first airbags that are both affordable and easily reusable. A wide network of BCA-authorized refill centers provide unmatched service to Float purchasers. A small 2,700-psi (186 bar) compressed-air cylinder, single-chamber 150-liter airbag, and super efficient venturi system make the Float systems easy to refill, light and affordable.Air Cylinder sold separately
The Backcountry Access Float 32 Avalanche Airbag pack incorporates 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. Compressed air cylinder (sold separately) inflate the 150 liter airbag; after deployment, cylinder must be refilled by Backcountry Access or an authorized retail location. Visit the Backcountry Access website at www.backcountryaccess.com to find an authorized retail location to fill the cylinder. Airbag is designed to not only help prevent burial, but also protect the head, neck and upper body from trauma. 32 liter (1,952 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 32 backpack stays securely attached to your body during airbag deployment in an avalanche.
Sized for extended tours and more gear, the BCA Float 32 Airbag pack 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 External shovel & probe pocket makes getting gear out in an burial situation quick Helmet attachment Lined goggle pocket Hydration bag sleeve Airbag and engine included. Does not include air cylinder (sold separately)