Backcountry Access Float 42

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As you're acutely aware, skiing and riding in the backcountry poses a myriad of dangerous opportunities for avalanches to strike, even when you've taken the proper steps and precautionary measures. Like wearing a helmet or buckling up with a seat belt, the Backcountry Access Float 42 Airbag Backpack provides an extra line of defense in the event of an avalanche with its Float airbag unit that rapidly deploys with the pull of a handle. Not only does the Float 42 keep you from submerging under the cement-like debris of an avalanche, but it also retains a secure fit during violent tumbles thanks to the waist belt and leg harness attachments. Please note, the BCA compressed air canister is sold separately. For maximum convenience, it's refillable at more than 200 BCA-certified locations throughout the country. As the largest pack in BCA's line of Float Airbags, the Float 42 caters to professional guides and ski patrollers, as well as demanding backcountry enthusiasts embarking on all-day tours and overnight hut trips. The large main compartment houses the removable Float unit, alongside hanging loops for your hydration reservoir, a clip attachment for radios, and a smaller mesh pocket for skiing and riding accessories. There's plenty of additional room within the main compartment for keeping extra gear, baselayers, and mittens dry. The front avalanche tool pocket is much larger than on a standard backcountry pack. This allows you to not only pack a larger probe and shovel than usual, but also bring along your equipment for snowpack analysis. Other handy features include ice axe sleeves along the exterior, fleece-lined goggle pocket, deployable helmet carrier, and daisy chain loops for clipping gear.

- Backcountry.com

The Float 42 avalanche airbag by Backcountry Access is designed for pros, guides, and those prepared for long days or overnights. 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. Float air cylinder must be purchased separately.

- Mountain Gear

Backcountry Access Float 42 Avalanche Airbag Backpack. For ski patrol and overnight excursions, count on the features and protections of this Backcountry Access Float 42 Avalanche Airbag Backpack, which offers all the attachment features you might need. The Backcountry Access Float 42 is designed for pros, guides, and those prepared for long days or overnights. 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. Backcountry Access' biggest pack in the BCA line, the Float 42 was created to provide ample space not only for your winter backcountry tools, but for a first-aid kit, glacier equipment, and all supplies necessary for extended multi-day trips. Backcountry Access' backpack straps on this pack are hydration compatible and the airbag system is removable, making it the most versatile airbag backpack on the market. The BCA Float Cylinder is sold separately. BCA's 200 refill locations around the world make it the easiest refillable airbag system available. The Float Airbag system does not guarantee survival in an avalanche incident. Educate yourself, make good decisions, and know before you go. The Float airbags are the lightest and most affordable on the market. The pack features big volume, load lifters, new external shovel/probe pocket, waist belt pocket, lined goggle pocket, hydration sleeve, diagonal ski carry, ice axe carry, helmet carry and optional 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 Materials: Mainly durable 330 Double Rip-Stop and 840 Ballistic Nylon. Pack Volume: 2,560 cubic inches / 42 liters. Weight: 7.2 pounds / 115.2 ounces / 3,265.9 grams (entire system including cylinder). 5.8 pounds / 92.8 ounces / 2,630.8 grams (pack, airbag, engine, no cylinder). 4.2 pounds / 67.2 ounces / 1,905 grams (pack only, no airbag, engine or cylinder). Warranty: 3 Years. Torso Length: 20-25" / 50.8 cm - 63.5 cm. Bag Height: 25" / 63.5 cm. Bag Width: 12" / 30 cm. Bag Depth: 6.5" / 16.5 cm. Available Color(s): Red

- Tahoe Mountain Sports

An all-over floral print gives the Lucy a breezy feel and a pop of colour. Fringed end detailing. Dimensions: 60 x 180cm.

- Bentgate.com

Designed for pros, patrollers, guides and tourers for long days or overnights, the Float 42 features an inflatable airbag to help keep you at or near the surface of the snow during an avalanche.

- REI