Backcountry Access Float 42

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You wouldn't ski without a helmet, so why would you head into the backcountry without the protection of the Backcountry Access Float 42 Airbag Backpack' At 42L, it's big enough for long days or lightweight overnights, it has all the features you'd expect in a big-time ski pack, and, most importantly, it comes with a quick-deploying 150L airbag to help keep you safe in the event that you get caught in a slide. The trigger, which is height-adjustable for easy deployment, attaches to either shoulder strap, so righties and lefties alike can activate their airbags in a jiffy, and the fixed leg strap ensures that the Float will stay attached your body, even in the turmoil of a slide. The compressed-air canister is sold separately, but is refillable at BCA-certified locations, so you won't have to order a new one every time. The Float 42 isn't a guarantee of safety--you still need to educate yourself, make good decisions, and travel safely--but an airbag is a proven backup when you're traveling in risky terrain. The Float 42 is more than just a portable airbag, though. It's fully hooked up with essential ski-pack features like a diagonal ski carry, special shovel/probe pocket, and a dual ice-axe carry system, along with a stowable helmet net, goggle pocket, and hydration-ready sleeve. Daisy chains give you tons of lash points for extra gear, and the front-panel access makes it easy to search through your gear and find the layer or snack that you're looking for. There are pockets on the hip belt for small gear like a compass and inclinometer, and compression straps on the side to lash down extra gear or cinch down your load so you can comfortable put the skin track behind you and start shredding that line you've been eying all winter.


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


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

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.


The Backcountry Access Float 42 is designed for pros, ski patrollers, guides, and those prepared for long days-or overnights. Features panel access, zippered tool compartment, lined goggle pocket, waist belt pockets, storable 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 kit (sold as accessory).

- Mountain Gear