A pow day in the backcountry can quickly get out of hand if you are not prepared. The BCA
Float 22 Airbag Pack takes your preparedness to the next level, by utilizing inverse segregation or the "Brazil Nut" Effect. Turbulent movement during a slide sorts objects by size and weight (similar to the way large Brazil nuts will rise to the top when a bowl of mixed nuts is shaken). Smaller objects are more likely to fall into the voids created by the turbulence, while larger objects move to the top. In addition to giving you a better chance of rising to the top of the debris pile, the BCA
Float 22 also helps provide head, neck and back support during a slide, aiding in the prevention of major spinal trauma. The BCA
Float 22 Airbag Pack has a thin, lightweight design for minimalist backcountry riding, with enough room for rescue tools, food, water and extra layers. Take the BCA
Float 22 for a spin on your next day tour, heli adventure or sidecountry ride sesh! (COMPRESSED AIR CONTAINER IS EMPTY AND NEEDS TO BE FILLED)
330 Double ripstop nylon
840 Ballistic nylon
19" X 10" X 5"
Float Airbag System - A small 2,700-psi (186 bar) compressed-air cylinder, single-chamber 150-liter airbag, and super efficient Venturi System make the Float system efficient and compact.
Pack Weight (entire system including full cylinder) - 5.8 pounds / 2642 g
Pack Weight (pack, airbag, engine, no cylinder) - 4.4 pounds / 2000 g
Cylinder Weight - 1.4 pounds / 624 grams (full)
Zippered tool compartment
Hip belt pocket
Diagonal ski carry system
Optional snowboard carry sold seperately
Removable leg strap
Warning - Wearing an airbag backpack is no guarantee of survival in an avalanche. Backcountry travelers are highly advised to educate themselves in snow stability assessment, route finding, and companion rescue and carry all of the conventional avalanche gear in addition to the airbag.
Refilling your Cylinder - BCA Float cylinders may be refilled either by BCA in Boulder, CO, or at authorized refill stations. Visit www.backcountryaccess.com/air in order to find authorized refill centers in your area. BCA does not recommend attempting to refill cylinders yourself or at non-authorized locations as the process requires training, documentation and parts provided by BCA.
SHIPPED WITH EMPTY CYLINDER. MUST BE FILLED PRIOR TO USE.