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BCA Float 18 Airbag Backpack (Cartridge Included)

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The BCA Float 18 Airbag Backpack (Cartridge Included) is the minimalist model for the out-of-bounds, off-piste, freeride, and mechanized skiing. Designed to minimize excavation time by preventing burial, the Float Airbag deploys in 2 seconds behind the head, protecting the upper body without sacrificing movement. The BCA Float 18 Airbag Backpack’s airbag is reusable and the air cylinder can be refilled. (CO2 CONTAINER IS EMPTY AND NEEDS TO BE FILLED)

Product Details



Size and Volume

Torso lengths: 17-22 inches

1010 cubic inches / 18 liters

Special Features

Internal shovel/probe pocket

Enough volume to carry rescue tools, lunch, water, skins, and an extra layer

Helmet and diagonal ski carrying system

Waist belt pockets



150-liter, reusable airbag deploys from top of pack and behind the head, protecting the upper body from trauma without sacrificing mobility and peripheral vision needed to escape an avalanche.

Pull-cord release

Inflates in 2 seconds

Uses small, refillable 2,700-psi (186 bar) compressed-air cylinder



Float Airbag system is NOT a guarantee of survival if caught in or buried during an avalanche. Get educated in avalanche/snow science and safety before heading into the backcountry.


  • Bag Volume (L): 18
  • Bag Volume (cu in): 1010
  • Ski Carry: Yes
  • Snowboard Carry: No
  • Hydration Compatible: No
  • Hydration System Included: No
  • Warranty: 1 Year



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BCA Float 18 Airbag Backpack (Cartridge Included)

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Helping the family, Safe& Great Product!


from Salt Lake City

About Me Expert

Verified Buyer


  • Added Saftey
  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight


    Best Uses

    • Hope We Never Need It

    Comments about BCA Float 18 Airbag Backpack (Cartridge Included):

    My daughter is doing alot of back country boarding. This product will add some additional saftey for her. Hope she never needs it. I can't stop her, but I can add a little saftey.


    Buy It, Hand's Down


    from LCC Utah

    About Me Expert


    • Affordable
    • Light for an Airbag
    • Lightweight
    • Refillable
    • Stylish
    • Tough


    • Little Small

    Best Uses

    • Avalanche Security
    • Backcountry Skiing
    • Powder
    • White Out Conditions

    Comments about BCA Float 18 Airbag Backpack (Cartridge Included):

    I was optimistic at first by the whole avalanche airbag concept, but now that I have one it makes complete sense. This airbag is the most affordable pack out there, and the fact that it is refillable is awesome. According to the BCA website I can take it to one of their authorized scuba shops and it will cost me $20 to refill it. Everything fits in it great but if you throw a water bottle into the mix you are starting to max out the capacities of the pack, which is fine for sidecountry and the day tourer. Overall I do like the pack, and my pre-season quiver is telling me that I will like it when it comes to this winter.

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    Products with Lithium Batteries cannot be shipped to APO/FPO addresses.