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Backcountry Access Float 22 Avalanche Airbag Pack

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    Backcountry Access Float 22 Avalanche Airbag Pack

    The innovative Backcountry Access Float 22 Avalanche Airbag pack features an inflatible airbag with a proven design to help keep you at or near the surface of the snow during an avalanche. See details

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    The innovative Backcountry Access Float 22 Avalanche Airbag pack features an inflatible airbag with a proven design to help keep you at or near the surface of the snow during an avalanche.

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    The innovative Backcountry Access Float 22 Avalanche Airbag pack features an inflatible airbag with a proven design to help keep you at or near the surface of the snow during an avalanche.

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    The innovative Backcountry Access Float 22 Avalanche Airbag pack features an inflatible airbag with a proven design to help 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) inflates 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
    • 22 liter (1,342 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 22 backpack stays securely attached to your body during airbag deployment in an avalanche

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    Backcountry Access Float 22 Avalanche Airbag Pack Specs
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    Description
    Best use
    Backcountry skiing
    Frameless
    22 liter
    1,343 cubic inches
    4 lbs. 3 oz.
    1.9 kilograms
    17 - 22 inches
    24 - 56 inches
    Polyurethane-coated nylon
    Panel
    2 + main compartment
    20 x 11 x 6 inches
    Unisex
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    Fits torso
    Fits waist/hips
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    Backcountry Access Float 22 Avalanche Airbag Pack

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    Backcountry Access Float 22 Avalanche Airbag Pack is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bang for your buck The Float 22 is a sick avalanche airbag. Its big enough for half to full days in the backcountry. It is lighter and more affordable than the ABS and Mammut packs. I have been really happy with it so far. It has held up well and I have test deployed it a couple times. Its really easy to get the cylinder refilled because it is just compressed air. You can go to scuba or paintball shops and its only about 10 bucks. Before buying this pack I read about the ABS cylinders. They are much more of hassle to get refilled. They are filled with nitrogen and you need to send them back to ABS. Being able to fill your cylinder when your on a trip is way more convenient.
    Date published: 2014-03-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Minimalist life-saving avalanche pack I like having this one for being minimalist when I just want a 3 to 6 hour out of bounds mission, or just to have in bounds. (People die in bounds all the time from avalanches). It actually would be nice to have a medium, 32 liter or 45 liter, which is about the maximum size that won't restrict your riding at all. On the other hand, I'm waiting for a new, larger multi-day air-bag pack to come out (MAYBE FROM GREGORY?? Pretty PLEASE??) that has not only an airbag, but an ava-lung as well. It seems inevitable from reviews that there is demand for such a larger pack, even though it would be a bit restrictive to the ride. A DETACHABLE DAY-PACK that still has the airbag and availing in it would be SO RAD! How about it? Someone is going to make some money when it comes out. That you can cheaply and easily (or free from Backcountry in Trukkee) have it filled is MANDATORY. To heck with trying to fly on vacation and have to hassle with anything but being able to fly with easily and have refilled easily. If you B/C, you probably will want to fly somewhere exotic eventually. Yeah, I do believe people are catching on as the world becomes increasingly difficult to face society, It's better to just hit the hills! (or MOUNTAINS!)
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best bang for the $ My girlfriend and I both have these packs mainly use them for back country skiing and snowmobiling. I looked at every avy pack on the market and the BCA pack for me was the best one and happened to be the lowest cost one as well. Over all the pack is great; very comfortable, the airbag part is super easy to use and once deployed is very easy to put back. I also found that refilling the air tank to be one of the best features over all other packs. Though BCA does not recommend it most paintball shop (which are every where) will refill in for almost nothing. The store by me does if for $2.50. All the other avy packs you have to send in the tank to get refilled or buy there refill kit. Both are very pricy. Also we travel by plane a lot to ski and airlines only let you travel with empty air cylinders so being able refill them at local shops the same day is better than mailing air tank out and waiting for them. BCA customer support is also first class. They are good people an take care of you. I had some issues with the Tracker 2 beacon sent it back to BCA and they 2 day shipped me a new one no questions asked. Only Con I have for this pack (and this is the same with all other brands) is the weight. The air bag system (mainly the tank) is very heavy. I would think that BCA could use a fiber wrapped tank to cut the weight in half.
    Date published: 2014-03-21

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