I just got my Float 18 shipped to me the other day. I heavily researched the different airbag options and found that BCA made the most competitively prices airbags out there. One thing that makes their airbags unique is the fact that you can go to several scuba shops found around North America who will refill your cartridge after it has been fired off.
Upon receiving my Float I instantly checked how my pow skis would fit on the ski carrying system, which has been refined to hide the straps instead of constantly having them flop around. My skis fit great, and I used the Rossignol S7 from last year with the FKS bindings. The skis fit like a charm, and were taught against the back of the pack. Another thing that I was wondering about in my research was whether or not the 18 was big enough for my shovel and probe along with other things that I would be carrying around like an extra layer. The shovel handle and probe go in through the top pocket whereas your shovel blade and additional layers go in through the back pocket. Lunch, layers, and a water bottle and the pack is pretty full, but still has space for a little more. Nonetheless, the pack has not disappointed thus far and I am sure that it will be awesome this winter. Sometime in January I will try and post another review about how it works on the hill. Any questions, feel free to post to this review and i'll do my best to answer them.
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