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Backcountry Access Float 17 Speed Airbag Backpack + Float 2.0 Airbag System

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Don't cut corners with safety

Safety is something you should never skimp on, but lugging around a colossal airbag pack can get old in the backcountry. When you're working for your turns, every ounce begins to make a difference. The Float 17 Speed is BCA's lightest Float pack and features a compact, low-profile design with a lighter cylinder. The Float 2.0 system is 30 percent smaller and 15 percent lighter—plus, the engine fits in the airbag compartment, so you can utilize every last inch of space in the main pocket.

Seventeen liters might sound a bit small to tote around all your backcountry essentials, but the minimalist design is perfect for quick day missions and backside laps. BCA's signature diagonal ski carry makes it easy to slip your skis into your pack for a quick bootpack, and the shoulder straps are compatible with BC Link radios and hydration systems on both sides. As the name might suggest, less weight leads to speedier ascents. That means more time for actual skiing, which is really what you're out there to do, right?

This airbag system is NOT a guarantee that you will survive an avalanche; get educated, get the right tools, travel with partners, and be smart out there.

  • A minimalist airbag pack for day trips and short tours
  • Float 2.0 system is 30 percent smaller than the original cylinder
  • Pull cord at zippered shoulder straps
  • Diagonal ski carry for efficient bootpacking
  • Fixed leg strap for added security
  • Canister is sold separately
  • Since selling their first beacon in 1997, Backcountry Access has become a leader in snow safety for skiers and boarders in the backcountry
  • Item #BCA001G

17L (1037cu in)
BCA Float System (removable)
Deployment System
compressed air
Canister Included
no, compatible with BCA Float 2.0
Shoulder Straps
zipper access to trigger, BC Link radio compatible
Waist Belt
single leg safety loop
Hydration Compatible
front panel
[external] 1 zippered main compartment, 1 zippered (cylinder/airbag chamber)
Gear Loops
2 daisy chain
Ski Carry
Ice Axe Carry
2 protective stow compartments
Claimed Weight
[full system] 5lb 10oz, [full system, without cylinder] 4lb 5oz [pack only] 2lb 15oz
Recommended Use
backcountry riding, backcountry skiing
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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