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Backcountry Access Float 42 Airbag Backpack - 2560cu in

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    Peace of mind for demanding tours.

    As you're acutely aware, skiing and riding in the backcountry poses a myriad of dangerous opportunities for avalanches to strike, even when you've taken the proper steps and precautionary measures. Like wearing a helmet or buckling up with a seat belt, the Backcountry Access Float 42 Airbag Backpack provides an extra line of defense in the event of an avalanche with its Float airbag unit that rapidly deploys with the pull of a handle. Not only does the Float 42 keep you from submerging under the cement-like debris of an avalanche, but it also retains a secure fit during violent tumbles thanks to the waist belt and leg harness attachments. Please note, the BCA compressed air canister is sold separately. For maximum convenience, it's refillable at more than 200 BCA-certified locations throughout the country.

    As the largest pack in BCA's line of Float Airbags, the Float 42 caters to professional guides and ski patrollers, as well as demanding backcountry enthusiasts embarking on all-day tours and overnight hut trips. The large main compartment houses the removable Float unit, alongside hanging loops for your hydration reservoir, a clip attachment for radios, and a smaller mesh pocket for skiing and riding accessories. There's plenty of additional room within the main compartment for keeping extra gear, baselayers, and mittens dry. The front avalanche tool pocket is much larger than on a standard backcountry pack. This allows you to not only pack a larger probe and shovel than usual, but also bring along your equipment for snowpack analysis. Other handy features include ice axe sleeves along the exterior, fleece-lined goggle pocket, deployable helmet carrier, and daisy chain loops for clipping gear.

    • 42-liter Float Airbag for long tours and overnight trips
    • Removable Float Airbag unit with shoulder deployment handle
    • Large main compartment for storing dry gear and large items
    • Avalanche tool pocket is roomy enough for all your gear
    • Hydration hanging and tube routing (reservoir not included)
    • External ice axe carry + daisy chain gear loops
    • Adjustable hip belt, leg harness for secure fit
    • BCA compressed air canister sold separately
    • Item #BCA000T

    Tech Specs

    2560 cu in
    Float system by BCA (removable)
    Deployment System
    pull handle located at shoulder strap (zip-enclosure)
    Canister Included
    no, compatible with BCA Float Cylinder
    internal metal stay, ergonomic, padded back panel
    Shoulder Straps
    insulated straps with double-zip sliders
    Waist Belt
    yes, with adjustable leg harness, fully adjustable (moves up and down for custom fit), gear loops for carabiners and other equipment
    Hydration Compatible
    yes, hanging loops for reservoir + tube routing at shoulder strap
    1 large main compartment (place to store cylinder + loop for radio unit), 1 internal mesh (within main compartment), 1 front avalanche safety equipment
    Gear Loops
    yes, external daisy chains
    Ski Carry
    yes, A-frame and diagonal
    Snowboard Carry
    no, compatible with separate Snowboard Carry Attachment by BCA
    Helmet Carry
    yes, deployable helmet sling for external carry
    Ice Axe Carry
    yes, carries 2 ice axes, with protective stow compartments
    Claimed Weight
    [full system] 7.2 lb, [full system, without cylinder] 5.8 lb, [pack only] 4.2 lb
    Recommended Use
    backcountry touring
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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