Gear Review

  • Shaxe Action: Spring into Ski Mountaineering Season with Lightweight Shovel/Ice Axe


    Ideal for ski mountaineering, the BCA Shaxe saves weight and space in your pack by eliminating the redundant shaft when carrying a separate ice axe. Watch video and read gear reviews to find out why the Shaxe avalanche shovel/ice axe is the ideal tool for both climbing guides and recreationists.

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  • Totally “freestyleable” — Smaller, Lighter Float 2.0 System Coming this Fall


    BCA’s Bruce Edgerly met with Jens Nyström at ISPO Munich 2017 to show why the new 17/18 BCA Float Speed avalanche airbags are the best choice for ski mountaineers and backcountry freestyle athletes.

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  • Gear Review: What to Carry in Your Ski Pack This Winter


    Can’t wait to ski this season? Us too! In order to hit the backcountry when the first flakes fall, now is the time to get your gear ready. Following is a list of items our guides carry in their packs on an average day of ski touring.

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  • Wildsnow Gear Review: Tools For Ski Touring Communication – BC Link Radios


    WildSnow is a strong advocate of using 2-way radios to enhance safety while backcountry skiing. BC Link radios are tried and true, and as the winter season approaches, Jonathan Cooper likes to remind himself – and us – of how important communication is in the backcountry.

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  • Gear Review: Best Poles for Splitboarding


    It’s -20 degrees Fahrenheit in Jackson, Wyoming, home of Mountain Weekly News, and Mike Hardaker is thinking about doing some climbing to keep warm out in the backcountry. Read why he selected the BCA Scepter 4S in his gear review of splitboarding and ski touring poles.

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  • Gear Review: Must-Have Backcountry Gear & #Gearhacks


    We always admire athletes who are also writers in the backcountry community, those who advocate avalanche safety and share their knowledge on the backcountry basics. Read this gear review: “Must-Have Backcountry Ski Gear And #Gearhacks: By Wigwam Ambassador Ken Lucas.

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  • Freeskier Gear Review: BCA Stash 30™ Backpack Best of 2017


    What good is all the gear you’re getting for this season without the proper pack? No good at all. Make sure you’re transporting all of those valuables properly, whether it’s to and from the mountain, up and down the mountain or anywhere in between. Freeskier has selected the BCA Stash 30 backpack as one of its top packs of 2017.

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  • Wildsnow Gear Review: BCA Float 32™ Avalanche Airbag Pack


    WildSnow has reviewed various generations of the BCA Float avalanche airbag packs, and Michael Arnold has been using the redesigned BCA Float 32™. Here’s his take.

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  • Press Kit EU


    Backcountry Access will be exhibiting its 17/18 season product line of avalanche and snow safety gear at the #IPSO2017 conference, February 5-8, 2017 in Munich, Germany. Download BCA’s EU press kit here for product images, catalogs and content here.

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