Gear Review Archives - Backcountry Access

  • Benefits of the Float 27 Speed Pack’s Fully Segregated Airbag System

    The Float 27 Speed pack is its fully segregated airbag system – with all Float 2.0 system avalanche airbag elements behind a zippered covering in a dedicated interior section. As a result, there’s less chance of your packed gear interfering with the deployment of the airbag, which is pretty cool.

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  • Prolink Gear Review: The BCA Snow Study Kit

    Allison Miles, Director Central Oregon Avalanche Association, recently wrote an excellent gear review of the BCA Snow Study Kit for our pro purchase partner Outdoor Prolink. Read it here.

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  • Backcountry Women: Savvy Stefi’s BCA Gear Reviews for Sledders

    Stephanie Santeford @savvystefi has enjoyed snowmobiling since she was a child. After a terrifying and almost tragic riding accident descending Mt Baker, she made an incredible recovery. Since her accident, she has become an even more avid rider and a tremendous advocate for backcountry safety and education. Her mission and passion for snowmobile safety have […]

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  • Smaller, lighter Float Speed 2.0 avalanche airbag system is Here

    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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  • What makes the best everyday backpack? Our cool, new BCA Urban Packs

    What makes the best everyday backpack? Well for starters, it needs to hold your computer, phone, keys, and other everyday items. Our new BCA Urban backpacks focus on the basics – designed to be the best everyday school backpack, the best everyday work backpack, and the best everyday commuter backpack.

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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: FrogzSkin BCA Radio Vent Kit Prevents Snow Clogs

    The FrogzSkin BCA Radio Vent Kit prevents wet snow from clogging the radio mic and speaker vents. Made of a flexible micro-fiber materials, it allows air-flow, while virtually eliminating snow and ice buildup on the underlying BC Link radio mic.

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  • High Gear: BCA Stash 20, 30, 40 Pack Review & Field Test

    Sizing has been the key to the BCA Stash series’ success: small days, small Stash 20 liter pack; medium days, medium Stash 30 liter pack; and large days, large Stash 40 liter pack. BCA ambassador Fritz Sperry reports.

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  • Shaxe Gear Review from Tall Boy Couloir

    Where better to test the BCA Shaxe than in East Hourglass Couloir in Grand Teton National Park, and then over in Tall Boy Couloir on the north side Teewinot, Mount Owen cirque. Mountain Weekly News Ryan Ariano reports.

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