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Float 32™ Black Avalanche Airbag

5 out of 5 based on 1 customer rating
(1 customer review)

$549.95

Full-featured avalanche airbag pack designed to carry all the essentials – and some non-essentials too.

CYLINDER NOT INCLUDED.

 

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Product Description

Features integration for BC Link radios, hydration sleeve, left or right side trigger mount, fixed leg strap, dedicated shovel/probe sleeves, dry main compartment, diagonal ski carrying system, vertical snowboard carry, compression straps, internal support stay, height adjustable waist belt, dual hip belt pockets, waist and gear loops, and fleece lined goggle pocket.

BCA’s 200 authorized refill locations around the world make it the easiest refillable airbag system on the market. The Float Airbag system does not guarantee survival in an avalanche incident. Educate yourself, make good decisions, and know before you go. Float air cylinder must be purchased separately.

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Additional Information

Volume

1953 cu. in / 32 liters (with system)

Weight

Full system: 7.1 lbs / 3218 g Full system without cylinder: 5.6 lbs / 2568 g Pack only: 4.0 lbs / 1806 g

Dimensions

Waist: 160cm / 63 in, Crotch 110cm / 43 in Shoulder: 120cm / 47 in. Torso length: 18-23 inch / 45.72 cm – 58.42 cm

Color

Black and Red

1 review for Float 32™ Black Avalanche Airbag

  1. 5 out of 5

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    Shape, Comfort & Fit: At first look, I noticed the new shape — more rounded and less boxy. I loaded 40lbs into the pack and walked around the house, tweaking it for my fit. Then I wore the pack in the field. During the first few days of downhill skiing, I adjusted the hip belt, load limiters and sternum strap to minimize the shifting of the pack while skiing. The waist belt allows the torso length of the pack to be adjusted. The medium to large setting works for my 19-inch spine. I set it at medium for days when I use a climbing harness; large for days when I don’t need the pack to sit as high on my hips. (My personal stats: Height — 6ft, Waist — 30-32in, Spine — 19in, Weight — 170lbs). I’ve adjusted the pack for numerous clients and found it fits a variety of people well, with the exception of petite females and small frame males. When shopping for a pack, it’s a good idea to bring your gear to a shop, load the pack, and make sure it fits comfortably. Pockets and Packing: The large volume of the main compartment makes it easy to pack a full day guide’s kit (sled, first aid, repair, avalanche essentials, food and water) and still have room to haul some extra items. In the mountains when I’m working as a guide, I like to have compartments for my gear. The different colored zippers on the Float help me keep things organized. In the red zipper pocket, I put my shovel and probe and there’s plenty of room. An ice axe is best stowed inside the pack on any avalanche airbag. When lashed to the outside of the pack, there’s the danger of puncturing a deployed airbag which is not good for your chances of survival, and no one likes getting axed in the tram either. I pack all my kit top down via the clamshell main compartment. Then my other essentials (first aid, repair food and water) are easily accessed with the third zipper via the suitcase style pack. This is purely stylistic, but I have seen great efficiency with this system. There is a small 2-liter pocket inside for stuff like wallet and phone. I have noticed the external zippers hold out the elements better than the old style zips. And I like the 2 pockets on the hip belt. External Carry Features: The Float packs have some of the better helmet carrying options. This has a sleek mesh “basket” that you can stow away when utilizing the helmet. The helmet carry basket is a permanently fixed component on the pack and can be stowed away when wearing the helmet. This pack allows you to carry either skis or snowboard. When you carry skis diagonally, you can rotate the helmet basket and have the helmet on top of the pack. Without ski carry, a helmet fits on the backside of the pack. I noticed more durability in the breakable zipper of the airbag system when carrying skis are on your back. (Remember with any airbag you want to AVOID “A-Framing” your skis when traveling in avalanche terrain.) Airbag System: The airbag provides trauma protection to the head without decreasing your peripheral vision. You can switch the trigger to either side of the pack. After the airbag is deployed, I found the re-packing easy. There is a diagram on the packs showing the proper way to fold the airbag once it is deployed.

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