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BCA Float 42™ Black Avalanche Airbag

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


Designed for pros, ski patrollers, guides, and those who go out for long days or overnights.






The Float 42™ avalanche airbag is designed for pros, guides, and those prepared for long days or overnights. Creating buoyancy and helping you float to the surface, the 150-liter airbag not only decreases your burial depth but also protects your head and neck from trauma in an avalanche.

Our biggest avalanche airbag pack in the BCA line, the Float 42 was created to provide ample space not only for your winter backcountry tools, but for a first-aid kit, glacier equipment, and all supplies necessary for extended multi-day trips. Our backpack straps on this pack are hydration compatible and the airbag system is removable, making it the most versatile airbag backpack on the market.

Float 42™ Features

  • Integrated Float airbag system with left or right shoulder strap trigger mount
  • Height adjustable waistbelt
  • Easy in/out cylinder sleeve with zipper
  • Dedicated tool pocket for shovel/probe and room for skins
  • Integration for BC Link™ radios
  • Diagonal ski carrying system
  • Dual ice axe carry
  • Compression straps
  • Hydration sleeve
  • Insulated shoulder strap with double zipper sliders
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Stowable helmet sling
  • Fleece-lined goggle pocket
  • Snowboard Carry Attachment (optional, sold as accessory).

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 1.0 CYLINDER must be purchased separately.

Float 42™ Resources

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Additional information


42 liters / 2560 cubic inches (full system)


Full system with Float 1.0 cylinder: 7.2 lbs / 3254 grams
Full system without Float 1.0 cylinder: 5.8 lbs / 2630 grams
Pack only: 4.2 lbs / 1910 g




3 Year Warranty


20-25 inch / 50.8 cm – 63.5 cm torso length

1 review for BCA Float 42™ Black Avalanche Airbag

  1. 5 out of 5

    I’ve worn this pack for over 20 days and can say that this is a well-designed pack. There is ample space for a multi-day trip or additional climbing gear. I’ve practiced deploying the airbag and it was simple and easy to use. The straps are comfortable and the pack carries weight well while still being streamline for the ride down.

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