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BCA Float 25 Turbo™ Black Avalanche Airbag

$625.00

Our most technical avalanche airbag pack for mountain sledding.
CYLINDER NOT INCLUDED

 

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Description

Our most technical airbag pack for mountain sledding.

Features integration for BC Link radios, hydration sleeve, left or right side trigger mount, fixed leg strap, internal and external shovel attachment, dedicated shovel/probe sleeves, dry main compartment, multiple internal pockets, storm zipper flaps, heavy duty ballistic nylon base, compression formed back panel with internal support stay, height adjustable waist belt for torso length, dual hip belt pockets, and fleece lined goggle pocket. If you are a backcountry snowmobiler, this avalanche airbag pack is for you.

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.

Float 25 Turbo Resources

Float 25 Turbo Video

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Additional information

Volume

1,526 cu. in / 25 liters (with system) 1,953 cu. in / 32 liters (without system)

Weight

Full system with full cylinder: 7.4 lbs / 3286 g Full system without cylinder: 5.8 lbs / 2636 g Pack: 4.1 lbs / 1874 g

Dimensions

Waist: 160 cm / 63 inches Crotch: 110 cm / 43 inches Shoulder: 120 cm / 47 inches

Color

Black

What features does the Float 25 Turbo include?
• Designated avalanche tool compartments and dry main compartment
• Compression formed back panel with internal support stay
• Height adjustable waist belt for torso length
• Height adjustable trigger mounts
• Load lifters
• External and internal shovel carry
• Fixed leg strap
• Storm zipper flaps
• Heavy-duty ballistic nylon base
• Multiple internal pockets
• Fleece lined goggle pocket
• Internal mesh pocket
• Duel hip pockets
• Trigger can be swapped between the left and right shoulder straps, allowing the non-trigger side to be BC Link radio / hydration compatible
• Compatible with snowboard carry attachment

What BCA shovels and probes are compatible with the Float 25 Turbo?
The Float 25 Turbo is compatible with all BCA Stealth probes. The Float 25 is compatible with all BCA shovels although the B-52 shovel handle only fits inside the dry main compartment or in the external shovel carry.

Where do I find the leg harness?
The leg harness is attached to the waist belt and stored in a sleeve behind the left hand waist pocket.

How do Float avalanche airbags reduce burial depth?
Inverse segregation, more commonly referred to as the “Brazil nut effect,” is the science behind why airbags work. The turbulent movement sorts different shaped objects by size (similar to the way large Brazil nuts will rise to the top when a bowl of mixed nuts is shaken). Smaller objects are more likely to fall into the voids created by the turbulence, while larger objects move to the top. In addition to increasing your overall buoyancy, the Float avalanche airbags are designed to make a backcountry user “bigger” than the surrounding pieces of debris in an avalanche. Float avalanche airbags use compressed air in the cylinder to fill the bag and make the user’s volume larger, reducing or eliminating burial depth and increasing your chances of survival.

Where can I refill or exchange the Float avalanche airbag compressed air cylinders?
There are several ways to refill or exchange your cylinder once it has been discharged. BCA has an extensive network of BCA-certified refill centers published on our Refill Center Locator page. These include select dealers, SCUBA and paintball shops, and fire stations. BCA also offers a cylinder exchange program. This enables Float owners to exchange empty cylinders for full cylinders at the dealer’s location or at BCA instead of a certified refill station.

Can I transport a Float avalanche airbag on commercial airlines?
The best way to fly with your air cylinder is to empty it with the head detached. Discharge the compressed air cylinder before entering the airport. Unscrew the cylinder head from the cylinder and put both in re-sealable plastic bags. Carry them through the TSA security checkpoint so they are visible to TSA personnel. Afterward, the cylinder head can be screwed back on the cylinder by hand. When you reach your destination, locate a Float retailer or refill center and exchange or refill your empty cylinder. For a list of Float refill/exchange locations, see our refill centers page.

While the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has specifically approved avalanche airbags with pressurized cylinders for airline travel, the Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) does not allow them. If you are traveling in countries outside of North America where refills are not available, contact your airline in advance for permission to check through your pressurized Float cylinder. If permission is granted, then pack the pressurized cylinder in your checked baggage. Make sure it is packed in accordance with the IATA Dangerous Goods guidelines. Unfortunately, regardless of this document and verbal permission often times cylinders have been confiscated by airlines.

If you are traveling to or from North America, then TSA will not allow your pressurized cylinder on board.

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