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BCA Float 8™ Orange Avalanche Airbag


Our lowest profile pack.




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Slim and lightweight with enough volume to carry avalanche rescue tools. The Float 8 features integration for BC Link radios, hydration sleeve, and multiple anchor points to carry external tools with straps (provided by user). Optional external shovel carry system sold separately.

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 8 Resources

Float 8 Video

Removing and Installing the Float System
This video applies to the Float 8 too!

Click here to download the video.
Click ‘download MP4 720 file format’ – select ‘save file’ in the pop up window to save to your Downloads folder.


Additional information


Pack: 488 cu. in / 8 liters (with system) Airbag: 150-liter / 1340 cu. in


Full system: 5.6 lbs / 2538 g Full system without cylinder: 4.1 lbs / 1888 g Pack only: 2.5 lbs / 1126 g


Waist: 160cm / 63 in Crotch: 110cm / 43 in Shoulder: 120cm / 47 in Torso length: 17-22 in / 43.18 cm – 55.88 cm



2 reviews for BCA Float 8™ Orange Avalanche Airbag

  1. Nice Light Airbag

    I had the opportunity to use this bag a lot last winter, it is now my go to for slack country, snowmobile, cat and heli access skiing. I think everybody can relate to wanting the smallest, lightest pack possible for the situation and this pack is excellent in that regard. For most ski touring missions I would recommend the 22, this pack has built in space for your shovel and probe but doesn’t leave a lot of room for tons of extra items. Skins alone take up a lot of the cargo space so for longer missions where lots of liquids, food, and clothing are required consider the 22. For everything else, I highly recommend this bag.

  2. The BCA Float 8: A minimalist airbag pack ideal for lift-accessed backcountry laps.

    New for 2015-16, BCA is introducing an all-new member to the Float squadron (in addition to the redesign of the Float 22 and 32 packs), the Float 8. This past weekend, I had the opportunity to take the pack out for a spin while getting into the backcountry off of Berthoud Pass, Colorado.

    My biggest takeaway from skiing with this pack is that if you’re looking to make a day of it and embark on some easy accessed touring (like I did), look to the Float 22 pack for a bit of extra capacity without much added weight.

    Read my full review on

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