BCA Float 32 avalanche airbag the BCA Float has been available in the USA for a couple of years now and have finally got approval for sales in the UK and Europe.
The BCA Float 32 is the larger pack available the other being the Float 22, we found that the 32 really did not feel like the size it is due to the slim design and pretty good ergonomic shape.
The BCA Float 32 is designed for both lift severed off piste riding, it has a super low profile fit and is probably more suited to touring and pro use when you need to carry more gear..
The available pack size is good for 2 to 3 day use, there is enough space for shovel probe, drink first aid kit, a extra layer or two, skins emergency equipment and a extra jacket
General BCA Float information:
The airbag in the BCA Float range inflates from the top of the back pack and is a single 150 litre bag design, inflating behind the head to offer float and added protection to the head and upper body. The design allows good vision in an avalanche situation to inflate and then ski away from the avalanche.
Refilling of the BCA cylinders can be done by returning to us, there is also the facility to refill via a SCUBA to paint ball adapter system.
Flying with the BCA Float
Flying with your BCA Float avalanche airbags is the same as Snowpulse and ABS systems, you will need to pre book your airbag at least 2 weeks prior to flying and then take with you two copies of the IATA regulations (see download handbook below for copy), keep one copy with your documents and the other copy place on the BCA Float airbag.
Be prepared for a slightly longer check in process as almost always you will be called to out size luggage check to qualify your airbag. Please call us if you need more information we have had many customer fly all over the world with their airbags, with little or no problems as long as you follow the guide lines.
One thing we would add is that the IATA guide lines say that you can get your airbag on board as hand luggage, please don’t try this its not worth the hassle you will get at the airport.
32 liters / 1593 cubic inches
6.4 pounds / 2495 grams (whole system including cylinder)
3 Year Warranty
18-23 inch / 45.72 cm - 58.42 cm torso length
Highlights: Designated shovel/probe pocket, helmet and diagonal ski carry system, padded waist belt pockets, hydration compatible sleeve ice ax loops, load lifters, lined goggle pocket, and optional snowboard attachment (sold as accessory)
We can deliver to any where in mainland europe