BCA Float 42 Avalanche Airbag 2.0

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The BCA Float 42 Avalanche Airbag 2.0 is their burliest pack, specifically designed for pros, ski patrollers, guides, and those heading out for long tours and overnights. The BCA Float 42 Avalanche Airbag features their 2.0 air cylinder and engine, which is nearly 30% smaller and 15% lighter than their Float 1.0 engine. All the Float 2.0 system elements sit entirely separate behind a zippered covering, freeing up valuable space in the main compartment for gear, first-aid kit, and supplies. The Float 42 150-liter airbag not only creates buoyancy and decreases your burial depth but also protects your head and neck from trauma in an avalanche. All BCA Float packs include integration for BC Link™ Radios, a hydration sleeve, dual-zippered shoulder straps, and a molded back panel.


  Float 12 Float 22 Float 32 Float 42 Float Speed 17 Float Speed 27
BC Link Compatible X X X X X X
Hydration Compatible X X X X X X
Dual Zippered Shoulder Straps X X X X X X
Diagonal Ski Carry X X X X X X
Dual Multi-Gear Loops X X X X X X
Ergo Trigger X X X X    
Vertical Snowboard Carry X X X X    
Height-Adjustable Waist Belt X X X X    
Molded Back Panel X X X X    
Waist Belt Tool Loops     X X X X
Compression Straps     X X X X
Dedicated Shovel/Probe Compartment   X X X    
Helmet Carry - Removable X X X X    
Hip Belt Pocket   X X X    
Ice Axe Carry - Internal   X X X    
Tool Sleeve X          
Internal Support Frame     X X    
Load Lifters     X X    
Fleece-lined Goggle Pocket     X X    
Ice Axe Carry External Loops       X   X
Ice Axe Carry - Internal   X X X    
Back Panel Access       X    





2,563 cubic inches / 42 liters (with system)


7.1 lb / 3,215 g (full system with full cylinder) 5.9 lb / 2,658 g (full system without cylinder) 4.4 lb / 1,998 g (pack only)


210 denier mini ripstop nylon w/ PU coating (main) 420 denier oxford nylon w/ PU coating (high wear areas) 200 denier polyester (lining)


18” - 21” / 45.7 - 53.3 cm