Access solves those problems with the Float series. The Float 22 Airbag is BCA's medium-sized pack, designed for morning tours and extended through-the-gates adventures.
The Float airbag system is light, affordable, and easy to use, and most importantly, it could save your life. It uses a compressed air cylinder to almost instantly inflate a 150-liter airbag that helps keep you at or near the surface of a slide in order to minimize evacuation time and blunt force trauma from debris and hidden obstacles. Backcountry Access also has the world's most extensive network of cylinder refill and exchange centers, making it easier for you to get a new compressed air cylinder after you have to deploy your airbag.
The Float 22 features enough volume to stash your climbing skins, snacks, an extra layer, and, of course, all the avalanche safety essentials. In fact, it has dedicated shovel and probe sleeves so you can quickly access your avalanche rescue tools when the worst happens. A diagonal ski carry holds you planks when you have to boot pack, and BCA also offers a snowboard carry attachment (sold separately) for the snow surfers.
The Backcountry Access Tracker DTS Beacon is one of the older models that outlasted the competition due to its affordable price and easy-to-use functionality. Backcountry skiers and splitboarders quickly learn how to use the simple interface, with only one button that switches from search to send modes. The second button lets you flag multiple burial victims, an original feature for the DTS that's now pretty much standard in all modern beacons. Backcountry Access included a secure harness for the beacon and three batteries for use right out of the box.
$499.00For the most challenging ascents, every gram counts. That's why the pros don't muck around with anything other than the Spark R&D Arc Splitboard Bindings. With a burly CNC'd baseplate combined with Spark's Tesla T1 Binding system in place, enjoy record time skins along with a confidence inspiring foundation on the way down. Built down to the smallest detail, the Spark R&D Arc Splitboard Bindings are ingeniously designed so every trip is an amazing one. View full product details
$199.00New for the 2016-2017 season. These 3-section poles make the perfect accompaniment to your splitboard and skins. They adjust from 65 to 135cm with a simple flick of a heavy-duty aluminum cam lever. Three 7075-T9 tempered aluminum shafts compine with EVA-foam hand grips and 20cm traverse grips make for ease of use whether climbing or traversing. View full product details