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BCA Float 42 Airbag Pack

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Product Info

The BCA Float 42 Airbag Pack is a fully-featured airbag for dedicated backcountry enthusiasts and professionals carrying all the essentials for a long day in the mountains. An updated Float 2.0 system frees up space in the main compartment compared to previous versions, allowing you to carry a little more food and water along with layers, tools, and googles. Trusted by the pros, the Float 42 is the ultimate backcountry companion.

Product Details


Main210 Denier Mini Ripstop Nylon with PU Coating

High Wear Areas420 Denier Oxford Nylon w/ PU Coating

Lining200 Denier Polyester


Torso Size18” - 21”

Full System with Full Cylinder7.1 lb / 3215 g

Pack Only4.4 lb / 1998 g


Float 2.0 System Nearly 30% smaller and 15% percent lighter than BCA's Float 1.0 engine, the Float 2.0 engine fits inside the Float airbag compartment, freeing up more valuable space in the main compartment. The Float 2.0 is built into their stripped-down, lightweight and durable new Float 17 Speed and Float 27 Speed avalanche airbag packs. Between their sleek new engine and their svelte new packs, BCA shaved 20% off the weight of their Float 1.0 system.

Float 2.0 Air Cylinder Not IncludedPuchase separately at an authorized BCA dealer


Hip Belt Pocket

Fleece-lined Goggle Sleeve

Back Panel Access


YKK w/ DWR Coating

BC Link Compatible

Hydration Compatible

Dual Zippered Shoulder Straps

Diagonal Ski Carry

Dual Multi-Gear Loops

Ergo Trigger

Vertical Snowboard Carry

Height-Adjustable Hip Belt

Molded Back Panel

Compression Straps

Dedicated Shovel/Probe Compartment

Helmet Carry - Removable

Hip Belt Tool Loops

Internal Support Frame

Load Lifters

Ice Axe Carry - Internal & External Loops

WarningWearing an airbag backpack is no guarantee of survival in an avalanche. Backcountry travelers are highly advised to educate themselves in snow stability assessment, route finding, and companion rescue and carry all of the conventional avalanche gear in addition to the airbag.


Refilling Your Cylinder BCA Float cylinders may be refilled either by BCA in Boulder, CO, or at authorized refill stations. Visit in order to find authorized refill centers in your area. BCA does not recommend attempting to refill cylinders yourself or at non-authorized locations as the process requires training, documentation and parts provided by BCA.

Cylinder Sold Separately


  • Material: Nylon, Polyester, PU
  • Bag Volume (L): 42
  • Bag Volume (cu in): 2563
  • Weight (g): 2942
  • Airbag System Included: Yes
  • Ski Carry: Yes
  • Snowboard Carry: Yes
  • Hydration Compatible: Yes
  • Hydration System Included: No
  • Warranty: 3 Years More 

Other Notes

BCA products can only be shipped within the United States and Canada



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