Excavation time is by far the biggest contributing factor in avalanche fatalities. By reducing or eliminating burial depth you substantially increase your chances of survival. The Float 30 is the first airbag that is both affordable and easily reusable. We use a smaller cylinder, singlechamber 150liter airbag, and superefficient venturi system to reduce cost and weight. The airbag itself not only helps prevent burial, but protects the head, neck and upper body from trauma. With its location behind the head and away from the hips and arms, it preserves the user's peripheral vision and his or her ability to escape the avalanche before it picks up speed.
ѢWeight: 7.4 pounds/3357 grams (system)
4.4 pounds/1996 grams (pack only)
ѢVolume: 1830 cubic inches/30 liters
ѢTorso lengths: 1722 inches
ѢHydration: none included but is compatible
The airbag is neatly stuffed into a 30-liter panel-loading BCA backpack with shovel and probe pockets, diagonal ski carrying system, compression straps, lined goggle pocket, waist belt pockets, and several interior pockets for easy gear access. For a close look at how it all works, see the videos below.