Backcountry Access Float 22 Pack – 2014

FOR: Neutral
MSRP: $675
GET IT: $499.95

From the Editors of Freeskier:

This low profile, 22-liter airbag pack is a great option for lift-accessed backcountry adventures. It features a fixed shovel/ probe pocket and a large waist-belt pocket, as well as helmet- and diagonal ski-carry systems. The single-chamber airbag inflates with the help of 2,700 pounds per square inch of compressed air activated by a trigger located on the shoulder strap that can be tucked away to prevent inadvertent activation.

The Pros: At only 5.6 pounds, including the airbag system, it’s perfect for quick BC laps.
The Cons: You’ll have to upgrade to the Float 32 for hydration compatibility.