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Backcountry Access Float Reviews and Buyer's Guide (Jan 2019)

4.20 based on 10 reviews
Backcountry Access Float
99% of the Backcountry Access Float reviews are good or excellent!

Excellent (42%)
Good (57%)
Average (0%)
Poor (0%)
Bad (0%)

Capacity iconCapacity32 l (1953 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5.5 oz (2.5 kg)
Length iconLength21 in (53 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height5 in (13 cm)

Reviews Summary

Here's what the reviewers think about the Backcountry Access Float:

Reviewers like these things about the Backcountry Access Float

  • Reviewers thought that the Backcountry Access Float airbag backpack is comfortable to use due to its excellent construction.
  • Other reviewers noted that this airbag decreases burial depth.
  • Testers also said that it helps protect the head and neck from trauma in an avalanche.
  • Several users pointed out that the bag has enough room to fit tools and equipment.
  • Other users noted that it has a pocket dedicated to a shovel or a probe.
  • Other reviewers pointed out that the bag is functional and easy to use.
  • Some users are pleased with the quality of the pack.
  • According to some users, it includes a carry system for a helmet and a diagonal ski.
  • Other reviewers thought that it was easy to organize and store things well.
  • Some users felt that its padded waist belt adds comfort and stability to the bag.
  • Many commended its attractive yet functional design.
  • Users were delighted that the bag is compatible with hydration bottles through the sleeves designed for such bottles.
  • They also mentioned that it has loops dedicated to an ice ax.

Reviewers don't like these things

  • A user said that it may not be used for everyday activities due to its airbag feature.
  • Another reviewer noted that it has no pocket dedicated to laptops.

Popular Models

Backcountry Access Float 22

50% choose the Backcountry Access Float 22

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Backcountry Access Float 32

50% choose the Backcountry Access Float 32

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Capacity iconCapacity32 l (1953 cuin)
Weight iconWeight5.5 oz (2.5 kg)
Length iconLength21 in (53 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height5 in (13 cm)

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Backcountry Access Float features:
  • Adjustable waist
  • Avalanche airbag
  • Internal pockets

Actual features depends on the model, so check the features before you buy.

Packing Guide

See how much a traveller, an athlete and an outdoorsy person can pack in the different Backcountry Access Float models (the most popular choice is the Float 22).

Capacity/Weight Levels

The capacity/weight level shows how much the bag weights compared with it's capacity (volume).

The lower the capacity/weight level, the better.

3232 l5.5 oz0.17 oz/L


vs Backcountry Access Bags

The Backcountry Access Float ranks #1 compared with the other Backcountry Access bags.

vs All Bags

The Backcountry Access Float ranks #472 compared with all the bags we have checked.

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Selected Reviews

Dirtbag Dreams

The Backcountry Access Float 32 is an awesome addition to my quiver of ski packs. It is the perfect size for a recreationalist throughout the winter and spring seasons.

Posted 7 October 2016 by Niels Meyer - Read full review

Backcountry Skiing Canada

The Back Country Access Float 36 airbag backpack is a thought-out design and works well for its intended purpose. It may be a bit overbuilt, and there are a few quirky design elements, but overall I was please with its performance and comfort.

Posted 4 May 2012 by Ryan - Read full review

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Last updated on January 11, 2019