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Backcountry Access Float Reviews Summary and Buyer's Guide

Last updated July 3, 2019

based on 17 reviews

We have checked a few reviews and found 13 reasons to buy the Float - and 2 reasons NOT to buy it.

Check all the pros and cons here.

91% of the reviewers give the Backcountry Access Float a good or excellent rating!

Excellent (58%)
Good (33%)
Average (0%)
Poor (8%)
Bad (0%)


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.


Crowdsourced specs across all Backcountry Access Float models and sizes:

Capacity iconCapacity32 l (1953 cuin)
Weight iconWeight4.3-5.5 oz (2-2.5 kg)
Length iconLength21 in (53 cm)
Width13 in (33 cm)
Height5 in (13 cm)

Popular Models

Backcountry Access Float 22

50% choose the Backcountry Access Float 22

50 %
Colors and combinations:


Weight iconWeight4.4 oz (2 kg)

Backcountry Access Float 32

50% choose the Backcountry Access Float 32

50 %
Colors and combinations:


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)

Backcountry Access Float 22 vs Float 32

The two most popular Backcountry Access Float models are the Float 22 and the Float 32, so let's compare them:

Popularity and Prices

The same amount of people are interested in both models. 50% of the people interested in the Backcountry Access Float choose the Float 22 and 50 choose the Float 32.

Looking at the prices, the Float 22 is typically around $70 more expensive than the Float 32, but check the deals before you buy.

Float 22Float 32

Weight and dimensions

The weight of the Float 22 is 1.1 kg (38.8 oz) lower than the weight of the Float 32.

Float 22Float 32

Features and Colors

Both models are available in black. Only the Float 32 is available in blue, orange and red.

Feature Summary

Many sources mention these Backcountry Access Float features:
  • Adjustable waist
  • Avalanche airbag
  • Compression straps
  • Internal pockets
  • Hip belt
  • Hip belt pockets
  • Seam taped

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


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

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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 July 03, 2019