Research shows that wearing an airbag while you ski or ride doubles your odds of survival if you get caught in an avalanche. So why doesn't everyone wear one' Well, the problem is they've been too heavy, bulky, and expensive until now. The Backcountry Access Float 8 Airbag offers a low profile, lightweight way to stay safe when you go through the gates to get into the backcountry. Perfect for lift access backcountry and quick tours, this minimalist bag has enough space for basic avalanche safety tools, as well as a small hydration pack and a few snacks. The Float airbag system is light, affordable, and easy to use, and most importantly, it could save your life. It uses a compressed air cylinder to almost instantly inflate a 150 liter airbag that helps keep you at or near the surface of a slide in order to minimize evacuation time. Backcountry Access also has the world's most extensive network of cylinder refill and exchange centers, making it easier for you to get a new compressed air cylinder after you have to deploy your airbag.