The OER Float E2-25 Turbo Airbag rental features BCA’s all new Float E2 avalanche airbag packs using an Alpride E2 supercapacitor system to store energy that powers the compressor upon deployment. Supercapacitor performance is more reliable in cold temperatures and releases faster when activated for deployment. The E2 is TSA-approved for hassle-free airline travel. While the E2 system makes it easy to travel by air, our innovative Side Stash pocket and Back Stash zip make it easier to travel on snow —without stopping to hydrate, swap hat/gloves/eyewear, or even skins— just rip ‘em, stash ‘em and go!
See the “Battery and Charging” tab on this page for more details on how the supercapacitor works and charges.
Our dedicated sled-specific Float E2-25 Turbo offers 25 liters with multiple options for external shovel carry, as well as an insulated internal electronics pocket. Includes all our standard Float E2 features: waterproof coated nylon, Side Stash pocket, Back Stash zip, internal shovel/ probe carry system, curved side access zip, hip belt pocket, and “cooling fin” back panel ventilation.
AA BATTERIES FOR ADDITIONAL DEPLOYMENTS
In addition to the supercapacitor storage, two AA batteries to allow for additional deployments in the field. The batteries also help keep the supercapacitors at full charge when not in use. See the Float E-2 Avalanche Airbag Manual for more information.
Features and Specs
21 Liters with E2 system installed
- Alpride Supercapacitor Engine
- Back Stash Zip
- BC Link compatable
- Curved side zip access
- Dedicated shovel/probe compartment, as well as External shovel system
- Dual Zippered shoulder straps
- Fleece lined goggle sleeve
- Hip belt pocket and tool loop
- Insulated interior electronics pocket
- Cooling Fin back panel
- Side Stash Pocket
How do Float airbags reduce burial depth?
- Preventing or minimizing burial depth is the key to reducing avalanche fatalities. That’s because the majority of time in an avalanche rescue is spent on excavating the victim. An airbag is designed to keep you at or near the surface, minimizing excavation time.
- Inverse segregation, more commonly referred to as the ‘Brazil nut effect’ is the science behind why airbags work. The turbulent movement sorts different shaped objects by size (similar to the way large Brazil nuts will rise to the top when a bowl of mixed nuts is shaken). Smaller objects are more likely to fall into the voids created by the turbulence, while larger objects move to the top. In addition to increasing your overall buoyancy, the Float avalanche airbags are designed to make a backcountry user ‘bigger’ than the surrounding pieces of debris in an avalanche.