How does the Float MtnPro Vest Avalanche Airbag work?
Watch our video to see how to operate the Float MtnPro Vest Avalanche Airbag.
What sizes are available for the Float MtnPro Vest Avalanche Airbag?
The Float MtnPro Vest Avalanche Airbag comes in two sizes (M/L & XL/XXL) that will fit well on the majority of body types. The Float MtnPro Vest avalanche airbag is specifically designed for backcountry snowmobiling. Adjustable waist straps allow for a wide range of flexibility along the rider’s waist; the length of the vest however is fixed. Fit issues may occur for very tall or very short body types.
SIZE M/LBack Panel Length: 53cm (20.86 in)Front Zip length: 43cm (16.92 in)Chest: (38-46 in)
SIZE XL/XXLBack Panel Length: 53cm (20.86 in)Front Zip length: 47cm (18.50 in)Chest: (46-54 in)
Does the Float MtnPro Vest Avalanche Airbag pack work with the same air cylinder as other BCA Float packs?
Yes, the Float MtnPro Vest uses the same float airbag system (150 Liter Airbag) as all other Float models. The Float MtnPro Vest is designed to work with BCA’s Float 1.0 cylinder and is not compatible with the 2.0 cylinder.
BCA recommends testing your air cylinder and airbag once every season to ensure that everything is mechanically sound before heading into the field.
How do I attach and route my BC Link radio through the Float MtnPro Vest?
The Float MtnPro Vest was designed with the use of our BC Link radio in mind, allowing the radio to integrate seamlessly into the vest. Similar to how the trigger to your avalanche airbag is routed, you will be routing the BC Link cord through the opposite side of your trigger location, up through the shoulder of the vest and down through the airbag compartment. Simply disconnect the Smart Mic from the base unit of the BC Link radio and route the end of the cord starting at the front of the vest where your mic will rest once installed. Undo the airbag compartment and locate where the cord will route through at the top of the airbag compartment. Route the cord behind the airbag and down through the opening into the main compartment. Connect the Smart Mic cord to the BC Link radio base unit and re-pack the airbag back into the airbag compartment. There is a designated pocket inside the main compartment for the BC Link radio. Be sure that the Smart Mic cable is not routed over the airbag or in any way that might hinder the airbag from deploying. Once you zip up the airbag compartment, utilize one of the webbing loops where your Smart Mic will rest to keep the Smart Mic from bouncing around while riding. Please see our instructional video here.
Tip: If you’re confused about how to route the mic cable through the airbag compartment, look at how the trigger cable is routed through that area and try to copy it with the Smart Mic cable to ensure you will not cause any obstruction to the airbag if deployed. Contact BCA via phone or email with questions.
What is the square pocket inside the main compartment designed for?
This elastic pocket is designed for the base unit of the BC Link radio. Simply put the radio inside the pocket and use the elastic cord and Velcro to secure.
Which BCA avalanche shovels are compatible with the Float MtnPro Vest?
All BCA avalanche shovels, with the exception of the large B-52, are compatible with the Float MtnPro Vest.
Which BCA avalanche probes are compatible with the Float MtnPro Vest?
All BCA avalanche probes, including the Stealth 300 and Stealth 330 are compatible with the designated tool compartment inside the main compartment of the Float MtnPro Vest.
What are the features and benefits of the MtnPro Vest for Sledders?
Watch our MtnPro Vest video and find out!
What sizes are available for the MtnPro Vest?
The MtnPro Vest comes in just one size (M/L) that will fit well on the majority of body types. The MtnPro Vest is specifically designed for to protect your upper body when snowmobiling. Adjustable waist straps allow for a wide range of flexibility along the rider’s waist; the length of the vest. Fit issues may occur for very tall or very short body types.
Do I wear the MtnPro Vest on the outside or inside of my jacket/shell?
The MtnPro Vest is a mid layer to be worn on the inside of your jacket/shell. The protective material is breathable to work well with high tech breathable jackets and shells.
Does the MtnPro Vest come with an avalanche airbag system? Is it compatible with the Float system?
No, the MtnPro Vest does not come with an avalanche airbag system nor is it compatible with the Float system. The Float MtnPro Vest avalanche airbag model is the only protective vest option with an avalanche airbag.
What are the features and benefits of BCA’s MtnPro Shin Guards for Sledders?
Watch our MtnPro Tunnel Bag video and find out!
Are the MtnPro Shin Guards designed to be worn outside or inside snow pants?
MtnPro Shin Guards should be worn on the inside of your snow pants to prevent them from getting caught on objects and potentially being pulled off your legs when snowmobiling. Pants with zippered pant legs allow for easy attachment and removal. MtnPro Shin Guards can be worn on the outside of the pants if necessary but work best when covered.
What are the features and benefits of the MtnPro Tunnel Bag for Sledders?
Watch our MtnPro Tunnel Bag video and find out!
What snowmobile models are compatible with the MtnPro Tunnel Bag?
The MtnPro Tunnel Bag mounting system has been redesigned to be compatible with a wider range of snowmobiles. Included with the Tunnel Bag are four straps that will mount to any make, and model snowmobile by drilling two holes in the tunnel and two holes in the running boards.
How do I secure my Mtn Pro Tunnel Bag to a snowmobile?
The MtnPro Tunnel Bag has been designed to easily accommodate the Ski-Doo LinQ mounting hardware.
Remember, look before you drill and measure twice
These are bolts that need to be purchased by customers in order to attach the Ski-Doo LinQ system to our new tunnel bag.
- 1/4-20×3/4″ bolt. Quantity: 4 (we like the Phillips head)
- 1/4-20 nylon lock nut. Quantity: 4
- 1/4-20 metal washer. Quantity: 4
Directions for attaching Ski Doo LinQ Quick Release to Tunnel Bag:
- Drill out the holes in Ski Doo LinQ Quick Release Latch Part #: 715001707 with a 1/4″ drill bit to accommodate 1/4″ bolts.
- Insert bolt from outside through quick release latch and through predrilled spot in BCA tunnel bag.
- Washer and nut are attached on inside of tunnel bag.
Note: Can use smaller diameter bolts and not drill, but I prefer the 1/4″ bolts for strength.
Which BCA avalanche shovels are compatible with the shovel carry on the MtnPro Tunnel Bag?
All BCA avalanche shovels are compatible, excluding the B-52.
What are the benefits of snowmobiling with a MtnPro Tunnel Bag versus a backpack?
MtnPro Tunnel Bags provide an easier, faster and more secure way to attach and remove accessories on your snowmobile. With a tunnel bag, you can instantly access anything you need on your sled without having to stop and take off your backpack.