The Float 22 excels at mechanized (heli, side-country, etc.) skiing and snowboarding but still functions well for day touring - as long as not too much technical gear is needed (AKA: rope, harness etc), whereas the Float 32 is primarily an all day touring, ski mountaineering, and light hut-to-hut pack. The Float 22 is one of the lighter airbag packs on the market and is one of the best-priced airbags in our review. At $500 for the pack and $175 for the canister ($675 total) it's $50 less than the Float 32, $200 less than the next closest priced airbag pack, and half the price of our OutdoorGearLab Editors' Choice, the Arc'teryx Voltair 30 or the Black Diamond Halo 28. The BCA packs don't have as fancy, unique, or as modular of an airbag systems, but they remain extremely functional, dependable, and are among the least expensive.
The Float 22 has a new color option now. Read on below to find out more.