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Old 05-29-2013, 09:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I have the BCA floating 18, used $200 blown 1x for fun, itís a bit small, itís fine for side country lift assist and packing a lunch. Get at least the 22 they work on compressed air cheap to fill. Iíve had my completely taken apart to do some sewing on it to fit poles...but with a 22L or larger...or smaller poles will fit inside.

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Old 05-30-2013, 07:50 AM   #12 (permalink)
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18 is pretty small. So is a 22. 30-35 is kind of the standard for touring. Gives you enough space for standard gear, extra layers, food, water, first aid, skins. 18-22 is great if all you are doing is sidecountry laps where you just need minimal gear. That is one of the things I liked about next year's BCA line up. Choose what size bag you need for the day, zip it onto the airbag system and go.
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Old 05-30-2013, 07:56 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I love the pole mods you did there wrath
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