The Most Important New Products From Outdoor Retailer 2017, Ranked

9. BCA Speed 17
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9. BCA Speed 17

Floating backcountry bags are slowly becoming standard in avalanche territory. By some estimates, they increase your chance of survival by 50 percent. But they can still be heavy and bulky. BCA’s new engine is 30 percent smaller and 15 percent lighter than its previous version. And because it uses compressed-air cartridges, you can refill them endlessly for multiple deployments. [$535; backcountryaccess.com]

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